As I write this I keep thinking how BB will probably make a fool out of me so file this away and shove it back in my face at seasons end. It might be time to close the door on the Patriots, as we know them. I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe they have maintained this level of play for so long or that it has taken other NFL teams this long before they started to pull us apart. It began last year when every team wanted some Part of the Pats formula and continues now. First they striped us of our coordinators and then moved on to the assistant coaches, now itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s the players. They over pay for everything Patriots, from a WR who are not legit number ones to an aging LB. I mean no disrespect to Givens or McGinest, but what can the Pats do? Spend outrageous money to keep these players or bring in high priced free agents in hopes of keeping the dynasty for one more year or do just what I think they are doing. Look for solid free agents at the right price and build through the draft. We donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need that stud player right now but we do need to fill in for the solid players that we are losing and keep ourselves out of Cap trouble so we can afford the star player when we have retooled the team. In the end I think we will have a competitive team this year but not at the same level we have been used to. In a year or two we will be back with dynasty II which is a lot better IMHO then going the way of the Cowboys or the Rams trying to bail water as the boat slowly sinks.