Re: Parcells controlled 2008 & 2010 drafts
He also said Pat White was his mistake.
Yeah, it was well known after the draft that Ireland was not on board with White, and that it was all Parcells/Henning.
It was well known that Parcells was in love with Odrick. Not sure about the rest of that draft. I'd imagine Sparano had a lot to do with John Jerry being drafted, given he had him at the Sr. Bowl. We've also heard stories about how Parcells was going to draft Jimmy Graham in the 4th round. Then again we heard before the draft how much Ireland loved Reshad Jones.
I guess it's believable. At the same time, it's pointless for us to sit here and say, "this was Ireland's mistaken, this wasn't, this was, this wasn't...."
His 2011 draft was poor. Pouncey is great, but any lineman drafted in the top 15 better be great. Thomas stinks, Gates lasted 1 year. Clay and Jimmy are nice role players, but to not get anything out of rounds 2-5 is unacceptable.
This past draft is yet to be determined. Seems solid, outside the Egnew pick, (which supposedly was all Philbin).