The assertion that the Pats lose more than they should, particularly in this past year, has become unquestioned truth. But is it? This past year there were four players of note who left: McGinist, Vinitiari, Branch, and Givens. McGinist was at the end of his career, hardly projected to be a big impact player on the field. Most teams lose one or two of these a year. Givens is a second string wide reciever. Vinitiari is one of the best at his position, ever, so that one hurts, although the kickoffs were short. Branch is a good, not great, WR, and the timing of his leaving was difficult. So the team lost two players of real impact, another to pseudo-retirement, and another that was good for two big plays a year. Is this more than the average good team loses in an average year?