I would like to take this opportunity to try an squash a feeling out there among some of us. Namely, that the Patriots need another receiver. We are fortuitous (that means lucky, says Josie Marcus) to have playing in Foxboro an elite quarterback. This elite quarterback is among the best at delivering the ball where it needs to go in order for the gentlemen receiving said ball to make a play. Let's look at some recent history: Was David Patten anything but an average receiver in his career before Brady started throwing him the rock? Was he even average last year in year one of his post-Brady career? Do we have any evidence that David Givens is anything but an average receiver, made to look above-average due to a good quarterback? With all due respect to Mr. Patriot Troy Brown, is there any reason to believe that he would have been nearly as productive the last three years with a quarterback of lesser talents? The Patriots WR corps is going to be just as good with a lineup of Branch, Caldwell, Brown, Jackson, Childress as it's been in the last five years. Re-watch the Eagles Super Bowl game some time, and count how many passes Brady threw in that game that didn't hit a receiver in the hands, on stride. Very few. Any WR with the physical talent to play in the NFL, who can run precise routes and has good hands, is going to look like a Pro-Bowler with Brady throwing the ball. We might be having this discussion again this year, if Branch hasn't been re-signed yet.