ABSOLUTELY nothing. Because Licht sucks. No imagination. No charisma to attract FA’s. He is just so blahhhhhhhhhhhh.
So many things we ought to be considering and/or doing… that he won’t do, for whatever reason. Once you accept that we are truly a terrible team, then you realize that there are virtually no sacred cows. WE ARE SO BAD, THAT IT IS TIME TO TRULY REBUILD… and that is amazing, because somehow Licht is still here. He now is tasked with rebuilding a team that he created. How to I get that gig? How do I get a job where I run a company into the ground and then am charged with the task of rebuilding it? Freaking nuts.
We aren’t a player or two away from being good. We are missing 2 offensive lineman, 2 starting CB’s, 1 starting safety, 1 starting RB, and 3 starting defensive linemen. Freaking think about that for a moment. We are missing 9 starters. 9. In other words, as will currently stand, we do not have play-off caliber players to fill 9 spots. No other team in the league can boast worse roster management. I can’t believe you guys haven’t been losing your mind over this. Licht is just so awful as a GM. He might be slightly (an I mean slightly) above average as a college evaluator, but he has no clue how to bring in the right FA’s and make good trades.
Everything should be on the table, and trades should be made. Here are some “crazy trade ideas” that Licht won’t do, or get done – but the Eagle, Pats, and Seattle do routinely:
1). Move to the 3-4. This at least brings our need for d-linemen down to 2 starters, rather than 3.
2). Trade Alexander. Yes, he is good… which is why we should be able to get something good in return for him. If we move to a 3-4, we would want to trade him or David. The scheme doesn’t perfectly lend itself to 2 small LB’s – especially at the price Alexander thinks he is worth. Beckwith, David, Spence, and any number of draft picks or even FA LB’s would fit well at a cheaper price.
3). Trade D. Jax. This is so a no-brainer. I mean, he is worth some real value to someone, and we can get something good in return. We don’t need him.
4). Trade first round pick… for draft picks and/or players. We are so awful that 1 draft pick is not going to help us. If we can somehow parlay that one pick into something more than 1 starter, it would help.
5) Trade Brate. We spent a 1st round pick on Howard, so paying Brate what he is worth next year would be a terrible investment.
So let me get this straight. you want to fire our GM because he doesn’t trade for older players that are expensive and passed their prime and you want to trade some of our best players? Great plan I cant believe I didn’t think of that. You just locked up the number one overall pick in the 2019 draft!
I haven’t asked for us to trade for old players. Not once. NE regularly trades away players that are in their prime, because they have noticed that younger players are capable replacements. That how you get good stuff back in trades.
It’s fun (/blue font) when fans call Licht out for this and that and then provide their “plan” which includes trading away the few stars that we have (thus creating another hole) in a weird, twisted attempt to fill the current holes on the roster.
I don’t give a shit how much “charisma” a GM has. Players aren’t dumb. Sure, they would love a max contract, but a vast majority of them want to win. Let’s take a quick peek at this team, shall we?
Star QB, but could be facing suspension next season
Defense (outside the LB group and GMac) is in utter shambles
OL needs another guard and center. Oh yeah, they also have a rising star at guard and have the GENIUS idea to move him to another position! Fucking genius! (That’s sarcasm. They are stupid. Infuriatingly stupid)
Literally no RB. I like Barber, but he’s strictly a complimentary guy, IMO.
A HC and a GM on their last leg.
…man…I don’t know about you guys, but that sounds intriguing to me as a player! Lol
LOL. I know I have been annoying. Sorry guys. I am honestly shocked that very few of you have been able to admit to yourselves that Licht is a real problem. He is much more of a problem than I realized until yesterday, when I began seeing how weak our roster really is. We need 10 starters. Does anyone dispute that? And, Licht is in charge of the roster. Crazy.
Charisma from a gm to bring in players?
Why would any player give a shit about the gms charisma. They care about his offer and the coaches charisma.
That we are lacking but nobody gives a shot about the gms charisma,,,,, what a stupid comment
Mar 10, 18 at 10:37 am #1066398
Good teams are not built through trades. They are built through the draft. and the GM that you want to fire has been a really good job at drafting good players.
Define “…built through the draft”? I’ve looked into this and find a variety of opinions. I’ve seen one article posted, judging drafts from 2010-2015 and found that the Eagles and Patriots ranked in the bottom 8. I saw another one that showed both teams being built on 45% +/- drafted players, with starters being around that number as well. I’ve seen the flip side to that too. What’s your criteria on judging drafts.
I’m no Licht defender but, it takes two to tango. There is no indication in any of these moves that Tampa was even a part of the discussion. This can be for a myriad of reasons, not the least of which is the player and the agent are not interested in Tampa, for whatever reason.