Bearing in mind, that I know it's only August 2, and that I am as far from the "chicken little" crowd as anyone here, I will say this... The Patriots LB situation grows more dire by the day. Claridge - cut Banta-Cain - apparently just not good enough, possible cut Beisel - better than last year, but nowhere in sight the last couple days. Working his ass off, but tackling technique remains a question Vrabel & Colvin - terrific, hope to hell they stay healthy Bruschi - likely out with a wrist injury for awhile Barry Gardner - Eh. JAG Chad Brown - could be okay as a sub pass-rushing OLB Woods, Mincey, Roach - rookies, won't do much for at LEAST a year BOTTOM LINE: I remain convinced that the biggest loss of the off-season rhymes neither with Trinitary or Smivens. Willie McGinest needed to be re-upped. Bad move.