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Bill Belichick, Patriots Were Among NFL's Best Drafters A Short Time Ago

1 month ago   |   By NESN

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It's undeniable that Bill Belichick and the Patriots have recently had some lean years extracting value out of the draft, but not too long ago New England's head coach was one of the best in the business at identifying young talent.
Over the last five years, the Patriots rank 26th in the NFL in value rate, a metric that represents team AV (approximate value, a Pro Football Reference metric) over total draft AV. The Patriots also rank 24th in value vs. expected rate.
The last 10 years paints a much more positive picture, however.
The Patriots rank 12th in value rate and 11th in...
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Andy Reid: Sean McDermott deserves to be coach of the year

Andy Reid: Sean McDermott deserves to be coach of the year

1 month ago   |   By Pro Football Talk

Andy Reid thinks he'll be matching wits with the coach of the year when the Chiefs face the Bills in the AFC Championship Game on Sunday. Reid said Bills coach Sean McDermott deserves to win the NFL's coach of the year award for his work in Buffalo this season. “Look forward to the challenge of
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