Thread title says it all; but hear is what I am thinking. 1. NYG gameplan against us will be VIEWED as "the blue-print" to beat the Pats offense next year. that means everybody in every game is going to be coming at tommy full tilt-full time as it were. If BB can't fix the protection and get a viable running game to counter it; sooner or later tommy is going to end his games started streak. and in the meantime we just could see another couple of close games turn out more like SB XVII than pats-eagles. 2. we had a mystique building that if you were a aging FA and wanted to get that SB ring.... take less money and go to the Pats; they will get it. Well that theory was busted for Randy and Junior. So maybe it keeps a few other FAs from taking that discount deal when an extra half-mil is on the table in dallas or seattle. 3. Attracting/keeping FAs-Cap Mgmt. With the acquisition of Randy and franchising of Asante we have shifted the traditional cap management from the meat of the cap in the middle of the team to a larger % of the cap in the top 5 players. This has traditionally been the problem in the FA period of maintaining a dynasty - overpaying at the top end and not having enough left in the middle and bottom to maintain team depth. we lost last year's AFCC because of lack of QUALITY depth/speed at LB. And this year SB due to lack of QUALITY depth at OG and LB. So will all these factors bring together a collapse of the dynasty; or will BB-Pioli be able to pull more rabbits out of the FA hat and will Cassel be prepared to step up if Brady goes down for 3+ games?????