Look past the dynasty and the legacy. When you step back and look at the New England Patriots, what do you see? When you look at this current team, how do you feel? When you think about next season, do you see 11-5 or 15-1? Do you see heartbreak or confetti?
Personally, I see confetti. But here's the problem: I saw confetti last year, too. Despite all the holes in the secondary and the gaps in pass rushing, this team made me a believer. I'll die believing in this team. But what I want most is another banner in the Tom Brady era.
Three is not enough.
Simply put, the 2012 Patriots must be better than the 2011 Patriots. Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower have already made this a better team, so they're off to a good start. Let's see how the rest of the roster shakes out.
Here are early projections for the Patriots' final 53-man roster.