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Why didn't Belichick light up his Benjamins on fire like that when Brady was here?

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Wozzy

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Bill Belichick talking to Charlie Weis on Sirius XM NFL Radio:

"This is kind of the year that we've taken to adjust our cap from the spending that we've had in accumulation of prior years. We just haven't been able to have the kind of depth on our roster that we've had in some other years." - BB

Bill on WEEI:

"We paid Cam Newton a million dollars, it was obvious we didn't have any money." - BB

"It's nobodies fault, that's what we did the last five years, won three Super Bowls, played in a fourth and played in an AFC Championship Game." - BB

"This year we had less to work with, it's not an excuse it's just a fact." - BB


"Was this inevitable, something you were always eventually going to have to deal with?" - Fauria
"Yes well, the structure of the league is the structure of the league, that's not going to change." - BB

We don't have to guess what happened in 2020, he literally told us multiple times. Some of us were saying this same thing months prior to him in the preseason before Brady chose what team he was going to or a single game had been played. If you understand the nature of the cap, it's not hard.
 

Marko

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Off the top of my head, there were some players that passed on signing with the Pats such as Derek Mason in 2004, Steve Smith and Emmanuel Sanders in 2014. Adam Humphries was another, but I don't count him as he's irrelevant. However, my main gripe with Bill during the Brady years were two long stretches of bad drafting that cut short their first run and missed opportunities with the 2nd run. Lots of quality players that would've helped a need on either side of the ball, but were passed on players that weren't needed and eventually flamed out. Nail in the coffin was the 2019 draft.
Remember the Pats were always draftolast and had numerous picks taken by the leago
 

Wordsmyth

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Funny how I get flamed here for this thread by people claiming we had playmakers all along and we made the playoffs every year.

The same people who *****ed and moaned here every year how Brady has no one to throw to, and he's playing with no names. Let me break you the news: we had as many playoff appearances credit to Brady much more than Belichick, or any playmakers he provided him with.

Interesting

For those asking about my age.... I'm 43, fan since age 6.

Pats making the playoffs was not because of any playmakers for the most part. It was primarily due to Brady, plain and simple. He gets taken out of the equation, and this team looks like pure dog5hit - WITH Belichick the 'mastermind' at the helm. Instead, Brady goes to Tampa, gets surrounded by some good players, and hits the jackpot one more time.

And for those who claim we haven't had this much cap space in years, you have to wonder why? Who manages that cap space? Why is our cap space always looks like 5hit? is it because the general manager does not know how to manage it properly? Belichick is no doubt a genius coach, but as a GM, he sucks a55 - both in FA signing and especially in the draft - you can't deny it. And for those who claim he DID bring on some playmakers along the years, I'll answer back with: even a broken clock is right twice a day. So sure.... along the 2 decades we had Brady at QB, out of hundreds of players that came and left, sure, a few were playmakers. The rest of them were, well... scrubs.

Give me a f'n break.
Danny, go visit the Betty Ford Clinic. They can help you with your many life issues. And lay off the weed--it'll stunt your growth.
 

Wozzy

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Kinda hard to acquire blue chip talent when you are picking in the 20s and 30s every year.
Kind of hard to acquire free agents when you’re mortgaged to the hilt with cap debt from going all in to win from 2014-2019...

Well those days are over. Cap debt has been cleared, Huge wad of cash to spend. Looking for blue chip cornerstone players to lead the team going forward... we’re on to 2021.

Also they have 3% of the cap dedicated to the QB position. Add another rookie QB and it rises to roughly 5%. This is like the Chiefs before they had to pay Mahomes, the ability to create a great roster when you’re paying the QB’s peanuts is easy.

I guess the only question left is... does BB still suck at this job?

We shouldn’t have shelved the BB criticism mega thread, it would be good for a laugh to revisit.
 

p8ryts

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Brady played for years with scrubs because Belichick wouldn't sign anyone worthy. Then Brady leaves, and BB starts spending like the Kardashians' on Rodeo Drive?

Why? Why couldn't have BB spend that money when Brady was here? Give him the weapons he needed? That sure would have make him stay? No?
Take a seat son. Deep breaths.
 

RobertWeathers

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Kind of hard to acquire free agents when you’re mortgaged to the hilt with cap debt from going all in to win from 2014-2019...

Well those days are over. Cap debt has been cleared, Huge wad of cash to spend. Looking for blue chip cornerstone players to lead the team going forward... we’re on to 2021.

Also they have 3% of the cap dedicated to the QB position. Add another rookie QB and it rises to roughly 5%. This is like the Chiefs before they had to pay Mahomes, the ability to create a great roster when you’re paying the QB’s peanuts is easy.

I guess the only question left is... does BB still suck at this job?

We shouldn’t have shelved the BB criticism mega thread, it would be good for a laugh to revisit.
I was wondering what happened to that thread. It's a good place for the Cancel BB crowd to congregate in a little safe space with their coloring books.
 

sb1

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I guess the only question left is... does BB still suck at this job?

Bill's legacy as a coach is set in stone. Indisputable that he is an all time great coach. Very likely the GOAT.

But can he win in 2021? That's not set in stone. Even the all time great coaches have an expiration date. We'll see what happens. Last year's reasons/excuses/whatever you want to call them are not valid anymore.
 

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I guess the only question left is... does BB still suck at this job?

Bill's legacy as a coach is set in stone. Indisputable that he is an all time great coach. Very likely the GOAT.

But can he win in 2021? That's not set in stone. Even the all time great coaches have an expiration date. We'll see what happens. Last year's reasons/excuses/whatever you want to call them are not valid anymore.
How can I put this..,

There have been times when it's appeared the game had passed Bill Belichick by. It turns out the game had just misunderstood the directions that BB had issued. The game caught up.
 

sb1

Pro Bowl Player
Remember the Pats were always draftolast and had numerous picks taken by the leago
I wasn't disagreeing with this I just thought the emoji of the clown who was responsible for that was a fitting reaction.
 

condon84

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Belichick is no doubt a genius coach, but as a GM, he sucks a55 - both in FA signing and especially in the draft - you can't deny it. And for those who claim he DID bring on some playmakers along the years, I'll answer back with: even a broken clock is right twice a day. So sure.... along the 2 decades we had Brady at QB, out of hundreds of players that came and left, sure, a few were playmakers. The rest of them were, well... scrubs.

Give me a f'n break.

We just had the greatest run for 2 decades in NFL history which should have been impossible in the free agency/salary cap era. It was supposed to be nearly impossible to field a team that competed for playoffs year in year out for that long but Belichick managed to put together teams that not only competed for playoffs but for SBs. And we got there a bunch of times and won 6.

Yet he's a horrible GM :rofl:

Football is not a one man sport. It's a team sport.

You may be 40+ years old, but you're critical thinking is like that of a 6 years old.

Or an irrational Brady fan.
 

dannydyn

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We just had the greatest run for 2 decades in NFL history which should have been impossible in the free agency/salary cap era. It was supposed to be nearly impossible to field a team that competed for playoffs year in year out for that long but Belichick managed to put together teams that not only competed for playoffs but for SBs. And we got there a bunch of times and won 6.

Yet he's a horrible GM :rofl:

Football is not a one man sport. It's a team sport.

You may be 40+ years old, but you're critical thinking is like that of a 6 years old.

Or an irrational Brady fan.

I'll settle for the irrational Brady fan if you will, but I think this run is more credit Brady, than Belichick.
 

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