The last two decades have shown us that an NFL dynasty can be something different than what we may have thought at one time.
Thanks to the New England Patriots, we’ve seen a head coach, owner and star player be there every step of the way with Bill Belilchick, Robert Kraft and Tom Brady doing it for the last 20 years.
The thing, though, is that all of this has gotten a little old. In the last year, we’ve been treated to, thanks to the Patriots, the most tepid Super Bowl of all time and, somehow, another possible cheating scandal involving New England taping a team illegally.
Another thing the Pats did? Put every other "dynasty" into perspective, taking the shine off such NFL pantheons as the Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys.