I've been thinking about this a lot with all the coaching departures this year, and in the recent past. Year after year, the Pats lose critical coaches to other teams, coaches who know the most intimate details of how the Pats scout opponents, how they build offenses and defenses, how they practice, how they motivate players, etc. Last year, and today, we've lost front office guys who were crucial to the drafting of college talent and the management of a payroll under the salary cap. These coaches and executives are now competing against the Pats for other organizations, where they presumably can use their knowledge of BB's system to help defeat him. Yet, somehow the Pats seem to survive. How is this possible? I can think of a couple of possibilities, feel free to chime in if you have better ideas: - BB reinvents himself a little each year; he self-scouts his own team and works on the flaws he sees, leaving other to compete against last year's strategies - BB is the only one who understands all of the different pieces, and doesn't let others develop that complete understanding of the system - Ernie Adams? - ? Forget player turnover - with the loss of McDaniels and Pioli, this coming year could easily be BB's toughest yet.