The Pats have released a lot of vets recently, including Ty Warren, Marcus Stroud, and Nick Kaczur. In all that means they have cleared about 10m to play with. The Pats also told Ty Warren that they were 'moving in a different direction' defensively. When you look at players like Warren and Stroud you think big 'space-eating' monsters. Not so much passrushers. In short, I think New England wants to crank up the heat on QBs in season 2011. Albert Haynesworth heralds this new breed of New England defender. Not only is he nasty against the run, he can pressure the QB by collapsing the pocket, bullrushing the OL, etc. And before Vince became the dominant 'space-eating' DT we all know and love now, he also excelled at an attacking role for the Hurricanes at the collegiate level. I think with Albert playing next to him, we could also see Vince making an impact on the QB's comfort level. Which brings us to Osi Umenyiora. Putting Osi on the weakside at defensive end next to Haynesworth would bring a whole new level of chaos and aggression to the Pats defense. Osi has reached double digits in sacks 3 times in the past 5 seasons including 11.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles in 2010. He's currently holding out and the Giants recently resigned Matthias Kiwanuka as a possible lower cost replacement. Sooo, in swoops BB offering a 2nd round pick and a conditional pick ranging from a 4th up to another 2nd (based on playoff appearances/victories perhaps), and obtains the negotiating rights to Osi. Considering how much money the Giants save, the pick capital they gain, and the likely price to retain Osi, doesn't this deal make sense for both sides? Suddenly the Pats entire defense is revamped with an aggressive look. The new breed of Patriots defender isn't content with just occupying space and waiting for mistakes, they attack the QB, pursue, harrass, and pulverize him into forcing those mistakes and creating costly turnovers. So let's continue to give this defense a facelift, BB. Osi Umenyiora could well be the next big Patriots acquisition!