Chicopee John Posted December 31, 2008 Report Share Posted December 31, 2008 Given the current state of affairs, I'd just as soon bring in Pioli ASAP. Part of me, however, would like to see the Browns organization create its own tradition, its own formula of success rather than to continually try to mimic the Patriots' orchestra without their conductor on board. However.....................................let.s take a look at the Belichick tree to determine if there are any indications of changes that might be coming if Pioli is hired as expected. Belichick had a mediocre arm in Kosar and chose to go with strong armed Vinnie. Belichick had a pretty good arm in Bledsoe but chose, instead, to stay with rife armed Tom Brady and a vertical passing game. Pioli has received great kudos in NE for selecting a no-name like Cassel who is now in position to make a ton of money. He kind of has the Pats over the barrel due to the unsettled nature of Brady's injury but it would be hard to envision the Pats putting the franchise tag on Cassel and paying him about $16M - a lot of money tied up in the QB position. So, what are the chances that Pioli follows Belichick's road map and prefers a proven NFL QB with a strong arm and a vertical game rather than to stick with Quinn? I bet that conversation has already taken place. I cannot see Lerner saying no IF - and it is only conjecture - that Pioli says he wants Cassel and prefers to stock pile draft picks by moving Quinn. It seems like the Pats always have more picks than anybody on draft day. They have a history of letting certain players go - Branch as an example - and stock piling picks to be used effectively on draft day. Any body against Pioli IF he decides to move Brady in favor of Cassel? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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