Did the Pats get rid of Tom Brady or Richard Seymour? Last time I checked no. The core of the team is still here. The Pats loaded up on Draft picks this season for a reason. This years class is deep. Last year was not. As far as all of the losses to FA, none have really worried me or suprised me. Willie Mac was a great Pat, but on his last legs in the NFL and def not worth 4 mill a year. Givens was a 7th round draft pick that was a great system player. I loved the way the guy played, but he was not worth the amount of money he made on the free agent market. Adam Vinatieri is/was a great Patriot. I loved the guy, but lets face it.... he is still a kicker. There is no need to pay him a hugh contract. He is on the down side of his career, not on the upswing. Lets all take a deep breath and relax. The Patriots will be just fine. Everyone freaked out when Milloy was cut a couple years ago and things worked out just fine. This season a couple OLD "Milloy's" have been cut, but they can be filled without much trouble in my opinion. Lets sign some lower tier free agents, like we have in the past (i.e. Mike Vrabel) and bring out the best in them. I think some players that would work well in New England would be Haynes from Pitt and Keyshawn Johnson. Both will get the job done and we won't have to break the bank. Free agency helps the building process but you never make a champion by paying for the top dollar free agents. If you think that way, go ask Dan Snyder how that theory works in the real word.