I was reading an article by a Bills fan yesterday who was saying that he was tired of trying to compare his Bills team to the Patriots because as of late he simply can't do that. He relates his reason as in a similar situation like the current trade of Seymour to Oakland - He goes back to two years ago when Buffalo had a similar situation like the following .... In 2007 The Bills had just signed Kelsay to a big offer sheet and Aaron Schoebel was the next big signing to come up as his contract was to end following the 07 season,Aaron was 29 at the time and turning 30 shortly afterwards just like Seymour but here is the difference between the two teams...the Bills had a chance to let Schoebel go at a high trade value at that time,but instead risked years of cap problems by giving Aaron a 7 year $50M contract when they could have simply traded him away while he still had a career ahead of him and stocked up on draft picks but they decided not to- The next season which was 2008 and Aaron after getting the big money unfortunately got injured and went on the injury list missing most of the season,the Bills fan realizes that now Aaron is going to be 32 and probably does not have a lot left in the tank and expects him to be a $50M average DE for the rest of his career,He wishes the team back then did what BB did now and realizes that his organization is not as smart as NEs which is why he no longer can compare anything about his team and the smarter one in NE - He has thrown in the white towel you might say. This is just one example how fans from rival teams cannot stand the Patriots but truly respect them and thier smarts...and I think the Seymour trade was as smart as can be,especially when you see what screw ups other teams do. Not saying Schoebel will be just an average DE now but definately should never have received a new $50M 7 year contract at 30 years of age.