http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/dr_z/04/07/mailbag/1.html "The assessment of Scott of Centerport, N.Y., coincides almost exactly with something Bill Belichick told me at the league meetings. "People are worried because we haven't come out strong in free agency yet. If you look at our history, you'll see that's what we usually do, let things subside for a while." In years past the Patriots have made some brilliant plays. Last year injuries forced them to grope a bit. Yeah, I agree with you that they seem to be trying to get younger. Old players get hurt, and the memories have left scars on the organization. Your observation about Adam Vinatieri wanting to move to a dome is also on the money. He wants to get in the Hall of Fame. He figures he has only a few good years left. He feels he needs numbers, high percentages, and the best place to get those is in a dome. Personally, I think the idea of spending the rest of his life in a community that will forever idolize him is a powerful argument for staying in Foxboro, but it's his call, his life."