I have to say this. This team and the era it is in started with the draft of Tom Brady. Coincidence???? I think not. The best QBs will take whatever they have and make them better. He is the best QB since Montana, IMO. Best under pressure QB, best in the pocket, best overall. He took Gabar Gaffney and made him into one of the best slot/third option WRs in the league. He took Welker and developed him into a great go-to guy. Gaffney went to NE from Houston. In Houston, nothing, check the stats yourself. One year in NE, he is performing at a higher level then he did in all the years in Houston. Almost same with Welker. He came from Miami and NE saw the potential and brought him in. These are just two examples from over the years.
Brady just got the best WR in the league in Moss. I have no doubt that this will be better then Montana to Rice combo in the 90s. Moss is just as dynamic as Rice was, maybe faster. The potential was there for Moss, he just needed a good QB. Don't get me wrong. Minnesota had a great QB his first years in the league. His numbers showed it too. After he left, the numbers declined. Also, in Oakland, his numbers were bad. No QB, of course. Moss thrives on the deep ball. I seen him in college, I witnessed first hand how he just sheds the double team and kills the opponent. Remember the Moss Equation? (or whatever it was) Well, these teams better get back to that or these numbers he put up this year will just get better.
OK, what I am saying is that I was not surprised that they pulled off the undefeated season. I imagined that it was possible when Moss went to NE. Just not his first year.