we obviously have differing views on the subject, and nothing you or i say will change that.
i just think that the Pats* would've been better served to cash in on all of those "assets" to improve their core and stay in the hunt for a SB, rather than focus on rebuilding by continuously trading back and into next year so that they have more and more picks.
they've remained competitive because they have a top 5 QB of all time and the best coach in the business today, but that has only served them right in the regular season and their weaknesses have been exposed in the playoffs.
as a Jets fan, i'm totally fine with this. let them continue to rebuild while Tom Brady gets older. i'm in no rush to see the Pats* win a SB