....from Borges's column in today's Globe. Its not earth shattering, but after reading it, I actually went "hmmmm". ....and since I'm already here I might as well put down what I think would be MY perfect off season for the Pats. [disclaimer: I'm going to TRY to be realistic about this, but you now how it is. ] 1. Assante signs the tender and plays under the franchise tag 2. FA signings: a. Wes Welker- WR/KR - He is Troy Brown tough with speed b. Heath Evens-FB - good versitile player at a low cost c. AThomas-LB - inside presence d. Donnie Edwards LB - a perfect passing situation LB 3. Draft picks - Day one. a. at 24 Patrick Willis - LB - I don't think he'll be here, but its my fantasy... b. at 28 the Best CB available - My favorite would be McCauley from Fresno, but that's mostly because he's 6'1 Reives and Hall would also be acceptable. Basically, in the first round I want to get a CB, LB/Tweener regardless of the order. In the second round I'd like to go WR or S which ever has more value at the pick- By the 3rd round I've lost interest because I rarely know the players and who knows until training camp, anyway. IMHO this is a draft were we need to get quality over quantity. We have 11 picks (IIRC), and I'd hate to think we'd use them all. IMO only the first 2 are keepers, everything else would be open to use in trade to move up and any round. Best values IMO are in there early parts of the 2nd and 3rd rounds. I'd use lower picks to move up in those rounds. BOTTOM LINE - given all the guys who wound up on IR and are coming back, like Wilson, TBuck, Gay, etc. We don't need much to tweek our lineup into a championship team. We need to get better and deeper at LB. We need to get bigger and deeper in the secondary. We need to get faster at WR. Hell, even if we did NONE of these things, we'd be a damned good team. My list isn't long because it doesn't NEED to be.