Because i suspect half the people here are spoiled frontrunners who would run away like rats on a sinking ship if they werent gauaranteed a team that competed for a championship. Suddenly they would only be wearing Red Sox Red or Celtic Green. As a Patriots fan that has loved them for 30 years, good or bad, and is grateful for all the joy they have given me, I feel they owe me nothing. I said it after they won SB 36. If they went 4-12 for 8 straight years i will always be a Patriots fans because they have given me far more than I could or would give to them. This is not about the fans discussing potential moves or talking realistic football. Its the phony fans out there, the Yahoos who say this guy sucks or that guy sucks because his team lost a football game. If nothing else, this season is going to weed out the fake fans, the losers with no character who at the first sign of trouble, bail and whine and complain. Go root for the Jets or something, or go find that perfect team that never loses a game and wins you 10 championships in a row. Go Patriots!!!!!!!! If you make the playoffs without Brady, i for one will be as thrilled as i was when they clinched a playoff berth in 1976 or 1985 or 1998 And if they dont, what do you expect, Brady was out. people, try to enjoy what we have had and what we HAVE.