If big Vince is traded out of town (I certainly hope not), I think it would be safe to say we will see more 4-3 looks from the D next year. What other 3-4 NT options would be available for replacements, and would they perform anywhere near Vince's level? the defensive 7 has enough holes right now, but swapping to a 4-3 would seem to mask a few of them. It would also cut down on the need to "fight" all the teams switching to 3-4 for the already limited FA pool. A 1 year band-aid until the expected FA boom in 2011 (assuming there is no lockout and they go back to CBA-type RFA rules)? This would make someone like Kampman more of a legitimate possibility, and he wouldn't be demanding the type of price tag of, say, a Peppers. for the first time in years I am actually confident in the guys at CB/S. If we manage to keep Bodden, than you bring in a body or two for camp fodder and we see the same names next year. The Wilfork fiasco is one of the first steps of a fairly foggy offseason as far as the defense goes. And I say how the defense performs will have more to do with the success of the 2010 Pats than the offense. Offense is fairly straight-forward. Bring in some WRs, find a set of young legs for the backfield, and look for depth/potential future starters in the interior of the line. The WR position is worrisome, but we have seen Brady do an awful lot with next to nothing (Caldwell...that bug eyed statue). A second rounder should have a few good candidates, bring in a FA or two for camp and that should be acceptable. I don't think the RBs are a major worry this year, and a mid-round pick should be enough to get them through the year. A C/G developing to a starter for 2011 would do wonders for this line (also assuming Mank sticks around), and toward improving the lifespan of The Franchise. It all starts in the trenches, and we need help on both sides of the ball. What say you?