After reading this article in the Globe, a couple of things became crystal clear. 1. I will be STUNNED if we draft a linebacker on day 1 of the draft. If we do, this young linebacker would have to be "SPECIAL", and I mean Richard Seymour / Teddy Bruschi / Mike Vrabel "SPECIAL". 2. BB values "EXPERIENCE" above everything else in his linebackers. We all know this, but I think some of us forget this especially at draft time. Count me among those who continue to forget. :bricks: Now having said all of that and keeping that in mind, what do you guys think the Pats will do to improve our Linebackers? If we win the Super Bowl, Junior Seau and Chad Brown are gone...PERIOD. It's also possible that Bruschi will follow them into retirement also. I've also heard a strange comment from the PFW guys that Mike Vrabel might retire as well...I don't believe that for a second, but you never know. Colvin has a VERY HIGH cap number next year, he will either reconstruct or they will cut him, IMHO. So it's VERY POSSIBLE that we could lose 3 to 4 linebackers from our current linebacking corp next season. How do you think BB/Pioli will rebuild that group? I am done looking at the draft. Unless you guys know of an EXTRA SPECIAL Linebacker that the Pats might select with that 1st round pick, I just don't think that we will take a LB that High. What about free agency or trade? Who is available? Are there a few 30ish linebackers that BB might be interested in?