I wonder if Philbin would go straight to Ross and tell him that he has no faith in Ireland assembling the roster...
I remember from Hard Knocks these two didn't have the same opinion on a few players...
Probably not since he's the new man on campus compared to Ireland being here for liek 5 years already.
Wasnt saying because he was from a small school he couldnt be successful but he really only had the one big year at Abilene unlike Knox who had 30 td receptions in two seasons there. That school produces solid talent but from watching both in college Knox was always the better prospect.
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Go ahead and line up the Patriots drafts against Ireland's for the past 5 years. You will find more impact players drafted by the Pats. The Patriots have arguably the two best tight ends in football for gods sake. On the same roster.
And while Brady makes this team go, don't kid yourself that without him they would suck at the Fins level. Anyone remember a guy named Matt Cassel?
This is two franchises that have been polar opposites for more than a decade. It starts with strong ownership, and a core philosophy. A plan. And execution to the plan. Never overpaying aging players for starters. Stockpiling picks. Getting players to buy into team above individual.
Your "this is all because of Brady" excuse is way off base.
Patriots traded up for Chandler Jones and Donta Hightower just this last draft.
Patriots are elite because of Belicheck's prowess as a coach, not as a GM. He places too much on value, especially on injured players. Sometimes he gets Rob Gronkowski, other times he gets Ras I Dowling.
it'd be easier for him if they had a sparkly fuse stickin out of their melon.