Considering that the New England Patriots have been the most dominant NFL team of the 2000's, you can understand why some fans are frustrated with a team currently only a game above .500.
After the Pats overtime victory over the New York Jets, Tom Brady was being interviewed on WEEI "The Dennis & Callahan Show" and discussed the possibility that Pats fans have been spoiled by the teams previous success:
“We’re trying to do it. It’s not like you flip a switch. I don’t think that’s it. There’s 53 guys that are trying to do their best out there, and we’re just not doing our best. Hopefully we get to that point. That’s part of why we practice, why we meet and why we go to to work every day,” Brady said. “I wish it were that easy. And maybe there were times when it has looked that easy. But I think you appreciate it when it does work. And you realize the preparation that you put into it, that it pays off. Maybe we’ve just spoiled some people in the meantime. Because it’s hard to win, man. It’s really hard to win.”(Courtesy of Players View)