This Summer during training camp we heard over and over again about how hard the Patriots were going in training camp. The team was in pads far more often than many teams and some of the players commented about how difficult the work was. At/near the end of training camp, Coach Belichick trades a key contributor in Richard Seymour for a 2011 first round pick. After all the work done in camp, the players are greeted with the news that one of their better players was traded for a draft pick that many of the current members of the locker room will never play with. Couple this decision with the decision to "retire" Tedy Bruschi and the decision(s) to not extend guys like Wilfork and Mankins, and I wonder if the team was a little pissed at management (ie Coach Belichick) this year? Football is a business, and I can't help but wonder if the Patriots rather cold way of dealing with the financial side of the game might be starting to have ramifications within the lockerroom. I even wonder if their was some anger/jealousy/whatever when the Patriots extended guys like Connolly, Ninkovich, and Eric Alexander during the season. I could see some members of the lockerroom wondering why these guys were being extended and bigger contributors were not. I am not saying that anyone laid down because of the above situations, just that the locker room chemistry/relationships with coaches might not have been as strong as they have been in the past.