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The thing is we have no real way to gauge anybody in or from Patriots personnel dept because of Belichick. He has always been the single final decisionmaker there, and he would regularly flip the script at the last minute basically tossing aside years of personnel work and going with his gut. Like choosing N’Keal Harry over scouting dept recommendations of AJ Brown/Deebo Samuel. And like in 2020 when the plan going into the draft was to add much needed offensive help with early picks, but BB comes in that day and goes defense, defense, defense. That’s why so many Pats scouts get frustrated and beg out of there.Believe it or not, this post has changed my opinion.
How many Foxboro scouts have been here over the last 3 yrs? I dont know what went wrong, but they've got to be much better than what's been going on over the last 3 yrs or this franchise is going to be so screwed.
One thing we’ve seen from Caserio early on is he makes a lot of decisions in deference to the coaching staff… maybe to a fault. Many free agents and the top three draft choices had direct connections to one or more coaches here. That’s good in that a GM is supposed to serve the coaches, but might be bad if he overrules himself and his personnel people too often because of it. It’s a tricky balancing act. We’ll see in a few of years generally where Nick ends up on that spectrum. After he makes his first HC hire unencumbered by Cally-Boy and his cohort.