Here are some of the key players that have left the Patriots in each of Belichick's off season's with the team: 2001 Bruce Armstrong Chad Eaton Andy Katzenmoyer Max Lane Chris Slade Greg Spires 2002 Drew Bledsoe Terry Glenn Brian Cox Matt Stevens Jermaine Wiggins 2003 Marc Edwards Tebucky Jones Lawyer Milloy Greg Robinson-Randall Otis Smith 2004 Terrell Buckley Mike Compton Bobby Hamilton Anthony Pleasant Antowain Smith Ted Washington Damien Woddy 2005 Joe Andruzzi Ted Johnson Ty Law David Patten Roman Phifer Keith Traylor 2005 Willie McGinest Adam Vinatieri Tom Ashworth Deion Branch Christian Fauria David Givens Bethel Johnson Duane Starks And you know what happens each year when we lose these guys? It hurts to see them go, but then we get excited because the new guys they bring in are really good too - often better, and they are often younger and less expensive and our overall team depth gets deeper. If you saw this same list with who got brought in each year yo'd smile and say 'WOW - WHAT A GREAT TRACK RECORD - THAT'S A STEADY STREAM OF GREAT TALENT BEING BROUGHT IN AND GROOMED YEAR AFTER YEAR'. I hate to see Deion go too, and I don't like hearing the pats locker room is down, but you know what? they'll be fine, both emotionally and talent wise, so just give it some time. this team will be rolling again real soon and now we are all set for another great draft! gostkowski will replace vinatieri just fine seau will replace mcginest just fine gabriel and jackson will replace branch and givens just fine plus we got maroney plus we got mills and thomas plus we got ocallahan plus we got sullivan and PLUS we got seattle's number one next draft! (ha!) it's unfortunate what happened with deion, and I'm disgusted with him as well, the way there were no counter offers and he held the team hostage afte signing a contract, but if he wanted the money that bad for his 'kids' and his 'sense of fairness' then so be it - what were the pats suppossed to do? just give it to him? he's gone and players and fans alike will have to get over it. a few nice catches by gabriel and jackson and we'll all be quickly getting over it just like we did with milloy once we saw rodney hitting people out there!