My latest NFL.com Blog Blitz article has been posted, and in it I discuss the Patriots’ return to what them a success during the first decade of the new millennium. I also point to factors that lend me to believe that they have a 2001 look about them. Here is an excerpt from the article:
Ten years of Bill Belichick have seen a departure from what was successful during the Dynasty Years and now the team seems to be moving back towards its old Super ways. During the 2001 run to the franchise’s first Super Bowl, the team had mostly unknown commodities and a small corps of veterans. Such is the make-up of the current New England Patriots. The defense has mostly young, unproven players, but they’re improving and starting to make stops when they’re needed most. The offense had slowly moved towards “throw to the guy who’s open” until the Randy Moss trade gave it a violent shove back to that style of offense.
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