YoloinOhio, on 21 July 2014 - 08:01 AM, said:
He is a pure sportswriter. You can always tell the difference between that and a "blogger" - the bloggers have taken over, though. They are everywhere.
Let's not get carried away here. Yes, peter King is a great storyteller, and I enjoy the stories he tells. But he is terrible at real football analysis. When he strays into trying to be an expert, that's when he gets in trouble.
Case in point. This is from an old Peter King article--which I posted on here several years ago:
"If I'm New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, I have to say no to Bill Belichick now, hire Tom Donahoe to run the football side of business, and get on with my life. Because if I'm Bob Kraft, this is the thought process going through my mind today as the Jets stonewall my compensation offer for Belichick and refuse to budge from their demand of New England's first-round draft choice in April's draft: I am willing to give a man with a coaching record of 37-45 full authority over all my football operations by naming him coach and general manager. I am willing to pay him in excess of $3 million a year. And now I have to throw in my first-round pick? I'm already without my fourth-round pick this year, and I'm sure to lose a couple of valued players like Tedy Bruschi and Shawn Jefferson in free agency. Now I have to throw in the pick that could become Ron Dayne and may solve our dilemma at running back for the next five years? Maybe I wait a couple more days for the Jets to budge. Assuming they don't, I get on with my life."