Top Ten draft classes of all time

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  1. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member Supporter

  2. Lifer

    Lifer Banned

    were any of Bobby Griers on there? I always thought the 1997 Patriots draft was quite sensational. Damon Denson, Sedrick Shaw, Chris Canty :bricks:

    Pete Carroll gets all the blame, but i always pointed more to Grier, in 3 years Damian Woody and Kevin Faulk were the only 2 picks that helped the Patriots in any way.
  3. Rob0729

    Rob0729 Supporter Supporter

    #12 Jersey

    Although I do blame Grier far more for our late 90s woes, Carroll was not a good NFL coach and had no control of the team. He had poor clock management skills, no guts (I remember him taking a knee once when we had over a minute left on the first half clock), and couldn't get his staff to get plays in on time. Also, many of the players didn't respect him. It was both their faults for the decline post-Parcells. Grier was just more responsible.
  4. gomezcat

    gomezcat It's SIR Moderator to you Staff Member Supporter

    Ugh. I am traumatised just reading that. The Steelers selected Lynn Swann, Jack Lambert, John Stallworth and Mike Webster all in the same draft. 23 years later and we produce that shower of s**t? Unbelievable.
  5. SamBamsFan

    SamBamsFan Rotational Player and Threatening Starter's Job

    We'll always have Tom Reynolds. We traded away our 1st for Fred Dwyer, who wouldn't play for us, so we had to ship to LA for a pick the following year. CB Ron Bolton is the only one off the '72 draft list that I remember starting for us. Those were the ugliest years.
  6. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    The credit for picking Tom Brady belongs to a quarterback's

    coach called Dick Rehbein. Rehbein thought that Brady was the

    second coming of Joe Montana while others in the organization

    were quite skeptical about Rehbein's claim. Rehbein became very

    anxious as each round of the draft went by with Brady not being

    selected by the Patriots. Finally, in the 6th round, Brady

    was chosen.
  7. Lifer

    Lifer Banned

    however that was after Grier left and the Belichick regime took over.

    Thank you Dick Rehbein!!! I remember hearing the debate was over drafting Brady or Tom Rattay with the pick. um, good choice!
  8. I thought that everone knew this...:rolleyes:
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