In response to BabeParilli's comment:
My view has not changed.
Great HC + Great QB + mediocre team = 10% chance to win it all.
Now, if we had to go all year with these lame rookies BB has saddled us with, I might consider degrading the team around Brady below mediocre. But I think when Gronk and DA get back things will improve. Who knows, maybe the clueless GM will actually bring in a veteran to fill the void at WR.
Brady is great, but you have to give him SOMETHING to work with.
I'm with you 100%. Actually, I think it's a shame that BB didn't follow your approach way back in 2001. You know, instead of bringing in a "lame rookie" after Bledsoe got hurt, he could have gone out and brought in a veteran QB who could have helped to get us to more than five Super Bowls and won more than three. I mean clearly, if history has taught us anything, it is that rookies, particularly late round picks, are all destined to fail and never improve.