Ok, I posted this in another thread. Don't buy the hype that the Pats won't spend this offseason if there is no cap. I did the numbers and they look to be in position to spend and spend a lot and still not spend more their highest payroll ever (that was 2007) in real dollars. Ok, I looked at Miguel's site and by my calculations (someone may want to correct me), the Pats' real dollar payroll right now is around $62 million. I went over to USA Today that tracks real dollar payrolls for each team. Here is what I found: 2009 - $97.5 million 2008 - $92.7 million 2007 - $117.9 million 2006 - $105.1 million 2005 - $94.4 million That means the Patriots would have to spend roughly $56 million in real dollars to match their single season highest payroll and about $30 million to match their lowest point over the last five years. So all those people who dismiss that they will be active in free agency without a cap by saying that Kraft isn't Daniel Snyder should know that Kraft has a lot of money to spend to spend like Bob Kraft.