What do these three teams have in common? They all won superbowls in the past decade for reasons other than a stud quarterback. They all could run the ball well and play defense. They all surrounded a less than stellar qb with a good line and great recievers. What are we looking at now (assuming all the confirmed reports are indeed true) here in New England? A deep, veteran team surrounding a young quarterback. This defense is much improved. This team can run the ball. Sure, they might not be the juggernaut we all expected, but they are not finished. The key here is we are dealing with a team that will be forced to revert back to schematic superiority. A team that will again rely upon a superior coaching staff. One that will have to become enigmatic and innovative again. The coaching staff we have in place is what gives me hope. If the coaches commit to moving on, they can alter the scheme. The offense can adjust to a quarterback with a different, albeit weaker skill set. "The Moss Factor" that became apparent last season will have to be changed. The playcall on the offensive side of the ball will again have to rely on intelligence and ingenuity, not solely the decision making and incredible skill of the players on the field. Will this team again be capable of making the run? Time will tell. However, I am far from pessimistic of this team's chances. Should this defense shore up, should Cassel develop a rapport with his recievers and should the offense continue to run the ball effectively, we are looking at a legitimate superbowl contender. What are your thoughts, fine folks of patsfans?