They don't have much cap space this year. Next year they do. Belichick may get lucky if the season is cancelled which is not out of the question or Newton or Winston play for bare bones.Cam, Winston or Dalton will be announced in the coming days would be my guess. Or just to give Dolphin fans a heart attack the Packers opt to start Love era now and ship Rodgers to the Patriots.
Their offense sucked last year that D carried them through the season.I'm thinking there's a good chance Belichick will be in for a rude awakening. Obviously the Pats have a good system and Belichick is money when it comes to the defense, but he will find out just how valuable Brady was to that team.
The Pats might have to win a lot of 7-6 and 9-7 games this year. It's not out of the question they go from first to worst with that offense.
Last year in the first 8 games of the season against an ultra-soft schedule they only gave up 61 points. Last 8 games against a tougher schedule they gave up 164 points.Their offense sucked last year that D carried them through the season.
Defense went from allowing 7.7 ppg in 1st half of season as team went 8-0 to 20.5 ppg in 2nd half of season as team went 4-4, then lost in the playoffs. Three of the Pats losses the offense put up 20, 22, 28 points.Their offense sucked last year that D carried them through the season.