Re: Time to Modify Bend But Don't Break?
posted at 2/3/2014 11:32 AM EST
In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to Sam-Adams' comment:
Pat, it's easy to say Pete put a good team together and won the superbowl. This doesn't mean that BB's approach to the game is wrong. It's worked through three generations of players, countless roster changes, coaching changes and if it weren't for a couple key injuries they would have been in NY again last night.
Now....my point is Seattle is going to have a heck of a time keeping this team together. Here's a few salaries to consider;
R Wilson $681K, Wagnewr $979K, Tate $ 880K, Browner $773K, Sherman $600K, Maxwell $583K, Baldwin $560K, Kerse $480K.
These are just a few, E Thomas is only $2.8 and you know their coaching staff is going to start taking off to HC jobs in the NCAA and NFL.
And just because people question BB approach doesn't make it treason. The NFL is consistently evoling so why is it treason to question an approach that worked 10 yrs ago but no longer works in the modern NFL? It's an approach that allows you to remain competitive but as we've seen the last 5 seasons the more talented and agressive teams have won. Look at the teams that beat us, they had more upfront talent and had more agressive D's then passive one's. It's great to say, well we've had x number of winning seasons but when you have the GOAT QB and coach and both have limited lifespans is competitive good enough?
As for your salary numbers doesn't that apply to the Pats as well. They are consistently adding 10+ rooks every year, so wouldn't the same numbers apply? Frankly imo that's a great problem to have because that means you have productive rooks who are playing above their salary. Wouldn't you want that problem too? That's like saying you have to many pitchers in baseball. But, looking at the Pats, they resigned Mayo, Gronk, Wilfork, Hern, Mankins all to high level deals so what's the difference between what you are comparing and what the Pats have done? They gave $4mil a year to Arrington???? You are telling me that Sea wouldn't give that to Sherman and that it's alright if the Pats do it for Arrington but crazy if Sea does it for Sherman? But, really if that's your thinking tell me what are we paying, Dennard, Ryan, Jones, Hightower, Dobson.... see the same issue applies to the Pats as it does Sea with the exception that Sea has higher talented players so they will have to pay them more or let them go and somehow having higher talented players that got you a SB is an issue?
i don't think Pete sold anything out to win it this year. He and the GM drafted wisely and got very productive FAs. Yes, they will lose some come contract time, but as you point out, every team does.
What impresses me most about the way Seattle is built is their roster is comprised of young talent, acquired in all rounds. It's not 15, highly paid first round guys, but guys they struck gold on in rounds 2-7 also.
How many of us wanted Tate, Chancellor, etc? These guys were all well known on our draft board here.