NFL rank T25
winning percentage .473
playoff teams 5
AN OPPOSING TEAM'S
SCOUT SIZES UP THE PATRIOTS
> They've left
themselves short-handed at wideout, and if they don't hurry up and get Deion
Branch signed, they'll really be short. Getting free agent Reche Caldwell from
the Chargers was a good move, but only to be a No. 2 receiver. Branch has got
to be their No. 1.
> It seems as
if they picked up guys who were either disappointing players, such as Jonathan
Sullivan, or players on the downside, such as Tebucky Jones and Eric Warfield.
I think they feel their magic touch with personnel can last forever.
> The best
player on the team is still Tom Brady. He makes everyone around him better.
He's the one guy I'd take if I were starting a franchise.