Things are slow so I would like to express a few of my opinions. 1. The Patriots had a good draft. Even their late round defensive picks are pretty good players. 2. The addition of Thomas and Mills should improve their third down and goal line offense. 3. The kicker's job is Gostkowski's to lose. Brad Seely must have really liked him to use a fourth round pick to get him. 4. Fred Roach is a good football player. The knock on him is that he is a slow two down run stuffer with limited coverage abilities. He sounds like Ted Johnson. 5. Herring and Jackson are good strong safetys. If they are good special team players, they may pressure T. Jones, Mitchell, and Sanders for a roster spot. On the flip side, I will not be satisfied until the Pats do some of the following; 1. Sign a high profile free agent. Ty Law would be nice. 2. Re-sign Koppen, Branch, Graham, and Samuels. Low balling will not do the job. A fair offer which increases their 2006 salaries might. 3. Sign a couple more wide receivers. It is still the weakest area on the team. True, we signed Caldwell and drafted Jackson but we lost Givens, Davis, and Dwight in 2006 and Patten in 2005. The UDFA's we signed (Davis and Shelton) had less than spectacular college careers.