For all the wailing and gnashing of teeth let us get a grip and try to remember one of the things that Bill Belichick is great at is not paying for what a player has done in the past but for what he'll do in the future. He has been a master at getting rid of a player at just the right moment. This is why the New England Patriots have been in contention for over a decade and will continue to do so. He doesnt listen to the fans. Good.