Robert Kraft On Patriots All Time Spending Spree
New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft admits the group’s unprecedented spending spree was a scramble to make up for errors.
The New England Patriots spent an NFL-record $165 million in assured cash this previous free company. That is partly as a result of they have been in a positive wage cap state of affairs in comparison with different groups.
It’s additionally as a result of New England hasn’t carried out properly in earlier drafts, as Robert Kraft explains.
“What occurred right here final yr was not one thing to our liking. We needed to make the corrections,” Kraft mentioned.
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“In all the companies we’re concerned in, we attempt to make the most of inefficiencies available in the market. We have been in a singular cap state of affairs this yr and it allowed us to attempt to [fix] issues we missed, to a sure extent, within the draft. So this was our greatest alternative.
“Ultimately, all of it comes out to what occurs on the sector and the way properly folks execute. You actually don’t understand how good a draft is for at the least two years, particularly within the setting we’re in now … I’m not fairly certain nonetheless now what our offseason coaching and studying skills shall be. I feel final yr, youthful gamers have been actually deprived as a result of they didn’t have the time to be taught.
“Ultimately, if you wish to have , constant, successful soccer group, you possibly can’t do it in free company. It’s important to do it by means of the draft. I don’t really feel we’ve carried out the best job the previous couple of years and I actually hope, and I imagine, I’ve seen a special method this yr,” Kraft mentioned.
Regardless of the spending spree, the quarterback place is one that might nonetheless be upgraded. Whereas Kraft had sort phrases for each Cam Newton and Jarrett Stidham, the NFL world is aware of New England nonetheless has a Tom Brady formed gap underneath heart.