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I think G'men did pretty good with national because we had 6 rookies that contributed rather nicely so if switching to the other scouting team, i would like to see more impact rookies which will help out our cap issues and the vets wouldn't have this team by the balls.  I respect one thing about the Pat's, they don't overpay and they have top shelf players taking pay cuts to play for them, plus they have so much depth that they can let players go or lose players and still eek out a playoff run.

 

If we start to draft well, our team should be in a position to consistently make the playoffs and win one of those trophies.

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Hmmmmm. "Carolina, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Jacksonville, Washington, Detroit, Minnesota and the New York Giants.." 4 of 8 ain't bad...

 

 

those teams have some good players.  the problem is with their qb play.  we're not worried about this squad finding us a qb.

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Easy to forget he's only been here a year.

You could rightly say this is gis first full offseason here.

 

My guess is that we had already paid our national dues for 2013 by the time he got here so it made sense to wait till now to switch. 

 

This is his first full offseason with a complete understanding of what we have on our roster, and that's huge. 

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My guess is that we had already paid our national dues for 2013 by the time he got here so it made sense to wait till now to switch.

This is his first full offseason with a complete understanding of what we have on our roster, and that's huge.

Makes sense.

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 I respect one thing about the Pat's, they don't overpay and they have top shelf players taking pay cuts to play for them, plus they have so much depth that they can let players go or lose players and still eek out a playoff run.

 

If we start to draft well, our team should be in a position to consistently make the playoffs and win one of those trophies.

 

And the Pat's are one of the teams that do not use either scouting service.

 

Take from that what you will.

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And the Pat's are one of the teams that do not use either scouting service.

Take from that what you will.

Pats drafting has been uneven at best since Pioli left.

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Pats drafting has been uneven at best since Pioli left.

 

Agreed.

 

The point is, this is not that big of a deal. Some people in this thread are talking as if the scouting services run our drafts, and that couldn't be further from the truth.

 

It would be like a company using consultants to help them identify potential takeover targets, and then choosing to use a different set of consultants. The information they provide you is just baseline stuff, weeding out the wheat from the chaff. You still have to use your in house staff to do due diligence before honing in on your target.

 

If we suddenly become more or less successful with our drafts, who we have used as a scouting service will not likely be a significant reason for the improvement or deterioration.

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Agreed.

The point is, this is not that big of a deal. Some people in this thread are talking as if the scouting services run our drafts, and that couldn't be further from the truth.

It would be like a company using consultants to help them identify potential takeover targets, and then choosing to use a different set of consultants. The information they provide you is just baseline stuff, weeding out the wheat from the chaff. You still have to use your in house staff to do due diligence before honing in on your target.

If we suddenly become more or less successful with our drafts, who we have used as a scouting service will not likely be a significant reason for the improvement or deterioration.

Ultimately not, though I do think it's at least a little significant if it gives Gettleman the info he needs in a format he prefers.

I'd agree that it's the decision makers who really matter. You could give the same info to Dave Gettleman and Marty Hurney and get entirely different reads (and results).

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these scouting services mainly just narrow the search down for nfl teams from thousands of prospects to hundreds of prospects.

 

the differences, from what i can tell, is that national (who hires their own scouts) look predominantly at measurables and stats while BLESTO largely uses team scouts employed by the teams who use their service and they look more at actual play on the field than paying attention to numbers.

 

btw, the reason the eagles left blesto was because one of their scouts had leaked their propietary raitings and info out to usatoday and were going to get fined and/or kicked out...but this was back in the late 80's.

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