Let me see, Patriots went 12-4, Made the playoffs but lost. So for a season or 2 the Patriots are not an elite team. There are plenty of teams that would love to be in our position. Since Deflategate the Patriots have been on a run and it's hard to maintain that level of excellence. So for another year, some fans and media will declare the end of the dynasty. Heck, we didn't even make the playoffs twice in the first decade of the dynasty. The second decade we were even better. Who knows what the 3rd decade will bring. Other then the RB's, that left only Edelman and Dorsett leftover from last year. The offense was lacking weapons this year and it showed. Not the greatest job by BB in replacing the missing pieces. When you are on the one yard line with first down and goal to go and you can't get into the end zone, you know this is not a championship team. I am looking forward to next year regardless of what happens with Brady.