The Patriots lost Charlie Wiess and Romeo Crennel to HC opportunities. Ted Johnson retired, Ty Law defected, Bruschi had has stroke. We lost Harrison, Light, Koppen and others due to injuries. Corey Dillon was not effective all year. Others like Seymour and Kevin Faulk were in and out of the lineup. That and we were presented with the toughest 1st half sked in the history of the NFL. We went 4 and 4. We improved as a team to the point where we had hope of going back to the bowl. But guess what, it maybe Pittsburgh's time to shine or it could be Dnever's. I am thinking Carolina will get it this year because they are truly an outstanding team. I saw that in week 2. Anyway, the Patriots will have more time to reload, we get Harrison back, I'd love to get Ty Law back here. Resign Seymour and keep adding through the draft. We need linebackers (Bobby Carpenter of Ohio St would be excellent), and secondary help. We are good and getting better on the lines. Brady can rely on a power running game next year. Ben Watson is coming up star in this league. That was an all time hustle play on Champ Bailey's INT last night.