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Patriots = 20 consecutive winning seasons?

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by Red Dragon, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Red Dragon

    Red Dragon Well-Known Member

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    The Patriots have had 12 consecutive winning seasons, dating back to their 2001 season.

    The Cowboys, as we all know, hold the all-time NFL record for the most consecutive winning seasons, at twenty. The Patriots are still a far ways off, but it's not far-fetched to picture them making it twenty consecutive such seasons as well. But I think Tom Brady's replacement QB may experience a losing season.

    Anyone think New England may make it 20 straight consecutive winning seasons? I hope they don't.
  2. Kristen82

    Kristen82 Benched

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    Why do you think that? They have a lot great young players on D, and Mallett will have years of apprenticeship under Brady under his belt. Romo sat and watched for a while and he's pretty good now.
  3. Passepartout

    Passepartout Active Member

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    With Belichick at the helm, and Brady under center, it would not be surprising if they went 20 consective winning seasons the way that they are going now!
  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    We know they both probably won't be there for 8-9 more years. But that certainly is what is helping to keep them good every year. It hasn't hurt that they've been in the same division as the Bills, Jets, and Fins....but they've been outstanding anyway.
    Long ways to go though, so we'll see.
  5. Stryker44

    Stryker44 ^^^Skins Fan

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    It would be super impressive, especially in this era of salary cap and free agency.
  6. hipfake08

    hipfake08 Well-Known Member

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    But no young QB on board that they could use to step in.
  7. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Well-Known Member

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  8. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    One of those 12 was Cassel so who knows what happens after Brady.

    Definitely an impressive run. 5 SBs with 3 wins and 1 game away from another appearance.
  9. NIBGoldenchild

    NIBGoldenchild Well-Known Member

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    If they still have Mallett as the backup once Brady finally calls it quits, they have a real shot at it. As Ryan Mallett could only be successful if he sat and learned for a while. But I doubt Belicheck coaches for another eight seasons. Maybe half of that and he'll be gone. No Brady and no Belicheck makes eight more consecutive seasons very unlikely.
  10. perrykemp

    perrykemp Well-Known Member

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    Matt Cassell got them 11 wins the year Brady was hurt.

    That tells you a bit about the genius of Bill Belinchek.
  11. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    Why wouldn't he coach longer?
  12. NIBGoldenchild

    NIBGoldenchild Well-Known Member

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    Just my personal opinion, nothing substantial. I just can't see Belicheck being there for eight more seasons. Wouldn't that make him the longest tenured coach on one team ever? Even more than Don Shula in Miami?
  13. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    Don Shula doesn't hold that record. He coached the Dolphins for 26 straight seasons. Tom Landry(Cowboys) and Curly Lambeau(Packers) both coached their respective teams for 29 consecutive seasons. George Halas coached the Bears for 33 years, but they were not consecutive. He got a couple of breaks from the team.

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  15. NIBGoldenchild

    NIBGoldenchild Well-Known Member

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    I understand. Although that was quite a while ago, I still feel like he'll retire well before 2020.
  16. Insomniac

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    What else is he going to do? Be a TV guy? He's 60 now so it's not out of the question that he could coach 10 more years.

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