Originally Posted by mlh1981
Many of the recent teams (the past 6 I believe, but don't quote me on it), that lost the super bowl have failed to make the playoffs the next season. I just can't see that happening with New England. I do wonder what the "hangover" effect will be, though. I can't help but wonder if they will replace some of the older guys with flashy, big-name free agents? I think that would be a mistake. I could almost see this team turning into a New York Yankees of the NFL, of sorts. They will perhaps start throwing around a lot of cash to guys with big names, but may not necessarily fit into the team concept (though NFL is different and the big names the Pats got this past off season fit in just fine).
Seahawks, got away from the superbowl Hangover. I think they are the only ones recently who have gotten away. It takes a team who has been playing consistent for a while, and the Patriots/Seahawks would be one of them.