Re: The coaches or the players...
I heard a quote on the sports radio(occupational hazzard) that Bill Walsh said even if he had Phil Simms instead of Montana, he would have built a system around Simms. I think NE is in the same pool. Granted he took over a pass type team from Bledsoe, but all their cost-cutting/value moves point towards guys that can excel from Tom hitting 3rd and 4th reads and not turning the ball over. I think the coaching changes and player changes will challenge NE this year, but the sad part is its amazing what 3 SB wins will do to your confidence.