New England Patriots 2021 offseason outlook: teams need, draft, free agency

Our perception of how an NFL team should go through its internal checklist after a bad season is, at the same time, probably too optimistic and not optimistic enough. There are some owners who plunge their organizations into complacency. Some who are more comfortable with what is familiar. Some who blow everything up because some former ESPN center back sent it. Perpetually good teams usually don’t have this problem because they are good at self-analysis. Of course, some teams are good for a while and lose the ability to do that too.