Last year was aberration. We had no Brady at all and no Thomas after November 9th. We were a play away after the undefeated 2007 season. I think it appropriate to compare the 2009 to the Super Bowl team one of two years ago. =========================================== OFFENSE - The best ever could be bettered this year. QB - same old!! WR - Ater Moss and Welker, we had Gaffney, Stallworth, Brown, and Washington. I think that we are better with Galloway, Lewis, Aiken and Slater. RB - We were injured for the SB. We had Maroney, Faulk, Eckel and Evans. We are hugely superior with Maroney, Faulk, Taylor, Morris and Green-Ellis. TE - We had Watson, Kyle Brady and Spach We have improved to Watson, Smith and Baker. OL We still have all 10 offensive lineman that were on the roster for the Super Bowl. Hopefully, we will have some improvements with the new faces. ========================================================== DEFENSE - The big question mark DEFENSIVE LINE is slightly improved We had Seymour, Wilfork, Warren, Green, Smith and Rashad Moore Instead of Moore, we now have Wright and Brace. LINEBACKERS - weaker (and linebacker was our weakness in the 2007-2008 season) OLB: We had Thomas, Woods, Vrabel We are weaker with Banta-Cain and Crable instead of 2007 Vrabel. ILB: We had 2007 Bruschi, Seau, Alexander and Izzo We are as strong with Mayo, 2009 Bruschi and Guyton CORNERS - hopefully, a bit stronger We had Samuel, Hobbs, Gay and Spann We are stronger with Springs, Bodden, Wheatley, Wilhite and Butler SAFETIES - weaker We had Meriweather, Sanders, Ventrone, 2007 Harrison, Wilson, and Andrews We have Meriweather, Sanders, Ventrone, Chung, McGowan, and Tank Williams Chung and McGowan in place of Harrison and Wilson is not a good swap. Of course, Meriweather and James Sanders are better than in 2007.