Would this team have been better...worse or about the same? Before saying better we must look at age and speed although leadership would have helped a bit. I don't count Seymour and Vrabel because they did not voluntarily leave the Pats,they were traded for draft picks. Pretty much it comes down to speed and lack of agility with age or would the leadership have made up for it and made the defense overall better?. I can't say Harrison would have played better than McGowan or Sanders - and can't say Bruschi would have played better than Guyton ect: but just wondering what might have been if they had stayed one more year.