For the first time in three years the Pats got a bit of a head start on their off-season planning. That, more than anything, assures me that they have a plan. While it's frustrating not to know the scoop, I find solace in the radio silence that emanates from Foxboro. Run silent, run deep is always the better way. We have heard consistent reports about the breadth of their scouting this off-season. I'll bet we're going to have an absolutely awesome draft. And I'll bet that we'll still make some savvy free agent pick-ups.