Despite my optimism and high hopes, the Patriots gave us exactly what we deserved. They out-coached and out-played us, and I tip my hat to them for their playoffs-worthy performance.
Pagano may be a defensive guru, but he got outclassed by Bill Bellicek (again). Laron Landry needs to learn to make the sure tackle, and quit going for the highlight hit.
Now, it's on to the off season, and Ryan Grigson needs to really step his game up to stock this team with talent that can take the next step. The defense should get most of his attention, since they can't handle the Little Sisters of the Poor. Until this defense gets the talent it requires, we're wasting Andrew Luck..
I expect the roster to get seriously churned, now. Grigson has to really earn his pay. But, all in all, I can't complain too loudly over this year's performance. Not shabby for year two.