Yes, but that's not saying much. Yeah I know we always put on a good show, put up massive points, and get into the playoffs. But we have yet to aquire a couple of key pieces that will get us over that hump that always bites us in the rear come Jan/Feb. Usually this is due to the defense. I thought one such piece might be Wilson, as an enforcer in the secondary would have been huge. Alas, not meant to be. Also while Deadrick and Love weren't candidates for the Pro-bowl, they at least were gap fillers. I'm not sure what's going to happen after Wilfork and Kelly. And truthfully, Wilfork has been playing ironman football for several years now. While he hasn't shown any signs of wearing down, how much longer can his body hold up? Without him our defense is doomed, as he is every bit as important on defense as Brady is on offense.
I think we will be able to stretch the field better this year with potential downfield deep threats. So that's certainly an improvement. The number one thing though with this team is for the starters to stay healthy, as the depth just isn't there in a lot of key positions.