Patriots Dynasty: Dead or Prematurely Euthanized?

August 19, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The average fan seems to believe that The New England Patriots dynasty has flat-lined.  The popular media has buried Tom Brady, interred Bill Belichick, and cremated the idea that there is anyone of much value in the Patriot’s organization beyond these two passing icons. 
But before we plant flowers on the grave of the Flying Elvis, perhaps we would be best served looking at a few of the particulars that have created this notion, and whether or not there is merit in these assumptions. 
Perception #1: The last thing that the world remembers about the New England Patriots is Ray Rice skipping (rather effeminately) through their end zone in January after his second rushing touchdown to put the Baltimore Ravens up 21 points in the first quarter of their AFC wild card match-up.  The Ravens went on to win the game by 18 points. 
Conclusion: The Patriots defense is a shell of its former self and could...

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