Injuries - Brady 2008, Gronkowski 2011,2012, Ty Warren Free Agency/Cap Casualties - Teams never had to deal with FA in the 70s,80s,early 90s. We've lost Richard Seymour, Willie McGinest, Ty Law, Asante Samuel, Deion Branch (in his prime) Retirement - Rodney Harrison, Tedy Bruschi, Matt Light, Kevin Faulk, etc. Lack of Coaching Continuity - Coaches jump ship much quicker now than any other era of football. We've lost Charlie Weiss, Romeo Crennel, Eric Mangini, Josh McDaniels, Bill O'Brien, Dom Capers. Lets be honest. We're lucky we have even had a chance at a 2nd Dynasty with BB and Brady. We should be in rebuilding mode right now, but luckily the 2010-2012 Drafts have all been very good and supplied a wealth of young new players. BB was smart enough to accumulate a ton of draft picks. It helped the Patriots skip over the rebuilding period after all those veteran Dynasty players were gone around the 2008-2010 years. No other team has been to as many SB's as the Patriots in the last 10 years. No other team has been to as many Conference Championship games. If you think it's tough being a Pats fan, think about what its like to be a Browns fan. Or even a Broncos fan. Or Chargers fan. Or Raiders fan. Cowboys, Texans, Seahawks, etc etc. Basically a fan of any other NFL team. Where were the Giants this year? Steelers? Even the Falcons, Packers, and Ravens are going to be decimated by losing a bunch of players this off-season (Ray Lewis, Ed Reed, Johnny Abraham, Tony Gonzalez, Greg Jennings, Charles Woodson) Enjoy this Patriots era while you can. It might not last much longer.