1. With the recent acqusition of Chad Ochocinco, it made me think of our current WR core. He is obviously going to become the #1 WR on the depth chart. With Welker/Branch being the #2 or Branch being #2 and Welker being 90% slot. Now we still have Julian Edelman who has shown monster potential but he doesn't really get the reps. Welker has still got a good 4-5 years left on him, and he has better hands than Edelman. I just feel like it would be good for the team and respectful for Edelman if he were traded to a team were he could start. Tate is obviously a viable asset in the kick return game, so keeping him on the roster is a must. He's not the worst option at WR anyway. Price might have to fight for a roster spot. So now we have Ocho, Welker, Branch and Slater. Slater is for special teams and only that. Now we have 3 GREAT route runners which includes maybe 1 deep threat in Ocho Cinco, but he's obviously the tallest WR on the roster. Should the Pats make a move for a deep threat WR? What would be your reaction if the Pats out of know where signed Randy Moss? Honestly wierder things have happened this year than most so I wouldn't even rule out even the most ludicrous scenarios. 2. The release of Alge Crumpler. I don't think people realize how much of an impact Alge had on Chris Johnson's 2,000 yard season AND I ASSUME Jarvis's 1,000 yard season. I honestly don't know the statistics of Crumpler's playing time this year so I could be wrong. It did seem though that Crumpler was a major cog in helping a Patriot RB reach a 1,000 yard season. He brought leadership, experience and and overall great presence to this organization. Can that be replaced as easy as Lee Smith? 3. The release of Ty Warren. Once the patriots got Albert Haynesworth, our D-line seemed like a force to be reconed with. Then Warren is released in a sudden move. Now I feel we are back to square one. Until we sign another DE, I feel like we lack a very important part to our defense. If Haynesworth does not pan out, it wouldn't be the worst thing regarding the trade but regarding personnel it might have seriously damaged this teams D-line. What do you guys think? 4. Outside Linebackers. Honestly for a while I thought we had the worst set other than Cunningham but there are teams that are just as bad if not worse but still. Anyone think that a move NEEDS to be made to acquire a DECENT OLB? David Thomas looked like a GREAT fit here in NE but unfortunately he re-signed with the Panthers. Honestly Adalius was vastly overpaid for his services but would be vastly under-paid if he were brought in for like a vet minimum. I'm not saying we SHOULD bring him in, i'm just saying that it would be better than what we have right now at OLB. Paying him close to nothing btw. 5. Is our whole team versatile RB's? Currently we have 5 RB's signed that will most likely make the roster. Lawfirm has not even been given a contract yet which is a bit surprising considering he was the Pats first 1,000 yard rusher since Dillon but highly due to the balance of run vs pass. Dillon was able to due it with a slightly more pass orientated team. If we sign lawfirm, that's 6 RB's we have on the roster. I was VERY surprised to have Sammy Morris back, phenomenal special teams player and a decent RB but I feel like without the right amount of reps he is not worth what were paying. I honestly feel like the Faulk train is on it's last course, like it actually stopped then managed to get the ok for one last trip. I feel like Woodhead is transitioning into the "guy", the third down machine, whatever you want to call him. Now we have 2 rookie RB's . EDIT: This was written before the Randy Moss trade, but I was posted after, but I just left it in their for hypothetical situations sake.