This may be the first time a Ravens Steelers trade has happened in a long time...maybe ever?
I look at it as Tom was the Good Cop to Bill's Bad Cop. Now with the charismatic good guy out of town, all that's left is the crusty (though still extremely brilliant) old hard ass. People are also ignoring the fact that the best OL coach Dante Scarnecchia has retired for the second time. Sure, the pats probably won't be wracked by injury on that front like last season but I have a hard time believing they can just conjure another OL savant out of thin air. Lastly, while the core of the defense remains intact, they have bled a lot of talented players in FA and will be hard pressed to produce the same defensive results as last year without another cream puff schedule. Do I think the pats will nose-dive? Probably not (unless they try and tank for Trevor Lawrence FUCK THAT) but they are gonna have a fun time dealing with the Bills without the GOAT to pick that excellent defense apartAlso the Patriots have the goatest coach with a proven track record of winning titles regardless of talent, they will be an attractive destination until he leaves.
I wouldn't be surprised if they used their 2nd on a receiver. I'm surprised they didn't grab any DB's though. Hopefully my boy Minshew will shred that secondary!Colts making moves to trade their first round pick for DeForest Buckner. That D Line is looking pretty legit now but the secondary is a question and the receiving core is bad. Hopefully Ballard addresses this in the draft