In a league where teams spend to a hard salary cap, there are three ways to screw up in personnel: Too many guys who are overpaid Too few guys who are underpaid Suboptimal talent mix Looking at Miguel's page, the guy with the #2 cap hit was just cut. Ouch. #4 and #10 are on IR. #3 is missing some games right now. #9 and #11 are Ellis and Ochocinco respectively. "Dead money" -- pre-Bodden -- isn't bad at all, however. Bargain guys would include Gronk (definitely), Fumblefingers Hernandez (up to a point), Solder, Chung (arguably), Waters (I think -- Miguel's page isn't current on him), Woodhead, Arrington (underpaid JAG starter), and not all that much else. McCourty should be atop that list, or second to Gronk, but he's having a rough season to date. Vollmer would be on it too, but he happens to be hurt. Spikes may join it at any time. I don't see much of a mix problem. There's not a lot of redundant talent, RBs and OTs notwithstanding, and I don't see all that much talent getting stifled due to poor scheme fit. So in which of these three areas do the critics think the Pats are doing badly?