Originally Posted by DrumEatDrum
Well, thus far you have the 2 losses right.
They better win the next 11 games in a row to hit 14. :-)
The Patriots defense is a shell of it's former self.
Heh, yeah, a little optomistic with Brady's knee - he's definitely off (Orton won the QB matchup last week...) but we have a few teams to practice on coming up.
As far as their defense goes - of course it's not what it once was, with so many guys out/retired/etc - but Mayo came back last week - he'll be better this week - and the young guys are [hopefully] getting better each practice. Lot of picks next year too. Looking from a franchise mode (a la Madden), I like the long-term approach to getting the team where it needs to be and to stay towards the top of the league competitively.
Just hope it doesn't take Brady a full year to shake off the heebie-jeebies with the knee like it took Palmer.