Or by lucking into Tom Brady. Great QB’s tend to improve the overall depth on a team.
I knew someone would bring that up. Fair point, but I feel like there were times when those teams were hit pretty hard by injuries particularly on the defense and O-line earlier in Brady's career (before he became the GOAT) and they still didn't skip a beat.
I think that’s more perception than reality. Also not shocking that some of that Patriot depth magic(and other magic) quickly started to disappear over the last 3 years.
Don’t get me wrong, Belichick is one of the greatest coaches of all time. But Tom Brady made Belichick the personnel guy look much better than he was.