One of the key advantages that BB has over most other front offices is that he has the complete trust of his owner and his job is secure for many years allowing him to make decisions that are unorthodox. - This year most teams are taking care of their needs through the draft and BB doesn't see the talent this year so is trading out of it. Most teams can't do this because they need to win now and can't risk not getting their rosters filled given the uncertainty of free agency and salary caps. I posted before the draft that this would indeed happen. - BB will be large in free agency and getting a good number of better free agents. He is drafting cheaper alternatives through the draft to his current free agents (check out the Pats free agents - Light and the CB's - they are likely gone if they don't sign very cheaply). The value of free cap space just went up because the owners are proposing the salary cap to go down by $14MM. Some teams will need to cut in order to make this happen and others have filled their needs with a weak draft class. BB will sign our future pass rusher and guard through free agency and get real immediate help to win this year at a bargain price because there will be very few teams able to make offers to the free agents we target. Welcome Mathias Kiwanuka and Davin Joseph to the Pats.