Belichick had his chances to secure more LB help in 2009. He chose to use resources differently. Why should 2010 be any different? I expect Burgess or Green to be re-signed, Wilfork to be franchised, and Woods to be again be given a high enough tender to keep him. That would give us this group to start: NT (2) Wilfork, Brace DE (4) Warren, Wright, Pryor, Burgess/Green OLB (4) Banta-Cain, Thomas, Ninkovich, Crable ILB (3) Mayo, Guyton, McKenzie LB/ST (2) Woods, Alexander I expect that this group will be stronger as the kids get more experience. There is certainly room for 2-4 new players as upgrade to this group of 15. Thomas could certainly be sent packing, but I don't see how it strengthens the team to do so. ============= There will be room for as many young stud DE/OLB as Belichick wants to add as well as room for a veteran or two. Somehow, I don't see Belichick changing his approach much. ============== And sure, I'd love to see Merriman and a top rookie ADDED to the above group.