Fans who follow the Pats have failed to recognize that what Belichick is doing is rebuilding the team in all three phases while still remaining in the hunt for the playoffs. Yes, the secondary has been porous and is extremely vulnerable against the pass, but the youngsters, who have considerable talent , continue to improve from week to week. up front on defense, once again, youngsters are now playing significant minutes and improving, as well. Even the offense has changed considerably. Hernandez/Gronkowski, Vollmer, Deadrick, Connolly and several others are finding extended playing time. The bottom line is, could any other coach make major changes and adjustments in personnel and still put a team on the field that is capable of beating anybody? And on top of this, remember, we have 2 picks in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd rounds next year. Belichick is a genius, bar none.