Since we have nothing better to do than to wildly speculate about what the Pats will do this off season to improve the team; a discussion in the most recent cap thread got me to thinking. It IS possible to re-sign Welker, Talib, Volmer, Edelman, etc for under $10MM COMBINED and still have money left over for additional signings. Of course the problem with that, is that it comes with a heavy cost down the road. For example. The Jets signed Holmes for a 5 year, $50MM contract. However it was backloaded so that his first year his cap cost was just $1.4MM, and his 2nd year just $3.6MM. So I ask the question. If you were in charge, would you sign all the people you needed to make a dynamic superbowl run the next 2 years, and then have to blow the whole thing up and suffer through a complete rebuild. OR do we continue to function as we have been and "only" field a very good team that wins a lot of games and can compete for a superbowl, and perhaps win one if things break our way.