What is the future of the New England Patriots? Many posters believe that sooner rather than later we may see the end of BB, Brady or both. Although who do we replace them with and is this truly going to be a step in the right direction? Or a harsh way to real kick to the cellar of NFL mediocrity? Brady hasn't played his best football this season nobody can deny that but when he put's it together admittedly in glimpses he looks vintage Tom. Let's look at the facts Brady is a pillar in the NFL the Joe Montana of his era no doubting that, He has 2, maybe 3, good to great seasons left in him. As we saw last night on his next to last drive on the field he fired on all cylinders and made great decisions and pin point accurate throws. Although it can't be argued that some of his throws were off, forced, poorly timed, and most disturbing not seeing open receivers on the field that Tom would normally get the ball to in a heart beat. So what does a organization that seems to have embraced a long term vs a short term vision do? Does Tom play the rest of his career in New England? placing all our hopes and dreams in number 12? Does the Patriots make a brash business decision that BB is so known for and trade 12 and his salary to a team like the Seahawks or Redskins for players and or picks? Where is Toms Successor? Is he in New England going over the playbook at home as we speak working out at the complex and maturing by the minute in Ryan Mallet? Is he currently the number 2 Qb who has been efficient and accurate at least in Preseason action who seemed to be on the same page with Price, Slater among others? Is this man on a practice squad somewhere in the NFL getting better and better with each practice but not even a afterthought in his own teams mind? Is he currently red shirted in a collegiate program or leading his team on Saturdays or is he leading his state in passing at the high school and being looked at by College scouts. Will this man be an improvement, lead this team to the promise land or are we crazy to think about anybody besides 12 leading this team? What about our Coach? Will the Patriots continue to chug the koolaid of the Belichick way for the next 5 years even though the mixture is tasting more sour by each painful yet all too familiar formula to beat this team. Where could his successor be? On our coaching staff in the form of Patricia, Johnson, or O'brein? Doubt it strongly. Is he a coordinator on a current NFL team, a college coach or coordinator or a young kid who currently is breaking down film on Kansas States special teams? Is this man on a sports network right now bashing our team, or righting a just analysis of our strengths and weakness's? What say you Patriot Nation? If the Patriots in the next 3 years move on from either of these men will you be able to deal with the consequence for success and failure? When the new Coach punts instead of goes for it on 4th and 1 at the 50 yd line and loses the game will you be saying we should of stayed the course with Bill? When that shiny new signal caller throws that crushing interception will you reminisce about number 12? So what do we do if we finish the season an unthinkable third in the division and miss the playoffs. Will you be screaming for the heads of the Men we could always count on? Will you give them a chance to fix the holes in your precious Patriots or if Rex unthinkably hoists the the Lombardi with that smug look will nothing but blowing up the formula satisfy you? Myself I'm undecided seeing the value the Bengals got for Palmer in some ways makes me think sell high when it comes to 12, inside me though I know if I see him throw a meaningful touchdown for another team, Or Belichick lead a cellar team like the Dolphins or Rams to the playoff's it will hurt more than watching them come so close yet so far the last few seasons. So what say you Patriot fans? I want to hear your thoughts on the future of this team and no better way to start than the 2 most important men in Patriots History.