It is kind of amusing to look back at the preseason chatter and compare that with how things worked out. Samuels was widely regarded as only good enough to be used as a nickel back. Caldwell was widely regarded as maybe 3rd on the WR depth chart. And that opinion carried through the first part of the season. Loss of McGinest was widely regarded as devastating and an example of how the team should have paid Willie whatever big bucks it took to keep him or the LB production would be a big problem.. Lot's of opinions that Seau was over the hill and also especially that he wouldn't be able to fit into and be effective in the Patriots scheme. Oh what would we do without Willie. Most preseason roster guesses had Beisel pencilled in as a starter at ILB, even in the face of demonstrated ineffectiveness. Who predicted that Warren would become such a significant factor for the D-line play. Have to stay tuned to see how Gostkowski and Jackson work out in the end. Looking back is such fun.