Just sitting here and contemplating improvements the Pats might make for next season. Flutie will be 44 and probably gone Over the Hill. Cassell will still be too green. What would you do? I suspect that the Pats might sign an ex-starter who is contemplating retirement. At this point they have a Super Bowl contender and need an experienced backup is Brady were to go down, next season. How would Brett Favre, Steve McNair, Kerry Collins or Jay Fiedler look in a Patriots warm up jacket? Hopefully that would be the only way you see them. And if you wanted any one of them how would you go about getting one of them, if they are still under contract? I'd probably approach a team which has the guy we want and offer a small draft choice, "for future considerations". Then I'd ask them to release him and absorb the signing bonus consequences that they were going to do ANYWAY. But tell him they did it because the Patriots wanted him, and he has a chance at going out with a Ring, so they are doing it for his benefit (and for the the minor draft choice which is better than nothing.) And let the Patriots talk to him before they released him to get things started without a tampering invocation. Any comments?