I was very reluctant to use the word 'slump', because it is hard to consider a run to the Super Bowl to be a complete and utter failure. Even still though, the Patriots have not won a Super Bowl since 2004. Since then they made it to the big game two more times, but ultimately fell just short of the grand prize. The following question was raised on NFL.com, 'Tom Brady-Bill Belichick legacy hurt by latest playoff failure?'
A few analysts voiced their opinions and basically they go as follows;
1. Since 2004, the Patriots have still been dominant
2. The Brady & Belichick's legacy will always be considered great
3. Spygate casts a shadow...
4. Brady/Belichick are great, but not greatest
I definitely urge you to check out the article yourself (link above) and really think about what your stance on this great coach/QB combo is. For myself, I decided to take a step back from my extremely biased standpoint and try to give an opinion that did not favor the Patriots greats... Not surpri...