Rumors of Bruschi's demise are premature. Despite the opinion of many on this board that Tedy's washed up, he's still a valued contributor. By the coaches count, #54 leads the team in tackles with 98. Did you see his huge deflection on fourth down on the goal line against Miami? The D is much improved in the red zone, & I don't think he coaches would keep Tedy in there if he is the liability many here think he is. Plus you have to factor in his intangibles-he's still an inspirational leader who refuses to lose in the hat and T-shirt games. Maybe he can't cover and fill like he once could, but I'm glad he's on our side.