He makes a point about last year's FA crop that is not necessarily fair. He ignores other FA successes we've had i.e. Vrabel, Rodney and at least for one season, Poole also he ignores the numerous draft successes. But I thought the point about extending Dillon last year was an interesting one. http://www.sportsline.com/nfl/story/9328169 Bill Parcells once said that losing felt like throwing up in your mouth. He was talking about games, but you can extend the analogy to what Patriots fans have felt like this free agency season. And last night, millions of people throughout New England felt like projectile vomiting. Adam Vinatieri agreed to a contract with the Indianapolis Colts, and the difference between the money in Indy and Foxboro wound up being chump change against Bill Belichick's salary cap and relative nickels against Bob Kraft's bottom line. Perhaps the best clutch kicker in the history of the NFL and one of the most popular athletes Boston ever has known now is wearing enemy colors because the Pats refused to budge off their hard-line philosophy. You can call Belichick and Scott Pioli consistent (although you'd be overrating that; more below). I call them stubborn, foolishly so in this case.