This constant chatter of the national and a lot of the local media is driving me crazy. I think people forget all the efforts the Pats made to sign big free agents and failed. John Thorton was a big FA DT a few years ago and they made a serious push before he signed with Cinci. They had Mason in here for a visit, they tried to sign Samari Rolle and Jurevicius, they countered with a strong effort to Givens. In recent years they have tried to sign big ticket guys but it just hasn't worked out. And of course, Colvin was one of the top free agents the year he was signed, and that same year they signed Rodney.