My answer to this question is "No", but I ask it because I am getting annoyed hearing the suggestions that the Pats are panicking as evidenced by their "Redskins-esque" spending spree and ignoring of character issues this offseason, and suggestions that BB and or SP are taking one last run at a SB before they leave. Please note that panicking teams don't trade their current picks into the next draft leaving themselves with the likelihood that only one of their draftees is likely to be a significant contributor this season. I don't hear any suggestions leveled that Dungy and or Polian are making one last run by trading their #1 next year to move up in the 2nd to draft a OT who most consider a step or two below the elites (Thomas, Brown, Staley). Not only do BB and SP show they are interested in the long-term well-being of the Pats, they show rare patience that even many of us rabid Pats fans lack. They don't need the instant gratification that comes with taking a player now, they make the move that gives the best overall value. Many posters here were openly distraught at the lack of the Pats' "inability to draft the best players that were available", as if any of us can compare to the knowlege BB and SP had going in to this draft. I also find it telling that while most teams clearly demonstrated that they saw this as a weak draft, very few had the discipline to delay the instant gratification of getting their guys now that the Pats showed. The Jets dealt with the weakness by putting all of their eggs in two baskets, but they weren't willing to wait. The Pats got an extra #1 and #3 next year (both probably high picks in the round), while the 49ers recouped a likely late #1 and the Vikings and Bears each picked up another #3 next year. This demonstrates a clear distinction between the Pats and the rest of the league, and shows the excellence of BB and SP that we are so fortunate to have.