dcmissle said:Yes. As noted, it has been a war on sustained excellence all along, made more bitter and desperate by insecurity.
There are a lot of people in the League at executive and coaching positions making millions a year. Hell, $5 MM a year for a HC spot for someone with experience may be the going rate.
The Patriots' run puts those in jeopardy because owners' knee-jerk response, even if unreasonable, is, "why can't YOU do that ..."
The answer is you have to be superior and fortunate when the League is structured right now, and has been for years, to thwart sustaining excellence. but owners are known for neither patience nor football IQ.
Francesa and Co. can go crap in a hat. Everything that has been done in NE at the executive and coaching levels dwarfs what can before it. This makes so many people with their different agendas so angry.
God, I'm hoping this is the beginning of a Real Madrid-esque run that diminishes everything that came before it.