Drew Blessoe was get up in age and his skills diminishing but he had been an all pro, and they were winning why would belicheck change QBs we will never know but I bet Belicheat would have fazed him out the next year or 2. So Brady still would have started eventually. And Belicheat is a helluva coach. No morals or integrity , but a HOF coach No ones ever mistook Amini for an all pro. He looked god awful last year during the games as well as practice from what I've heard. Norwell had to look better in practice. I understand not putting a unproven rookie out there but when your 3 rd year player is getting picked up and thrown into your franchise QBs legs every game. I think a smart coach would try something different.
I don't understand that. Norwell was on our roster. Did he go undrafted by the other 31 ? Yes. But our coaching staff had been able to watch him in OTAs and training camp+ practices. And they still didn't play him until they had no one else i don't think you have to be Lombardi to tell the difference in Norwell and Amini bottom line is Rivera hasn't always put the best 53 out there. Don't matter if they are vets or rookies he is challenged when it comes to evaluating talent. You can also lay some of this blame on his position coaches. But he's the head coach and the buck stops with him.
I've seen nothing special from him on special teams in 2 years. That must be coach speak "he's a good special team player" for them to try and rationalize why they've kept him on roster. He was depth when we didn't have any. Now we have players that really provide depth and playmaking abilities. Hate it for Brockel if he is injured but at least this might keep Ron from letting a young player go he shouldn't.
I don't know if you can call what he does playing TE. Report last week in one practice was targeted 4 times 3 drops. I'd rather have someone at a position that excelled over someone who played multiple positions poorly
I'll agree with you on some of that. But Brockels time is up. Shouldn't have made the team last year and now there is an actual blocking FB on the roster to replace his sorry ass with. He is a hybrid FB/ TE that can't block or catch? And not to mention I'm sick of watching him lose his lane assignment on STs. Or actually staying in his lane but missing the tackle. So he doesn't even do well what he supposedly specializes in. Why take up a roster spot with a non performing specialist? I believe they've played him more this preseason so he could show his value. And in turn he's proved he doesn't have any. I'm betting Getts has known this for sometime now.
I'm tired of hearing about this so called experience as a reason to keep certain players. From what I could tell Brockels experience didn't help at all on those blocks he didn't make on the goal line plays. ( and he apparently sprained a shoulder without hitting anyone ) Tolbert looked like a RB in self preservation mode on those 2 goal line runs. He hasn't done anything in 2 years. If this management team keeps someone because they are featured on a ticket. Then the best we will consistently ever be is 8-8. The real good teams make tough decisions minus the emotions it's a what have you done for me lately league. Keep the best 53