Check out this Chargers forum thread titled "Do we need to worried about the Pats?" http://forums.chargers.com/showthread.php?t=40687 It started yesterday and is already 10 pages long. Here are some of the gems: ============ The Pats are the ones worrying....Why else would they start signing all these free agents like crazy, when for years their forumla of success didn't revolve around signing any big name players in the offseason? The answer is simple my friends...The Patriots are fearful of how much of an NFL juggarnaut the Chargers have become, so they are acting out in desperation by spending big money for FA's in a futile attempt to reclaim their former glory...Unfortunately for them, we cannot be stopped ============ The pats have big injury problems every year. their defense still got a year older they got 1 LB that can run so what?? they are still slow as hell. WR Stallworth is always injured even if he is playing QJ will shut him down then who after stallworth?? their great overpaid Welker or their great blocking tight end they do have brady who will turn them all into very good wide outs but im not impressed with their running game yet ============ Fact. Their biggest wins have hung on questionable officiating and FG kicks that cleared the bar in the waning seconds. How many playoff games have they won without Vinateri ? ============ I worry less about the regular season. The Pasties have built a team designed to win NOW. They don't have a long term future based on current spending. They are going to make one last run for the gold and the future be damned. ============ Brady isn't even a probowl level quarterback in the AFC. ============ I agree very much. Brady just isn't as good as 1) Manning 2) Rivers 3) Palmer so he will not make the probowl ============ Sure, they have some talented players added but Nothing that would make me feel their overall team strength can compare to S.D. ============ they are the panicked ones after putting inferior talent on the field 2 playoff appearances in a row, thus they are spending like they are. why would we have to worry about them.