Well, after winning it three times in four years, it wouldn’t be a failure not to win it this year. Especially in a league that is used to pillage the reigning champions’ free agents.
And the Pats haven’t lost that much.
They won this year without Ty Law, so he’s not a factor. They released Troy Brown (haven’t lost him). David Givens signed elsewhere, but he isn’t irremplacable. I don’t know who you are refering too with your steroids, but the amazing Tedy Bruschi is out because of an AVC. He represents their only big on-field loss.
I admit the departure of the two coordinators may have an impact on them, but not so big as to send them way down the drain. They may just become less dominant than they were.
Forget about the Dolphins kicking anyone’s arse. They need heavy rebuilding and have only one draft pick in the 69 first picks. Ouch.