Co-signed. I've only been watching since 1980 though.This team is void of talent outside of their offensive line and secondary; as far as the latter, Gilmore and McCourty looked totally disinterested to me today, Jones took a horrible route on one of the 49ers rushing TD's as well.
Their defensive line is getting shoved around, their linebackers can't cover anyone; how many wide open running backs are there going to be coming out of the backfield turning simple dump off passes into huge chunk plays. Not that it impacted the final outcome, but Bentley whiffing on that 3rd down tackle that led to the first San Francisco TD set the tone for the rest of the day. You HAVE to make that tackle in that spot.
Their WR's and TE's are hot garbage, their running backs are so so.
They just don't have a lot of talent to compete at a high level week in and week out.
I have no clue what the offensive game plan was last week or this week either, none.
It was an incredible 20 year run, what they did from 2001 through 2019 will probably never be matched in this league again; last year they finished 12-4 and people viewed it as a down year.
Considering I've been a fan since 1968 and in that time watched some pretty horrible teams (2-14 and 1-15 among others), I'm realistic and I go with what my eyes tell me.
They are just not a very good team.
It's amazing how fast they went from convincing me Cam had something left and they could be a factor heading into the playoffs, to...hmm, maybe we could lose out and rebuild around Lawrence.
Sadly, the real 2020 Patriots are probably right in the middle, around 6-10, worst of both worlds.