Is it just me, or does it seem that the Pat's Front Office has gotten even bolder in making aggressive moves since Scott Pioli left for KC? Sure, we made plenty of bold moves in the past. But consider what's happened since Pioli left: 1. Franchising Cassel immediately at the start of FA. 2. Trading Vrabel and Cassel to KC for #34. 3. Boldly moving around in the draft, taking 4 #2's and 2 #3's as well as accumulating 2 extra #2's for 2010. 4. Trading Ellis Hobbs to KC. 5. Aggressively addressing the secondary in FA and the draft, adding Bodden, Springs, Butler, Chung and McGowan. 6. Trading for Derrick Burgess. 7. Cutting a 2nd year 3rd round QB pick in Kevin O'Connell in favor of a rookie UDFA as backup QB. 8. Trading our best defensive player over the 8 years the Belichick era, Richard Seymour, to Oakland. 9. Trading or retiring the core of our SB defense: Seymour, Bruschi, Vrabel and Harrison. Pretty aggressive stuff. Nothing namby-pamby about those moves. If nothing else, the FO has been very decisive and doesn't lack confidence.