As fans, I know it's tough on us sometimes seeing how the Pats run things. We see a free agent out there we feel would be perfect for us sign with someone else. We see the player we covet in the draft sitting there on the board only to see the Pats trade down or into the next draft. We watch other teams make trades and wonder why our team is just sitting back and watching. This past season showed us why. We went 14-2 and our set up very well for the future. We have money to spend and plenty of draft picks. There's absolutely no real reason for Pats fans not to feel we should have an improved team going into next season. It has to be a lot tougher being a Jets fan right now. With the amount of free agents they have and money already spent, it's going to be very tough to keep that team together. Nothing is guaranteed, we all know that. There is no guarantee the Jets will be worse or that we'll be better. We can only go by what we see and it obviously looks like the Pats are in better shape going forward. We all know how close we almost came to absolute greatness only to lose it. Think about the times though we achieved greatness but could have easily lost it. JR Redmond was pretty much a bust in New England but critical in our 2001 Super Bowl run. What if we hadn't drafted him? How about Antwan Harris, who had a forced fumble in the Super Bowl and took the lateral from Troy Brown in the AFC Championship? What if we hadn't drafted Bethel Johnson and we don't get that kick return with no time left in the half against Indy? If they win that game and eventually host the AFC Championship, is the outcome still the same? Seasons come down to plays. Just a few plays during the entire year decide if you are Super Bowl champs or going home early. I'm glad my team gives itself a shot to make those few plays EVERY year and doesn't risk it all for one really good shot.