I hate to pile on, especially since I was until recently an "In Bill we truster", but in my opinion his ego has got the best of him.Problem: D-Line can't generate a pass rush. Solution: Trade Seymour, cut Warren and don't address the issue in the draft. Problem: Safety play sucks. Solution: cut your two most experienced safeties and although they sucked, they were better than we have now. Problem: DB's stink. Solution: Knowing Dowling was going on IR, cut Bodden so that we are left w/ two ufa's that are terrible and we have no depth. I think BB believes he is a genius and he could coach these bums up and teach them his scheme. Well he couldn't and the D is putrid. Not average, not below average, PUTRID. The truth is plain to see. Like all coaches, the better players he has the smarter he becomes. Give him crappy players, like he has done to himself via lousy drafting and fa acquisitions, and he can do no more with them than any average coach in the league could do. Brady and the O may take this team to the playoffs, if he does it will be in spite of BB not because of him. If, in next April's draft I hear, The Patriots have traded out of the first round for a second rounder and a first in 2013, I'm going to blow a gasket. The Patriots need quality players, BB is not the coach he believes he is. I'm embarrassed for him when I watch this defense. Rant over.