This crap about Willie and any number of other departing free agents not being shown proper respect has just got to stop. Did McGinest pick up the phone and call BB and Kraft and thank them for the three years they kept him on the roster and paid him MILIONS of dollars when he was always injured and playing at a sub par level? Did McGinest call the front office and show his respect for being part of a well-honed organization that hand picked his teammates so well they won three of five Super Bowls? Did Givens pick up the phone and say, "Gee, BB, thanks so much for how you and your coaches really helped turn me from a nobody into a legit NFL player?" Did he show the front office any respect by turning down a solid $17.5 offer after they made him part of 2 SB teams? He had to go for the money, it was his one big chance, you say? Well, maybe this is the Pat's one big chance at a string of Super Bowls because of Brady. Shouldn't the Pats act just as self-interested as these departing players are praised for being?