Originally Posted by infantrycak
Total BS. I have in no way intimated never trade.
You really can't figure out an explanation? Oh, how about there was nobody on their board they were thrilled about so when they got the offer they took it whereas the Texans were happier with who was available to them than the picks and so reportedly turned down the same trade. Belichick didn't pull off anything. He is coach for a different team with different needs and circumstances.
By the way, nice way of avoiding the question above - name where Belichick has had exactly the player he wants and his greatest area of need and traded out of the position?
The answer is obvious; nobody knows any team's board so there can never be an anwer unless you can get Belichik to really tell the truth.
For this year, the Patriots had a dire need to find an X receiver; I don't think anybody in the draft community think that such a guy currently exists on their roster.
They have got to rank the receivers in the draft just like any other position.
There's got to be one at the top of their list.
How can Belichik be sure that the guy he wants would last until the next pick?
By your logic, he needs to make that selection instead of trading out of the first round.