Re: Pats Have to WIN THIS YEAR.
posted at 3/2/2010 2:23 PM EST
In Response to Pats Have to WIN THIS YEAR.
I THINK THE PATS HAVE TO TURN IT AROUND AND WIN THIS YEAR. THEIR WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY IS CLOSING, IF IT HAS NOT ALREADY. They have not won a SB for 5 years now and the core of those teams is gone. Tom Brady has a few good years left but if they do not fill their needs this year, it may be too late by the time they do. It seems as if it happened all of a sudden the last 2 years that they have holes at a lot of different positions, but the aging of players and loss of certain free agents, along with the release of key defensive players all contributed.
Posted by boomerst3
Instant success in this league is rare. So are dynasties.
We'll be an upper echelon team as long as tommy is patriot which translates to 5 or 6 more years. We're being put into a position of having to reload big time this year largely due to failures of past drafts. Brace, wheatley, o'connell, maroney, david thomas, tate, chung, kazur and ellis hobbs were all 1st -3rd round picks They should be the young foundation of the 2009 team, but instead they've been big disappointments, that have contributed nothing to this point. yes, maybe there's still hope for the class of 2009, but not much, IMO.
It'll take more than one year to get back to a legitimate SB contending team. Assuming our first 4-5 picks this year and next become become productive starters and 3-4 become actual playmakers (like bruski, harrison, rodney, asante, willi and vrabel), we'll be right back in the mix in 2012.
If all our 2010 picks are productive, we'll be in the playoffs next year, maybe even win a game or two but it'll take two more good drafts to be in SB contention again, IMO.