Are Pats doing enough to help Brady?

Are Pats doing enough to help Brady?
March 22, 2013, 9:00 pm
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The Patriots have made a number of moves this winter and most have come on the defensive side of the football. While shoring up the defense, the Patriots have notably lost two major offensive weapons in Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker.

With this in mind, and $9-15 million left in salary cap space, the Sports Tonight crew asks, are the Patriots done, and have they done enough to help Tom Brady win another Super Bowl?

"I think they kind of are [done] and I understand why they are," says Dan Shaughnessy. "[The Patriots] love to manage the cap… they also have this built in security of being in the worst division in football. Five wins automatic, just for showing up. They're in the playoffs."

The Patriots haven't had trouble making the playoffs in recent years, it's what they've done in the playoffs that has left something to be desired.

"They haven't been a good playoff team since the perfect season," says Shaughnessy. "Since the Giants beat them really I don't have any value in any of their playoff wins. They need to show me they can win in January."

The additions of Adrian Wilson and the returns of Kyle Arrington and Aqib Talib gives the secondary a much stronger presence than they had at the start of last season. Young players like Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower each have a year under their belt, giving the Patriots more experience on defense.

"I think on paper this team is better than they were a year ago (because of the additions to the secondary)," says Gary Tanguay.

For more on the Patriots and their off season moves, check out the video above.