Someone hoping to bait me asked an accidental question. He/She asked if the Patriots will ever be respected again. I thought back to when the Patriots were respected. Era of Brady as a ‚Äúsystem‚ÄĚ QB? I have not looked it up, but I'm 98% sure that the top 5 teams that won Super Bowls with the least number of pro-bowlers would include the 2001, 2003, and 2004 Patriots. Winning the Super Bowl then ‚Äúexperts‚ÄĚ don't pick them to win the division. (Yes, they have company on that dis.) Prior to that they were not respected or disrespected. They were ignored. My answer was no, they were never respected and anyone who thinks they were is a moron.