Looking at the Patriots success in the BB era, would they have been more or less successful under different circumstances, specifically, no cap and personell rules like in the 70s when you basically drafted a player and he was yours for life? On one hand it would seem that once the team was built into a juggernaut it would have been easier to keep it together and stay dynastic under those rules. On the other hand, the organization clearly has a better understanding of how to operate and succeed within the current rules than mostly any other. Are we smarter, and therefore, would be more successful in a system that gives more reward for being smarter. (there was no parity in the 70s) Or do we just have a system, approach and management team that understands THIS system better than the competition and may not under different rules?