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Drew Bledsoe was drafted in 1993, and was the overall no. 1 pick that year. After winning only nine games in the previous three years, the New England Patriots couldn't get any worse. This was also the year that head coach Bill Parcells was hired, who was a proven winner as the New York giants head coach, winning two super bowls with them. With these two pieces of the puzzle in place was a good start to building a winning franchise.   Drew Bledsoe made an impact right away and he was the starting quarterback right out of the gate. While the team only finished 5 - 11 that year, there were still many exciting moments. The best being the spoiler, by knocking the Miami Dolphins out of the 1993 playoffs with a wild overtime 33-27 win. The next year under Bill Parcells and Drew Bledsoe the New England Patriots finished 10 – 6, and qualified for the playoffs for the first time in eight years.   After a disappointing 6 – 10 season in 1995, the New England Patriots in 1996 again made ...
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