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It may be way too early to tell, but due to the New England Patriots offseason moves so far, questions are arising as to whether the 2017 Pats are more talented than the 2007 team that went 16-0.

However, former New England linebacker Teddy Bruschi wants to put a stop to all speculations right from the get go.

“Overreaction! Are you kidding me?” Bruschi said on EPSN’s NFL Insiders during a segment called Overreaction Monday, “That 2007 team, I’ll go straight to the defensive line, having (Vince) Wilfork, (Ty) Warren and (Richard) Seymour in front of me – three first-round picks. The talent we had along the front seven.”

“Randy Moss, a lot of the guys they had on offense, especially," Bruschi continued, "Tom (Brady) threw 50 touchdown passes. Wes Welker couldn’t be stopped in the slot. And you know what else is a talent? Mental toughness, and that’s what those guys had, because to go 16-0, to carry that burden.”

Fellow analyst and former Indianapolis Colts center Jeff Saturday did not agree.

“As much as I respect Teddy B being on that team, you talk about mental toughness – how about coming back from the greatest deficit in Super Bowl history to get it done?” Saturday said, “And now, you’ve added to this team.”

He said that with the additions of Brandin Cooks, Stephon Gilmore, Dwayne Allen and many more that this team right now is “stacked and loaded and ready to repeat.”

We’ll have to wait and see if the two teams’ successes measure up, but for right now, we’re “on to 2017.”

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Megan Carnahan 5/23/2017 12:38:00 PM Edit
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