Leaders are sometimes made and not born. Willie McGinest was an oft-injured malcontent. Kevin Faulk was a oft-fumbling Grier-reject. Tedy Bruschi was a limited backup. Lawyer Milloy was THE team's leader, a guy who later showed he had much more interest in money. Ty Law was already a good player, but was he a leader? Troy Brown was a leader, yes. Mike Vrabel was a backup on another team. The point is, we had no idea where the core leadership of the Super Bowl championship was coming from. If you were to refer to Faulk, McGinest, Bruschi and Vrabel as the key leadership guys for the future 3-time Super Bowl champions 5 or 7 years into the future, people would have raised their eyebrows and thought you were crazy. I'm not saying we need 5 years for our young guys to come around, nor am I saying that ANY of these young guys will become leaders, but in the NFL it seems players get grizzly and grow into their leadership roles. No one here can say what is to become of Mayo, Sanders, Guyton, Meriweather, Welker, Vollmer, Butler etc. These could be the Patriots leadership for a Super Bowl in the final Brady year. We just don't know, but saying they lack character when they are so young? That's a cop out. McGinest and Faulk in particular showed a lot less in their first years. Clearly, we need leadership from the DE/OLB slots, and those guys are NOT on this team right now. But the potential is there in the D-backfield, at ILB, on the OL, and the skill positions with Welker and Brady. There may be glue guys like Troy Brown on the team as well in Lockett, Arrington, Edelman, etc.