Originally Posted by Hammer67
The one question I always had is that If Bill B. is such a genius....what happened with Cleveland???
Anyway, Pats aren't the same team, lost two great coordinators, depleted secondary, lost two starting middle linebackers....
The Steelers improved...O Line, recieving corps., running game (arguable), defensive line.
Anyway...I don't think the Pats are gonna get the fourth one this year...
Good related article:
Rooney, Walsh weigh in on Patriots dynasty
Im sure you realise that a coach cant get it done if he doesn't have the raw materials to work with.
Two big factors in BB being a great success at NE
1. He has the support of the FO - alot is made of his almost psychic understanding with Scott Pioli - they both like the same type of player and they both have a similar vision of what they want to achieve with the Pats and how its going to get done.
2. BB didnt have Tom Brady at Cleveland - I sincerely believe that TB is the single biggest influence on the Pats success over the last 4 years - he has consistently got it done with a lack of top-line talent on the offensive side of the ball to help him.
I take it you were 'out' when the Pats won it all last year then....?
I believe it wouldnt be too unfair to call their secondary 'depleted' that year too.
How much have the Steelers really improved in them areas you noted?
Not to put too fine a point on it - you played to rank bad teams so far - ya won handsomely for sure - but were you ever really tested?
Alot will be revealed in 4 days time.