Brady coming off a bad knee injury at 32. Everyone is excited to have him back. Most of your d veterans are gone. So a week before the season you trade arguably your best defensive player for a first rounder 2 years into the future...fine. The next year you sign him to a long term contract so you now have a 5 year window. Everyone knows your D is young and not that good right now. So you say ok..we will have a high powered offense with a defense that can at least turn the.ball over. What do you do? Trade your best reciever 4 weeks in. Now there is a 4 year window with a possible lockout. Bunch of draft picks again equal more rookies the next season. So if the pats just keep trading draft picks to help them in the cuture. Why not keep the younger Cassell to develop with the kids as opposed to Brady who it appears will have to keep hoping the picks develop to stay competitive. Good qb play is not a right in the nfl. and if we keep trading talent for the future and never quite build that.team where we know were going for it. Brady will end bis pats career with good but not special seasons. 2003 we got Colvin, Harrison. Traded for washington. 2004 it was trading for Dillon. 2007 was trading for Moss and welker. Signing AD. Stallworth etc. Last few years we are now trading talent and most of our free agent signings dont make it out of training camp. FYI..krafts will save about 5 mill by trading Moss.