Is this the end of the New England Patriots' dynasty?

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Is this the end of the New England Patriots' dynasty? How we got here, what's next, why it's not an easy fix

The Patriots haven't gotten much out of their top draft picks. Belichick continues to trade down and add extra picks, and those selections have continued to deliver talent. In the first two rounds of the draft, though, they would expect to select the sort of stars they can't typically find in the later rounds. Between 2007 and 2013, those top two rounds delivered Jerod Mayo, Chung, Devin McCourty, Gronk, Nate Solder, Chandler Jones and Hightower.

After 2013, though, the Patriots haven't been able to unearth stars in the top two rounds, and their roster is feeling the effects.


https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30240301/is-end-new-england-patriots-dynasty-how-got-here-next-why-not-easy-fix
 

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It was the end of the dynasty the day Brady walked out the door.
Brady allowed them to mask so many issues. They had a hall of fame QB at a bargain basement price. He took a hometown discount almost every year of his career there (I don't think he made more than 15 mill a year). This allowed them the solidify many other areas of the team around him.
 

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Yes, for this year anyway.

Losing much pre season was big for the Patriots. One of their big advantages is having great coaches and a great HC that can really get the best out of players.

They also have the most cap space next year. I wouldn't bet against them but they aren't making the playoffs this year.
 

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I tend to agree that they are likely done as a dynasty. But they are in a re build mode. The team was aging and they multiple starters on D opt out for this year. Not just starters but all pro/ pro bowl level players like Patrick Chung and Donta Hightower. That’s really hard to overcome. I think they had the highest number of players opt out overall and the most starters.

Of course having Can Newton doesn’t help a whole lot either. But many of their games they have still beeen competitive.
 

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Is this the end of the New England Patriots' dynasty? How we got here, what's next, why it's not an easy fix

The Patriots haven't gotten much out of their top draft picks. Belichick continues to trade down and add extra picks, and those selections have continued to deliver talent. In the first two rounds of the draft, though, they would expect to select the sort of stars they can't typically find in the later rounds. Between 2007 and 2013, those top two rounds delivered Jerod Mayo, Chung, Devin McCourty, Gronk, Nate Solder, Chandler Jones and Hightower.

After 2013, though, the Patriots haven't been able to unearth stars in the top two rounds, and their roster is feeling the effects.

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/30240301/is-end-new-england-patriots-dynasty-how-got-here-next-why-not-easy-fix

Whaaaaat guys on this board tell me they draft amazing.

it’s funny to see what the greatest QB in the history of the sport can cover up.
 

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Yup unless they some get justin fields or Laurence lol

Newton was great in his prime but after that super bowl loss he hasn't been same qb
 

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Absofreakinglutely yes.

It was a great phenomenal 20 year run! Especially considering it was in a league of 32 instead of 16 or less.
 

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I think people are underestimating Belichick. They had several better players opt out due to COVID and they shortchanged themselves at QB and Cam hasn't panned out for them. Give him a couple of years and I think they will right the ship and start contending again.
 

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I remember when some here (myself included) were disappointed when they took N’Keal Harry one spot before our pick. I think they still would’ve gone Murphy but a disaster was avoided there.

As for the Patriots they clearly punted on this season. They wouldn’t give Cam a penny more than the minimum and didn’t seem all to disappointed over the opt outs. If Bill cares that much about the optics of Brady he would’ve have traded them Gronk. I think hes trying to avoid having Stidham throw to their awful receiving core.
 
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