(Originally posted on 4SportBoston.com )
The Patriots' season has been over for just under two weeks now, and there has been a storm of hypotheses and theorems as to the how and the wherefore it ended so (un)expectedly soon. Depending on where one is sitting, the Patriots of 2009 overachieved, underachieved, got booted from the playoffs unexpectedly soon, and/or unexpectedly made the playoffs. Turns out no one had the slightest idea what to expect from this squad.
Rebuilding? Well, yeah. But honestly, who isn't (outside of Detroit or Oakland) constantly doing just that these days?
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