AV served the Patriots well. The last few years when it really counted he was able to come through in the clutch. We have three Patriot Super Bowl victories to look back on and celebrate thanks much in part to AV and his coming through in the clutch. He didn't do it alone though. If it weren't for quite a number of other Patriots playing much of their best games in the clutch during the same time he might not have had the opportunity to come through as he did. I do believe as last season moved along BB began to have serious doubt as to whether he could contine to count on AV to make the clutch kicks on a consistant basis. I think health issues began to take their toll on AV. There were times during games last season when I said to myself why the hell isn't AV kicking a field goal here instead of the Pats attempting a longshot first down? I assume BB didn't feel comfortable with AV in many of those situations...situations that were "no brainers" in previous years. If you start doubting one of the best clutch kickers the game has ever seen maybe it's time to consider letting him move on. Might end up being a huge mistake but then again maybe not. BB and SP made the decision to possibly move on without AV and I'm sure they felt they had very ligitimate reasons. They know more about the health issues than we'll ever know. AV knows they are aware of them as well. Maybe he said to himself maybe it's time to move on while the 'movin' ons' still good! Maybe we should just trust the BB and SP decision to let him go and move on too. Thanks Adam for all the great memories! You'll always be welcome in my home town!