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Belicheck Yourselves!

The proven system of the new millennium is the Patriot way. There’s no doubting the dynasty that was and can continue to be the New England Patriots. So why would someone wish to steer away from this? The list of failures who have left the Patriot system can be listed as: Mangini , Crennel, Weis, Branch, Givens and Law. Whose next?

Josh McDaniels with Belichick

Josh McDaniels with Belichick

Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels looks to be pursuing a career down abysmal lane. Currently having interviewed for head coaching jobs from the Seahawks to the Broncos and Browns(Mangini signed 4-year contract); look for McDaniels to make a move he will soon regret. McDaniels might see this Denver job as a good fit with a young franchise QB in Cutler that he could work wonders with. But he is in no way going to hurt his reputation for the next 2-3 years by managing the best offense in the NFL. Why jump at this chance in Denver when there will most definitely be more job offers down the road, especially after looking at the ease with which teams are letting go of head coaches nowadays.

And then there’s Scott Pioli, who’s urge for power is driving him to consider leaving a proven system after 8 years and 4 Super bowl appearances. He saw former Patriots personnel like Dimitroff have some success with the Falcons and present some post Patriot hope. KC appears to be pushing for a Pioli presence in their organization and the appeal may be mutual. With a lot of cap space and an early draft pick, the resurgence is close but not guaranteed. Clark Hunt, son of the late Lamar Hunt is running the organization and has a lot of respect and understanding for the game. Not to mention he’s good friends with Jonathan Kraft , Patriots president and son of owner Robert Kraft. Both young pawns in the game could possibly make a Tuna like turnaround in a strong fan base that is Kansas City.

Pioli on the Duck Boats

Pioli on the Duck Boats

Pioli is in a perfect situation right now. He holds all the cards at the negotiating table and is in the same boat as McDaniels in the fact that him running the show behind the scenes in NE will not hurt his reputation because the Patriots will be successful. Therefore, he can ask for as much money as he desires (5 mil a year rumored), as well as TOTAL control of the football operations. If they don’t meet his demands, which looks to be the case in KC and definitely Cleveland since they hired Mangini, then he can just go back to being a part of one of the most successful franchises in football today.

Now here poses the question. Would you rather be remembered in possibly building and anchoring one of the best dynasties in sports history with the future of an 09’ Brady comeback? Or would you rather seek the uncontrollable and roll the dice in a new playing field where all others have failed but where you are Gipetto, controller of the all the strings? I personally would take the smart route and stick to the system you know and has brought you success over the years. Why leave while the pieces are still in tact and the potential to continue the greatness is within reach? Romeo Crennel took a promising Cleveland franchise and unfortunately destroyed all hopes of success. Charlie Weis’ career at Notre Dame has brought Irish pride to an all-time low. While Mangini will be remembered for spy gate and believing in Brett for one more year. Good luck in Cleveland Eric!!! But legacies are not what people like Pioli and McDaniels are searching for. Money is talking along with control and power. I said it once and I’ll say it again, the Belichick system works only in his system. You steer away from it and like the coaches and players who left in the past, most likely you fail. Pioli has the potential to be a hero to any new franchise he goes to. But why be great when you can become legendary!

RaginRondo

I’m just a bitter fan.

January 8, 2009 Posted by | NFL | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment