Maybe its just b/c we've heard no official news, or maybe its b/c big injuries have become the norm this season, but this forum is taking the AD news in stride. I heard Felger on CSN last nite saying losing AD could be the straw that broke the back. I'm not ready to go that far, but I will say that I am very anxious to see how the team plays Thursday nite without him. They did fine in the second half against the Bills without him, I have a lot of faith in Pierre Woods, but to me, its not the drop off in play and production so much as the drop off in versatility. Every package the Patriots implemented this season not only included AD, but hinged upon AD's versatility. I dunno, I'm usually as homerific as they come, but if AD is really IR'd, I think I'm going to be nearly as depressed as I was when I heard the official Brady news. My current state of mind thinking that AD is out for the year is about "you've got to be f**king kidding me", but it any team can deal with this kind of adversity, its gotta be the Pats. I went with option #2, though like I said, I'm anxious to see them prove on Thursday that option #1 is not the case.