What, me worry?
I agree, Ken. Thanks for putting it so well.There are a few simple reasons that the Pats spent so much money in the early part of FA
1. They had the money
2. They NEEDED to improve the roster due to a stretch of bad drafting
3. The combination of the low cap number and the large number of teams in cap trouble created a market where even top of the market deals were relative bargains, and what looks like an overpay now will look pretty good in 2 years.
That's it, folks. If you think any of this was brought on by what happened with Brady then you really haven't been watching this team for the past 20 years....or Bill Bellichick. Tell me, at what point has Bill EVERY been an "all about me guy".....EVER? The fact is NEVER. Has he EVER tooted his own horn or fell into the hype about him being the GOAT...or any of that crap.
These media pukes who bring this petty sh!t up are only doing it because there are no more petty, vindictive, or selfish group of people than the guys who cover professional sports (mke reiss excepted). They think Bill would be petty about Brady's success because THEY sure would be if they'd were in Bill's shoes.
What Bill has been about for 20 years is trying to build the best football team he can, year in and year out. No one understands better about the ups and downs of the NFL life than Bill Bellichick. When Bill makes a bad pick, he doesn't dwell on, he just tries to find out what they missed and try to do better the next time.
I'm particularly disappointed in Curran's recent piece. He's really jumped the shark on this whole revenge narrative. He has no evidence this exists. If he does, his piece certainly doesn't present it.
I've listened to his podcasts in the past and he knows how the game is played, how his bread gets buttered. The problem is he tries to play both sides of the street, serious journalist and shock jock all in one, and it doesn't work. He needs to go all in on being a heel if he's going to go there at all, yet he can't seem to convince himself to go into full-on Felger and Mazz mode. He tries to dabble in both, and he comes across as an because of that.