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.
YES. This year's D will have the deepest, quality talent in a very long time (two deep throughout), which will be huge in mitigating injuries. Our secondary improves to be one of the stronger units in the league this season instead of one of the most suspect. That in itself makes the Pats top 5 favorites alone. The offense has been forced to reduce their level of predictability with WW's departure and you gotta believe BB and his boys have a good strategy to do just that. The ressurrection of our screen packages would be a great use of Ridley's and Vereen's skillset. The offense should be stronger through balance and compliment our vastly improved D really well. Tom begins the season knowing the window closes that much sooner by the end of the season and has a personal goal of getting at least one more in order to go out on top and is likely as motivated/driven as ever. Our return game should see significant improvement from last years poor showing. I say this coming or the next season will bring another title to NE.