- Jul 31, 2017
- AFL Club
I think you're right,Australia's Biggest Sporting Debatewww.theroar.com.au
this may need a thread on its own
But maybe under this title.....
'Are Richmond trying to replicate the Patriots dominance?' Especially after this comment.....
"It is a strange, frightening world we are living in now where Richmond are the closest thing we have to the New England Patriots and the San Antonio Spurs."
Thanks to JAKLAUGHING for putting up this link.
Ask NFL coaches and executives about what makes New England so successful, and you’ll get many different answers. So why is it so hard for teams to replicate what they do so well?
My reply to his post......
"Thanks for posting those articles....
After reading them, there are some pertinent points that definitely relate to how our recruiting and management has been developing, specifically this little quote from the 2nd article....
"mentioned Patriots undrafted sleeper Jakobi Meyers as an example of their typical value pickup: “I thought he was going to be a fourth-round pick when we invited him [to the Senior Bowl]. I was shocked he didn’t get picked,” Nagy said. “But he’s so crafty. He finds the angles. He moves through traffic really well."
Almost sums up what happened with Stack and Pickett this year.
I, for one, would be gobsmacked if we are not 'taking a leaf' out of the Patriots book. They have been the most successful team over the last 20 years, maybe a little bit of education for Dimma was organised during his trip to the U.S. after 2016. Cos I see a lot of similarities in how the Tigers organisation is run now and since that epiphone."