The Pats are a better team today than they were when the Ravens knocked them out of the playoffs in the AFCCG. The moves Bill Belichick has made to change the offense and bolster the defense have been fantastic..
Improve a weak, slow, old offense:
We lost Welker, replaced him with a younger, faster, taller, just as quick and longer Amendola.
We lost Brandon Lloyd and we might replace him with a younger, faster Emmanuel Sanders.
We lost Deion Branch and replaced him with a younger, faster, taller, quicker and longer Donald Jones.
We lost Julian Edleman, replaced him with a younger, faster, taller, quicker and longer Jeremy Ebert.
We lost Danny Woodhead (Sad to see go) and pick up a taller, just as fast, just as quick, dynamic PR/KRer in Leon Washington.
Adding veterans/youth to bolster an improving defense:
We replaced Chung with Adrian Wilson.
We get back Dane Fletcher.
We added CFL pass-rushers like Vega and Armstead.
And, chances are, we might see Freeney or Abraham sign to help bolster our pass rush.
I say again, how has this been a bad offseason?