I may be looking at the Patriots through rose covered glasses, but I think this is a good time to be a Patriot fan. Yes we have not won the superbowl in the last few years but we have had a team that kept it interesting until the end. I rememeber the losing seasons of the 80's and early 90's. Those were not fun times. This team has talent and the ability to win it all. They started 3 rookies on the defense in a championship playoff!!! That is amazing. The talent is better than it has been in years. They are only going to get better. Yes they need a few pieces to complete the puzzle but that can be found.
Areas that I see a need to improve:
1.) Wide receiver: Bring in Hartline and draft a young sprinter
2.) Safety is still a concern. McCourdy filled in nicely but he needs a partner out there. Gregory is not it. Wilson is a good player but not there yet.
3.) They need to resign Vollmer and Talib. These two are key. Woodhead and Welker would be a nice addition but I don't see them as key players. Welker has had a great career with the Patriots but I think his time is coming to an end. He is no longer a sure handed receiver.