I'm just cruising around Patriots.com and watching some different press conferences, interviews and such and it strikes me on just how much of a leader and how "out front" Deion Branch is from a "locker room" perspective. It almost seems that they put him out a lot in Brady's stead in the role of spokesmen whenever they can. It's obviously Brady's team, but Deion certainly tows the company line 100%. This go round he just seems to be so much more humbled and appreciative to be here. He's also a FA after this year. Do we re-sign him? Now, don't get me wrong...... he's clearly lost a step as a receiver (but he's obviously still productive to a certain level), and there are certainly guys that we need to prioritize much more highly in this offense when it comes to re-signing (Welker for instance). We also certainly need to bring in more talent at that position (Lloyd ) , but I'm curious as your thoughts about retaining Branch?..... I'm one who really HATED how he left the team the first go round, and was lukewarm about his re-signing last year....... But since that time, he has really grown back on me. I personally hope that we bring him back and he retires a Patriot. Personally, I think that he'd take a huge hometown discount to remain here, and I think that he has real value in the locker room and even still some good protection left on the field (although diminishing). Thoughts?