My bottom line is that I expect us to beat Oakland, We're a much better team, and Brady just doesn't have two poor performances in a row. However, the situation in the secondary is sad indeed. ================================================== Meriweather and Sanders both played nickel and dime when there were injuries among the corners. That is one of the functions of a safety, especially a free safety. We go into this game with the worst secondary that I even remember on the patriots. The worst of it is that this situation is a result of a conscious choice of the Front Office. We will have McCourty, Arrington, Chung, Barrett and Brown. There are no backups. Belichick thought that we needed upgrades in the secondary. So, now with Bodden and Downing out, we get to test his choices. Belichick is supposed to be the master of depth (consider our OL), and able to go forward when folks are injured. I have disagreed with Belichick decisions occasionally, but usually I am a believer, or at least can understand later why certain decisions were made. The decisions in the off-season regarding the secondary are truly inscrutable. OUT Sanders, Meriweather, Butler, Wilhite IN Molden, Barrett, Ihedigbo, Adams Who exactly is Belichick trying to impress with these weird choices?