While having to have guys play out of position can only be planned for up to a certain level, a silent snap count should not be problematic when you are going from right to left. Seeing as how the offensive line coach was abruptly fired following the loss, I think it's pretty safe to say that the problems with the silent count will not happen again under Belichick's watch. I fully expect to see the Patriots utilize the silent count during some home games next season.
Since originally posting this, the rumor of a Scarnecchia return have surfaced. Woohoo.
SPECIAL TEAMS- The Patriots always have the best special teams unit. Well, that was true until this year. While I really don't know how good the Bronco's special teams was this year, I can tell you that they were the better team against both the Patriots and the Panthers this postseason. If we actually look back on the regular season and want to find something that went wrong in all of the Patriots' losses, we will find a miscue on special teams. Some of these miscues were simply stupid calls while others were a lack of execution. Either way special teams has typically been one of our main ingredients for success, this season it was was a recipe for disaster.
Out of curiosity, I wonder if I'm the only person who found it ironic that the lengthening of the point after attempt (pushed by Belichick) pretty much prevented him from renaming his boat again.
On that note, I am officially on to the 2016 NFL season.