Why are we using 20 years as the time period for Bill and shorter ones (all different to try and include the most WRs I assume) for everyone else? Yes Bill took few WRs in much of the Brady era... instead he traded for or signed vets who could step in right away for a SB contender, and used 2nd rounders on TEs. He also looked for RBs who are short term plays, that's how you win superbowls when you have a top QB and a really good offense in place (and you hit on a late round WR).
I mean you are all over the place here, Cinci is getting praised for taking a guy 4 years before Burrow, and another who was I think off the team by the time Burrow got there? they used a 1st and a second after getting Burrow.. the Patriots have used a 2nd in the 1 draft since taking Mac, they also signed a bunch of WRs and TEs and traded for an experienced #1/#2 WR.
The 49ers are getting credit for RBs (hey Bill drafts a ton of those), and we're treating a team coming off a conference finals trading for an aging RB as something that is similar to the Patriots, who were coming off being a borderline playoff team.
The Chargers who have 2 top WRs are getting dinged for only using a 3rd on a WR and instead drafting linemen (hey, you know why Herbert has a bad record most.... he's getting killed behind a terrible O-line).
The Chiefs are getting praised here for.... spending less draft capital on WRs (and far less on passcatchers overall) over the 4 draft period than the Patriots while letting their #1 WR walk and signing a bunch of mid to low market cheap guys?
I mean... the problem with all of this is you staked out your claim, then you started randomly trying to put together reasons that other teams are doing better than Bill and have a better approach, without any regard to whether it actually fits.
The Patriots offense was bad last year... it was pretty good in 2021, very good honestly if you consider it had a rookie QB. We'll see if the changes make it good in 2023. But the idea that other teams have a secret sauce of draft strategy that Bill is just missing because he doesn't understand isn't supported by the evidence.
EDIT- there is one obvious and very good critique of Bill's offensive strategy last year... he totally fucked up the coaching staff decisions and it showed with decreased performance across the board from offensive players, many of whom had quite good 2021 seasons. That much more than his personnel decisions is a very valid spot to critique. That Bill doesn't invest in offense... really isn't, he's invested heavily both in draft capital and free agency starting in 2019 or so as the Brady era was winding down.
Again, the original argument I've made is that Bill sucks at creating an offense in today's NFL. Your continual focus on minute details, leads us down these paths.
In 2018, Tom Brady had his worst statistical season in 4 years. Gronk and Edelman were aging and injured, Josh Gordon was here and there, but Brady relying on guys like White and Hogan made it work. Bill even recognized this, which is why he went out and drafted N'Keal Harry in the 1st round in 2019 (a whiff because well, he can't draft high end wide receivers early, I've given you the list going back 20 years). Bills FIRST AND ONLY use of a 1st round pick on a WR.
Brady comes back in 2019, and is even worse, playing with flotsam and jetsam and says "fuck this, I'm outta here." What does Bill do? In the 2020 draft, he takes ZERO wide receivers, he reaches on 2 3rd round tight ends, then takes a kicker in the 5th and 3 offensive lineman in rounds 6 and 7. He then brings in Cam Newton, who everyone saw from the first day in camp had no arm, and no receivers to throw to. If Bill doesn't recognize early on that Cam isn't the future, that's also on Bill.
So he goes and gets Mac in 2021. In that draft, besides Mac, he took Rham in round 4 and some offensive lineman named William Sherman in round 6, who I think played one snap ever. He then whiffs in free agency on Agholor, Jonnu and IMO, Henry and then shoves Bourne in the doghouse after he has an ok season. Jakobi Meyers gets picked up off the street, and somebody has to see the targets so he produces a bit, but while folks here were singing his praises, Bill didn't think he was worth what we gave Agholor and he let him walk for the same money.
Then in 2022, Bill goes back to the draft and takes an offensive lineman at guard, in the 1st round, projected to go in the 2nd, then Tyquan in the 2nd which was also a reach even with his 40 time, passing on the much higher ranked George Pickens who went 2 picks later.
Bill hasn't shown he can identify high end NFL talent at wide receiver out of college, he hasn't shown that he can fill out an offense around a QB not named Tom Brady. I can give you examples from over 20 year period, I can use teams that are successful now and show what they've done to get there, I can also show you teams like the Bears who have ignored skill position players at the top of the draft like the Pats have and whose skill position players suck as a result, like the Pats.
I can show you young QB's who sucked until their GM's went and put talent around them.
What do you want me to show you? You can point to Gronk, and Edelman and Welker, all of whom did nothing in their careers without Tom Brady too. Or Randy Moss, but it's now 2023, not 2013, or 2003. What worked then isn't working now, what's working now is what these other teams and offenses that are succeeding are doing. Giving Josh Allen a guy like Diggs, giving Tua guys like Waddle and Hill, giving Hurts AJ Brown and Smith, giving Brock Purdy Deebo/Aiuyuk/Kittle/CMC, giving Geno Smith, giving Lockett/Metcalf, giving Burrow Higgins and Chase...
Here's what doesn't work, what the Chargers are doing, what the Packers did last year to Rodgers....What Chicago is doing, what Jacksonville was doing in Lawrence's rookie year, and what the Pats are doing,