Patriots: The Dynasty that almost wasn't by Michael Hurley of NESN I'm not sure what to make of this column. It gives a superficial look at the Pats history, mostly during the Kraft era, most of the time insinuating that the Pats' success in this decade is due mostly to luck. He starts out with the Brady draft pick and then proceeds to rattle off other examples such as the snow game, Drew Bennett dropping Steve McNair's pass in the '03 playoffs and John Kasay's kickoff going out of bounds in Super Bowl 38. One thing I have never understood is those people that say that if the tuck rule had not been called then the Patriots would have no Super Bowl victories. What does that have to do with what happened two and three years later? Then at the end he changes his tune and makes a half-hearted prediction that the Pats may be back on top this year - before insinuating that the Pats will need to be lucky to win it all this year. Reality is that any team that wins a championship has a little bit of luck go their way over the course of the season. To me this guy makes it sound like it has been all luck and no skill or good planning over the years.