Originally Posted by IslandRed
...the Patriots are still there and not going anywhere...
This is the only thing from your post that I disagree with. I know this is the baseball forum, but I can't resist pointing out that NE is losing their offensive coordinator and their defensive coordinator from their three championship teams, and neither will be easily replaced.
They'll remain a good team for a while, but the dynasty is over. They'll fall back to the pack in '05. Mark it down.