I still think Deion was a good Patriot. Nay, he was even a great one. Twenty one catches in two SBs don't lie. I will never have anything but great respect for what Deion did here. I just have to add that as great as he was it's now pretty obvious that he wasn't a true number one receiver. Everything Tom and the team have accomplished for six years was without a true number one receiver. We have to seriously consider it was "Don't ask what Deion did for Tom, ask what Tom did for Deion" now, and the conclusion can only be that Deion rose to lofty heights that he almost didn't deserve with a mortal QB, and he probably didn't realize it. We missed Deion last year. Without him we really struggled. With Deion we had a great offense, and with the news guys there really isn't an adequate word in the English language to describe it. It should also be obvious now (if you read the definition of MVP) that Tom was probably the MVP of the league on more than one occasion, but got STIFFED because he didn't have the stats. That's how backward these people have the MVP voting. They vote for stats, when it should be the opposite in Brady's case, as his impact was extreme with no supporting cast to get him the stats. So he'll get it this year but the problem is that it will perpetuate the myth that the stats leader should get the MVP award. In fact, he'll probably be worthy of both, but that's a coincidence to MVP voting (or should be.) Deion really screwed up. Had he remained here he might have made less money, but he'd be cherry-picking easy catches due to Moss' presence. He'd be undefeated. Instead he's going to have to endure a rock fight every week, and probably never get back to the SB, where a class act like him belongs. How much is it worth to miss out on being on what might turn out to be the greatest team in NFL history? What a screwup. I know we all have to eat but in the end Deion's exposure to advertising deals in NE would have made up for it. To think that we basically "traded" a Deion for a Randy is almost unthinkable. It ranks up there with the Jimmy Johnson tooling of the NFL in the early nineties. Smarts counts. What's a number one draft pick compared to a coach that smart?