My memory isnt the greatest, but this is how *I* remember these seasons.... 2005 - Upset in Denver. Lots of mishaps. First time BB loses in the playoffs as HC. The "mystique" of Brady/Belichick in the playoffs is finally gone. 2006 - Horrible WR corps loses it for Pats. Colts win an easy SuperBowl against the Bears. Should've been ours if we didnt have Doug Gabriel and Chad Jackson as our WR's. 2007 - Welker and Moss are signed. Finally Brady has some good WR's. Spygate is revealed and blown out of proportion. Pats crush everyone in their way. Go 16-0 "running up the score" for many games. Everyone in the league hates us. Lose in the SB. Questionable non-calls (Holding? Roughing the passer?). Humiliating defeat for Belichick and the Pats. 2008 - Expecting the Pats to comeback for revenge and reach another SuperBowl, Brady suffers season ending injury in the first week. Season is thought to be lost. Cassel comes in and performs well enough to get a high 2nd rounder for him. 11-5 and still miss out on the playoffs. Could've done some damage in the post season but I don't think we were a SB threat with Cassel. 2009 - Seymour is traded. Vrable is traded. Bruschi retires. End of an era. All our leaders are gone and we lacked leadership the entire year. "Late-gate" with Adalius Thomas. Brady comes back and looks very uncomfortable. Didn't seem to have the energy he previously had. Mentally seemed a bit off, or scared to get hit. Rebuilding season. Welker goes out with knee injury right before the playoffs. Team was weak and got pushed around by Baltimore in the playoffs. 2010 - Magical season. Probably the most fun I've had as a fan. Brady firmly takes over as THE leader of the team. Has one of his best seasons ever and shows he's 100% healed from the knee injury. The young guns start showing their worth. Mayo has a monster season. McCourty couldve won DROY if not for Suh. Chung and Ninkovich have a break out game against Miami. Woodhead comes out of nowhere and is the gift that kept on giving. Gronk and Hernendez change our offense drastically. Moss is traded and we pick up Branch. Much to the dismay of the media, it actually makes us a BETTER team. Lose to the lowly Browns and then go crazy, crushing everyone in our way. Run it up on our arch enemy, the Jets.... then get upset by the Jets in the Playoffs. Lots of Jets faking injuries. Couldn't get in a rhythm. Jets celebrate all over our field and rub it in. 2011 - Anderson+Carter finally give us a Pass Rush. Secondary is decimated by injuries. Haynesworth debacle. McCourty has sophomore slump big time. Brady smashing passing records in the first few weeks. Gronk smashing TE records for TD and yards. We lose to the good teams (Steelers,Giants) and everyone writes us off. We quietly fly under the radar while the Packers and Saints get most attention as the "elite". Pack and Saints both get upset in the playoffs... We seemingly get hot around playoff time.... still being written.... ______________________________________________________ I'd really REALLY like to see Brady get another ring to solidify himself as the #1 or #1b QB of all time. I'd like to see Belichick get another ring without people using spygate as an excuse. I'd like to see Brady/Belichick get redemption for the 07/08 seasons. I felt robbed after those two.