Talk radio hasn't been very fun to listen to lately. All the talk is about New England and Tom Brady and their place in history. Watching teams from the past, I don't feel the Patriots are on par with the great teams of all-time. Certainly what they have done is impressive, especially in the salary cap era when you can't keep all the players you want to. Thinking back to the great teams of the 1970's would the Steelers have won four in six years if they had to manage a salary cap? Doubtful. It's certain they couldn't keep the great defense together. Tough choices would have to be made. It's amazing too how close New England is to 3-6 in super bowl games. The recent wins over Seattle and Atlanta had more to do with those teams losing the game than the Patriots winning it. In both cases, bad coaching decisions opened the door for the Patriots. To the Patriots credit, they took advantage. But, would we be talking greatness with a 3-6 record? Unlike dynasties of old, the Patriots have never won a super bowl easily or convincingly. The 49ers had three blowout super bowl wins where there was no question they were the best team. Dallas under Jimmy Johnson had two super bowl blowouts. Miami had a blowout in super bowl VIII. You could make an argument that the Patriots could have lost every super bowl they played in. Listen, the Patriots are great. Tom Brady is great. There's no denying that. But as someone who has watched football since the early 1970's, I just don't see them matching up against the all-time great teams.