I expect New England to be an 8-8 team next year. Consider the following: 1. Their recent drafts have been downright Wannestedtian. Only 2 players remain from the 2006 draft (Maroney, Gotskowski). Only 1 player remains from the 2007 draft (Merriweather). 2. Their o-line cannot protect Brady. Yes, they played the Ravens, but this has been their problem all season. 3. They have NO RBs. Faulk, Morris, and Taylor are old men. Maroney is a fumble machine who isnt that good anyway. 4. Welker will miss/not be up to 100% for 2010. You don't blow out your knee making a routine cut, and make a full recovery. And I don't care how good Edelman looked on Sunday, he ain't Wes Welker. 5. No leaders on defense. 6. No pass rush all season. 7. All empires must crumble. Its simply their time. Yes, they still have Bellicheck and Brady and Moss, but these guys had their run and now its over. Buh-bye. Thanks for playing. You got lucky in a few Super Bowls and unlucky in another.