I don't get it. Year after year, people say LB is a position NE needs to get younger in. Year after year, mock drafts have NE drafting a LB in R1 or R2 (or both!). Year after year, fans salivate over drafting LB [insert name here] in the first round. Year after year, NE doesn't draft any LBs. (Save for late round scrubs.) It simply is not the team's philosophy when it comes to LBs. You know what BB would rather do than draft a LB early? Sign a 44-year-old out of retirement to play ILB. BB's concept of the LB is to rotate in vets every couple of years. Sprinkle in the occassional 3-4th year guy in FA (Vrable, Colvin, [cringe] Beisel) and that's that. So please, no one panic or freak out when we draft some LB in the 6th round from Tulip Petal St. and sign a couple of ho-hum vet LBs in FA. It is what it is and likely won't change.