Re: Will The Patriots Win Another Superbowl With Brady?
posted at 6/6/2013 6:13 PM EDT
In response to anonymis' comment:
Fair or not, fans expect/want the Patriots to Win another Superbowl with Brady (or not). And it's not just Patriot/football fans.
"No, this was about these two being the twin-pronged foundation of a team that now has won one Cup in the seven years of the so-called Crosby/Malkin era. Not only is that not good enough for the players almost universally recognized as the best in the world, but it's also starting to get dark outside as far as that era is concerned. Crosby is 25, Malkin 26. They aren't kids anymore. "
I have no idea if the Patriots will win another SB or not. It'd be nice to see, but I wonder.
Most of it comes down to health, and the development of the defensive players.
If they can actually make it through a playoff season without losing Gronkowski (or someone nearly as important) it will make a huge difference.
If the last two crops can pan out, and I mean really pan out, then that will help too.
If Dennard is injured, Hightower or Jones takes a step back, Collins doesn't work out, Gronk gets injured again, etc, etc, they will still be treading water and trying to throw the whole team on the back of one player, which historically doesn't really work.
I'm guessing they have a four year window, maybe five.
It's a lot of "ifs" out there. I'd say it's 50/50 whether all those ifs are yeahs.