New England Patriots: Pats are still the team to beat

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Though there are a number of teams that have better rosters than the New England Patriots, the defending AFC Champs are still the team to beat in the NFL.

Before you call me crazy, allow me to state my reasoning. The New England Patriots are the best franchise in football over the last 20 years, it’s undisputed. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have taken the league by storm. They still have a firm grip on the rest of the NFL, even though they’ve been beaten plenty of times.

The fact that they have won 5 Super Bowl’s with Brady at the helm and Belichick on the sideline is just mesmerizing.

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There have been teams that are more talented than New England, and I’m not trying to say otherwise. However, no team is as consistent as the Patriots.

Belichick runs a tight ship. There is no arguing that. He is by far the greatest coach of all time. He runs football ops well, and he gets the best out of any player, including ones that have been forgotten by the rest of the league. His system is only beatable by doing the unthinkable. That could only mean one thing: he is the greatest and smartest coach to ever do it.

A tightly run ship

Now, this isn’t all about Bill Belichick, though the coach is a big factor. The whole staff, in general, does a great job of developing players and knowing the other team. The biggest difference between New England and the rest of the league is the fact that they run a very college-like team, meaning that they are disciplined and know their roles. If every team were like this, this article would not really exist.

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Until I see other teams elevate to the Patriot way, I will continue to say that the team out of Foxboro is going to win it all, and it shouldn’t shock anybody.