Fleeting Dominance...Fleeting Glory Most FootBall Dynasties get only one shot at it. The Browns of the 50's. The Lions of the 50's. The Packers of the 60's. The Steelers of the 70's. The Miners of the 80's. The CowBoys of the 90's. Every one of these teams won an impressive series of Championships in a short period of time...But every last one of them, with the sole exception of the Miners, were completely done after 7 to 9 years...And while the Miners hung on and pulled one more out'f their hat in 1994, they were clearly no longer the Alpha Team, having been supplanted by the CowBoys...and for them the ensuing years have been grim, indeed. *** My point is this: the nature of FootBall is absolutely brutal, most so to those who succeed: The Evolution of Strategies, the most innovative and disruptive of which often take several years to produce these brief periods of dominance, ultimately produce counter strategies that eventually thwart and ultimately obliterate the hard earned advantages of the entrenched architects of that dominance. Thus, it's no coincidence that great teams tend to go a long, long time before returning to The Top. But I believe that we're about to witness a dramatic exception. Dawn of a Dynasty's Renaissance You see: Every last one of those Dynasties were eventually allowed to grow old. The New England Patriots?? Not so much. *** Coach Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots ~ via an unprecedented series of advantageous Draft Day Trades ~ have unleashed an astonishing TIDAL WAVE of young, powerfull, and brilliant Talent...And its lead elements have now, collectively, reached a Critical Mass of Experience and Applied Talent where ~ in joining forces with extraordinary veterans such as Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo, and others ~ they are poised to simply sweep the rest of the league away. 2 Outrageous Predictions I'm predicting 2 things to transpire in the next 3 years: 1 ~ The Patriots are about to become the first team ever to win 3 consecutive Super Bowls. 2 ~ The Patriots will soon become the first team ever to go 19-0. *** Full Disclosure: I am a full-blooded Yankee ~ a native of New England. And I am an unrepentant guzzler of Patriot Kool Aid!! That being said... Whither such a lunatic pair of predictions?? Simple. 3 amazing Draft Classes: An Historically Unprecedented Influx of Talent 2009 SS Pat Chung DL Ron Brace SC Darius Butler RT Sebastian Vollmer 2010 CB Devin McCourty WB Rob Gronkowski DF Jermaine Cunningham MF Brandon Spikes SE Taylor Price XE Aaron Hernandez MF Dane Fletcher 2011 LT Nate Solder DB Ras I Dowling XB Shane Vereen RG Marcus Cannon TE Lee Smith TE Will Yeatman *** That's 17 Starting Caliber Players, many of outstanding talent!! And that's not even including guys that Coach Belichick stole off the waiver wire, like Danny WoodHead and Rob Ninkovich, or the deep swath of exceptional depth that he's augmented that team with, in the later rounds of these same Drafts. Ladies and gentlemen?? That 3 year haul is not only astonishing. It is unprecedented. The last time anything even close to this transpired, was with the 1989-1992 CowBoys. And that haul ~ though immense ~ is eclipsed by the seismic impact of Coach Belichick's vast orchestrations. Same As It Ever Was: A Vision of the Future The deeply talented but inexperienced CowBoys of 1989-1991 first learned to play together...and then learned to win together. A 3 year incubation period...and then they exploded onto the world of FootBall like the Wrath of GOD. And that team ~ respectfully submitted ~ had neither Coach Bill Belichick, nor Field General Tom Brady. Ladies and Gentlemen? The FootBall world has absolutely no idea what's about to hit it.