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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    Typical elements of a Borges article = good writing + bad analysis.

    Neither is present in that one, however.
     
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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    after an attempt to move up to No. 8 came up flat on Friday,

    what?

    why did I click that link?
     
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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    From the headline, I'm guessing it was chance no. 1,000,000 to have a pop at the Pats?
     
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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    Better and a tad more positive than most..

     
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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    No, actually it was a rational analysis of what Bill did to inadvertently piss off that segment of his fanbase that is usually pissed off no matter what he does...and why he did it.
     
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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    Saving money I thought was a good thing...no??? And value....but somehow going for a value is cheap to some...missing teh point and that saving money in one area like this (while getting needs and players) only means that a team has EXTRA money to spend elsewhere...If that is a negarive....
     
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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    I hate Borges' writing as much as the next guy but this seems to be a positive article for once. Seems like he's saying that they could have gotten the same talent in the twenties as he did in the thirties and forties while saving the first round money.
     
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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    To be honest, I don't understand the hatred for Borges... he's a writer. He doesn't work for my favorite football team. Therefore, he doesn't bother me.
     
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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    No one is lower on Borges than I, but that's a great article and it's positively glowing about Belichick. I think sometimes we tend to assume and project the negative when it's not there, especially with a d-bag like Borges. In this case that's neither fair nor accurate - ditto on a lot of the replies in this thread.
     
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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    I did not see any shots at BB or NE there at all.

    Nicely writen and 100% true.

    Value, talent & depth as opposed to overpaying for less then they got had they stood pat. The two moves combined enabled them to grab 34, 40 & 41 - looks like talent right there in those picks to me. I love Butler, Chung and never even thought of Brace ofr one second, but I sure like what I read.
     
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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    A Well written and very true article.
     
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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    Something's wrong with me. I can't seem to read anymore.
    I stupidly thought that was a positive article, in fact, quite complimentary of Belichick.
     
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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    I can't stand Borges either, but there was nothing bad in this article at all. If anything he is giving BB credit for being prudent and getting value for the money in his picks.
     
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    Re: Borges:Bill Belichick saves dough by piling up low picks

    Yeah, but does he "like him", or does he "LIKE him like him"?????

    Has this thread turned into High School Musical III? :D
     
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    Wow! Borges writes a pretty positive piece on the Patriots draft and he still gets bashed for being a Belichick hater.
     
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    i think the heading of the article doesnt justify the contents.
     
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    Perhaps so, but the editor, NOT the writer, picks the headline
     
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    Borges was right on the money with this analysis. I haven't been a fan in the past, but I saw no distortion attempts to bend the facts in an axe-grinding mode. More importantly, I interpreted it as a compliment to BB and the Patriots draft planning personnel.
     
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