Like the Sox, are the Patriots relying too much on older vets and unproven rookies? Rodney, 54, Troy, Seau,Vrabel. Older players do tend to break down more. Maroney , Chad J, the new tight ends. We are expecting a lot out of these rookies. Not to mention TBC who needs to play a big role in the pass rush having never been a starter before. I do see 12-4, but with a few of the older vets ? at best, if 1or 2 go down, 10-6 would not suprise me.