Every team has additions and subtractions every season. We have seen the majority of our subtractions, with a few still undecided. You cannot consider the additions without the subtractions, or the subtractions without the additions, but looking solely at the subtractions, here is my take so far. Stallworth. No real loss. He was productive in the middle part of the season, then faded away. I dont think anything materially changes in our offense with someone else in Stallworths place. This may changes based on whether Moss and/or Gaffney are resigned, but compared to the 07 season, we didn't lose much in Stallworth. (This was a bit disappointing to me because I saw a lot of promise in him, but he couldnt earn pt) K Brady. He wasnt what we thought we were getting. Hurt a lot, and his blocking was a huge cut below his rep. Colvin. Many are upset about this, but I am not. He was one of 3 OLBs. That is a luxury to have. Sure it would be great to have that luxury, but at his price, it wasn't realistic. Its become fashionable to overstate the impact of Colvin, since he wasn't on the field in the SB (injured players are great fodder in the excuse department) but this is a guy who averaged less than 6 sacks a season in his Pat career. Personally, I thought Colvin, in his years here, had developed into a much better run defender, but his pass rush skills had deteriorated. In retrospect he was an OK signing, certainly not a great one, and his cap number was just too high now. Gay. I wouldn't have even made him an offer. I have been openly critical of his awful play, in the SB in particular. I almost fell out of my chair when I saw what he was paid by the Saints. I would not call him awful, or incapable of covering anyone, but the bar to improve our nickel corner position is not very high. Samuel. Big loss. Samuel is a very good corner. I never felt he was the kind of guy who was a long term Patriot though, partly because of the greed that was implied about him, and partly because of the impression that he was a very 'me' player. I do not know if I am right or not, but he came off as the kind of guy who would be more happy making big plays in a loss than being invisible in a win. We certainly have some work to do to fill his spot, though. Wilson. He was on a path leading to being cut in camp next year. He played well early in his career, but for whatever reason just isnt in the plans anymore, even if he were free. With Moss and Gaffney still to be determined, I don't think there has been a huge loss that is not pretty easily replaced (given the resources we have) other than Samuel. Make no mistake a starting cornerback is a critical player, but my impression is that there is an overreaction going on due to the NUMBER of players leaving, compared to replacements yet signed, and the actual severity of subtractions is much smaller.