Post your thoughts about the 2009 Patriots (and the NFL as a whole) in this thread. I'll begin. -The high point of this season was the Colts game about partway through the third quarter. The Pats' have had ups and downs since then, but none as high as that point. -The low point of the season was somewhere in the first quarter of the playoff game. -TB, welcome back to the NFL. Take the offseason to heal up. We'll need you at your best for next year. -It's impossible to build a winning team where everyone is making "fair value" for their talent. If you had everyone performing at the level of their contract, you'd probbaly have an 8-8 team. You need people to outperform their contracts. The more the better. With an under performer like Adalius Thomas, it's hard to, overall, get a good bang for your buck. -The Patriots offense was supposed to be the strong point of this team. It was never consistently good. -There was no fight in this team this year. Some of the players fought some of the time (aside from Welker, who fought all the time), but I never saw a team determined to win a game come hell or high water. That was the Patriots we all used to know and wished to see. They aren't coming through that door. -The Pats need some more talent somewhere. Hopefully some of the youngsters will pick up their game a bit (Mayo, Meriweather, Edelman, Vollmer, etc). These players have been good, but I hope they get better! -The Patriots are just another team with some talent in some places, some overpaid players in some places, and some underpaid players in some places. -My biggest hope is that Brady will find a way to end his career like Elway did: 2 back to back SB championships. Good luck Pats and we'll see you back in 2010.