Have the New England Patriots Built a New Dynasty?

August 25, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Many people point to the New England Patriots as a model franchise. They always have a team filled with players who care about the team and not themselves.
They take pay cuts, they restructure their contracts, and they help rookies adapt. But how come they have not won a Super Bowl in a long time?
To understand this, we have to go back to when they won all those Super Bowls. We must analyze what made them unique.
Sure, the team-first mentality was there then, too, but that is not unique and thus not important.
For instance, if you studied why Canadians won so many gold medals in the Winter Olympics, you might say because they all had coaches, but so did everyone else!
The unique thing may be their mindset that the gold medal is the only medal that matters. 
So what made them unique?
First, let us look at the offense. The first year Tom Brady was not the Tom Brady we know today. He did not set the league on fire by setting records and terrorizing...

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