dream_017 wrote:I didn't say who has the record for most points scored or given up. I'm talking about being consider the best. I'm sure that the Bears would win the best defensive team by a wider margin than the Patriot would win(if they would even win) the best offensive team.
The Patriots are a post salary cap team. The Bears weren't. It's hard not to weigh that into consideration making what the Pats did in 2007 even more amazing.
So Moss and company are not making salary consessions for the chance to win a Championship. Sure there is a cap vs. non-cap, but that is a tough battle, there is no saying how players in 1985 would have treated it, would those players have stayed together to win the Super Bowl. There are ways around a cap and the Patriots have done a very good job in keeping their team under the cap while still having a great team, but to make a decision based on cap vs non-cap...that just doesn't cut it for me. As referenced above they still played the same number of 10+ win team and the records of their opponents was similar, so I don't think that weighs as much as you think.