kurtinsc said:Again, I stated up front I'm not sure how much tactics has to do with any of it.
I get in similar discussions when talking about US college football with people. Some people will say that a coach isn't good becuase he goes 10-2 but has a ton of talent. They'll then say a guy that goes 8-4 with worse talent is a better coach.
My point is that talent aquisition is part of the job... you are what your record is. If you go 10-2 as a bad game day coach based purely on the talent you aquire... you're at the same level as a guy who can't recruit talent but "coaches them up" to a 10-2 record.
Bruyneel is what his record is... 13 GT wins in 11 seasons. How he got there isn't really all that important.
Once again for the people in the cheap seats, Bruyneel was not the DS at the Giro and Vuelta.