endzoneview wrote:Guess we’ll have to revisit this once Mayock drafts multiple hall of famers and builds two separate Super Bowl champion teams.
Facts > Emotion
Such an interesting question, regarding how to view a GM.
On the one hand, I can see a valid argument that Baltimore was consistently good not great, and since he became GM in November of 2002, the Ravens made the playoffs 9 times out of 16 seasons (2003-2018), with 6 of those teams losing in the wild card or divisional round. More importantly, they only won their division 5 times in those 16 years.
That said, they were consistently good (only 3 seasons below 8-8), were always filled with talent, and had a very strong run between 2008-2012 (Harbaugh was hired in 2008), where they went 11-5, 9-7, 12-4, 12-4, 10-6, made the playoffs every year, went to the AFC Championship 3 times and finally won the Super Bowl in 2012.
Especially when you add in his scouting before becoming GM (BAL won the Super Bowl in 2000 using several players Newsome scouted), I think he was one of the best GMs for that time period. Not sure why anyone is knocking him.