Without saying it outright, do you get the impression this NE team is more "liked" than recent teams ? The reason I bring this up : seems like if you read between the lines (which is not quite scientific) guys like TB and Big VW have been aluding to "new, better attitudes" and such for the last little while... I wonder if BB works better with players who don't have the prima donna attitude of many 1 and 2 round picks - the scrappy UFAs and low picks. You need talent, but maybe mental toughness and "doing your job" outweighs "flat out talent" on occasion. Not hard to room for this team.