Originally Posted by milkman
I believe that as team building is concerned, that Scott Pioli had the right approach.
You build championship teams through the draft, and dip into free agency for a couple of key additions when the time is right.
Where Pioli failed is n the actual choices he made in the draft.
The SB hasn't been won by teams that just spend money.
It's won by teams that make good picks in the draft.
That said, Clark has been the ugly girl at the school dance.
Far, FAR too passive.
The last decade our approach to FA was "well, if we can get guy X at a good price lets do it!"
Reid identified his targets and said "these are the people I think we need. Do what we have to so we can get them."
Did Reid get burned?
Originally Posted by T. S. Eliot
Should I, after tea and cakes and ices,
Have the strength to force the moment to its crisis?
But though I have wept and fasted, wept and prayed,
Though I have seen my head (grown slightly bald) brought in upon a platter,
I am no prophet—and here’s no great matter;
I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker,
And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker,
And in short, I was afraid.
Reid may be wrong but he won't be too timid to attempt...