What's the shelf life...

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  1. The Dog

    The Dog Banned

    For the Pats as a SB contender? What would have to happen to lengthen that life? (within reason) What would have to happen to shorten it? (again within reason) I'm curious what the window of opportunity is for this franchise in the fan's eyes.
  2. IcyPatriot

    IcyPatriot ------------- PatsFans.com Supporter

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    When Brady hangs them up perhaps ...

    In the meantime we can draft a QB in the 6th every year until then.
  3. WhiskeyBreath

    WhiskeyBreath 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

    Until Brady hangs em' up.
  4. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Currently Brady...BUT I would not be surprised if it continued after..
  5. Wildo7

    Wildo7 Totally Full of It

    when Chris Hanson chooses to go out on top the Pats are done.
  6. JoePats

    JoePats In the Starting Line-Up

    Someone a few weeks ago laid it out this way:

    With Brady, they're an automatic playoff team

    Brady + (Moss OR good defense) = Super Bowl contender

    Brady + Moss + good defense = Super Bowl favorites.

    Apologies to someone as I don't recall who broke it down like that, but I think it's perfect.
  7. stinkypete

    stinkypete In the Starting Line-Up

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    Currently, I give it until the end of the 2009 season. At that time, Wilfork and must of the offensive line are scheduled to become free agnts.

    Not saying that problem cannot be remedied between now and then, but after Brady the lines are still the cornerstones of this team.
  8. richpats

    richpats Banned

    Who needs a friggin window or shelf life? Did the Giants need one?

    You win championships by kicking butt in the playoffs, and it can happen any year by any team up to the challenge.
  9. Sean Pa Patriot

    Sean Pa Patriot Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    The pieces are in place for the next 4 yrs.. But you got to take advantage of it when its with you... The last 2 yrs could have put us in a the best sports dynasty ever.. But then again Espn will find a way to diminish it..

    The next 4 yrs,as long as Belichick and Brayd are here , we will be fine.
  10. pao

    pao Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    Can't believe they left Belichick off the list. Dude has proven that he is the constant for SB appearances. Just ask Parcells.

  11. pao

    pao Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    As long as Brady stays helathy.

  12. drew4008

    drew4008 In the Starting Line-Up

    Not sure about the Brady answer. If he plays like he did in the playoffs, we'll lose often.

    He needs to stop thinking about hooking up in wine cellars and worry about football.
  13. pao

    pao Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    You give ESPN too much credit. Over time whatever the Patriots earn they will get the credit they deserve. Kind of useless anyway as the Patriots didn't get the job done the last two years.

  14. Sean Pa Patriot

    Sean Pa Patriot Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Gee I remember about a guy that was worried about other stuff 10 yrs ago and not about football, and we aplaud Brady how he applies himself..

    This just in , Brady still is focused on football..
  15. Sivy

    Sivy In the Starting Line-Up

    yes cuz that 90% completion number he had in the jags game was so bad.
  16. PATSNUTme

    PATSNUTme Paranoid Homer Moderator Staff Member PatsFans.com Supporter

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    As long as we have Chad Jackson, we will be there.
  17. RayClay

    RayClay Hall of Fame Poster

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  18. Halifax_Pats_Fan

    Halifax_Pats_Fan In the Starting Line-Up

    I like Brady as much as anyone...but I ain't giving up when Brady is gone.

    What I would consistently like to have however is good scouting and evaluation of players into systems.

    This means a lot...
  19. Stanley

    Stanley Rookie

    I think Kraft is a very smart owner, one of the best. Fortunately, it seems

    that his son is also pretty smart. Therefore, I think we are probably in good

    shape for the long haul, compared to most franchises.
  20. Run it up baby!

    Run it up baby! Practice Squad Player

    I truly believe that when Brady retires, BB will go with him, and the sun will set on New England after one of the greatest ~15 year stretches a franchise has ever or will ever see.

    With that said, we still have many more years to enjoy this, realistically 6, optimistically 8+ :)
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2008
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