We all know that all the WR's currently on the roster may not make the team. So why so many? That is the easy part. There is no way that Belichick will allow himself or his team to get into a situation like thay did last year. It was nice to see Caldwell play as well as he did, and Gaffney's performance in the playoffs came out of nowhere, but lets be honest, those 2 guys as a the teams top recievers will not cut it. So what do the Patriots do, they sign 3 WR's to fight it out to see who gets on the playing field rather that have the teams hand forced as to will be on the field. The contracts for Caldwell, Gaffney, Stallworth, and Washington all could potentially be over after this year. That essentially means they are all playing for that next contract. Now Brady will have an entire offseason to continue his relationship with Gaffney and Caldwell and to start new ones with Welker, Stallworth and Washington. Over time, both Brady and Belichick will have a good feel of who they feel comfortable with out on the field. This should help make the passing game more effective and make defenses open up a little bit and in turn help the running game become more effective. I look for the offense to be really effective this year, and Brady will be as happy as he has ever been.