I still stuned more about Mike Vrabel gone than Matt Cassel.. Im pumped that Brady will be back, but that was almost a given.. The D still needs work, and need some LB.. I cant help but why was Mike Vrabel just given to the chiefs?? Is it more that the team finally realize its time to get young in the lb.. Mike Vrabel was a leader, and a playmaker still why would he be given up for nothing?? I love Tedy Brushci also and he is a great patriot, but he has made less plays than Vrabel.. Maybee Belichick will let Tedy decide when its time to end his carrer and not force him to quit, same for Rodney, who I think its safe to say wont be back either.. There has been thought that Vrabel because of his NFLPA stance and comments he made in the Herald last year, is part of the reason.. I doubt it and hope not, but some old time Pats fans will remember this.. The last time the nfl has been this close to work stoppage, was in 87, Brian Holloway a pro bowl o line man, was the Pats rep, he made some strong comments, and then a week later was delt to the Raiders.. Not saying that this is the case, because its totally different era's, but that would be a bad message to send to us fans if that was the reason.. Im upset about Vrabel, but the old saying goes, rather get rid of a player 1 year to early rather than 1 year to late.