Whether it's the Boston media, the national media or some of us Pats fans, I keep seeing four things that I believe are pretty silly. 1. "It's Bill Belichick's last year." What part of the 2 trades into the 2008 draft don't folks get? The Pats have indeed loaded up this year. Perhaps that's because Belichick looks at the roster (as he did in 2002) and realizes that a house-cleaning is on the horizon. Face it, the Pats will need a LOT of new linebackers, receivers and DBs in a very short time. So why not make one more big run now, before starting a bit of a rebuilding job. And why not make sure that guys like Samuel, Moss, Stallworth and Washington are properly motivated with one year, "prove it" deals? That doesn't mean that Bob Kraft's wife is driving Belichick away. 2. "Randy Moss will hurt team chemistry." If Randy Moss starts to hurt team chemisty, he will be cut. At the cost of a 4th round draft pick... with no bonuses of any kind kicking in prior to the start of the season. Will he block downfield? Will he finish his patterns when he's not the primary target? Will he show up late for meetings? The The Pats will have a good idea on some of those very early on. Just as Doug Gabriel was jettisoned, so too will Mr. Moss if he doesn't fly right. There is no more business-first organization in the NFL than the Patriots. 3. "The Patriots no longer take a "different" type of player." Let me see, lifetime malcontent Brian Cox, "King of Fines" Rodney Harrison, ever-grump Ted Washington, and the biggest trouble-maker Corey Dillon (off-field arrests, lockerroom cancer). The Patriots have NEVER taken "different" types of players. They've just gotten "different" kinds of results from players. That's what has set New England apart. Anyone suggesting that this is some sort of sell-out hasn't studied the history books (Mr. Shaughnessy). The Pats haven't been concerned with bringing in guys with bad reps... if they thought they could turn them around. And the Christian Peter incident was two coaching staffs ago. Robert Kraft has learned to let his football men pick the players... and the football men have a lot more of Kraft's trust than Bill Parcells ever had. 4. "The Patriots are guaranteed to win the Super Bowl." Injuries (Tom Brady has never been hurt... and what if Adalius Thomas sufferes a Rosevelt Colvin-like break). Upsets (ask the 2001 Rams or the 2006 Chargers). Arrogance. That goes for US and the players. All of those things can undo a seemingly loaded team. Don't tempt fate and don't ask for bad karma. Please, oh, please, remember the '01 Rams the next time you want to say (or type), "when we win the Super Bowl." Just thought those things needed to be said.