One of the things that seems to make Billichik look so good (smart?) is the quality of the personnel he has. They lost wideouts and they have no names who amazingly enough (to me anyway) seem to play beyond their years and/or reputation. They lose a guy who I think is perhaps the best FG kicker in the history of the league and they get some Polish kid who is doing quite well thank you.
As I recall there's a wizard behind the curtains in New England but dont' ask me because I don't know the guy's name. He's some personnel guru that seems to have this talent judging things down quite well.
Is he really the "man behind the curtain" pulling the levers and keeping the Pats in it year after year? No matter who the Pats lose they seem to have one or two guys ready to step in and fill the holes more than adequately.
We need that. We've got some real holes to fill. But I suspect that we don't have a wizard behind the curtain. We need a deeper bench!
How do the Pats do "it" and so many other teams don't? Am I off base here by not giving that wacky dude on the sidelines with the sleeves cut off of his gray sweatshirt all the credit?