The other point I want to make is they have too many guys like Ben Watson who lay soft with no passion! That guy has to go! He has more talent in his little finger but no heart or fire. He need a tough hard nosed TE that will fight for the ball!! Also why is a guy like Slater even on the roster?
Brady is a fighter. Welker is a fighter. Vince Wilfork is a fighter (but will he be with the team next year).. Mayo is a player. Volmer and Edelman play with heart and are good young players.
What has Belichick given Brady for WRs? Welker and Moss but what else? A special team player in Aikens and a second year player in Stanback who was a QB from Univeristy of Washington. Now I like Aikens but they need a stud at the other WR position not a special teams ace. As for Moss, he should never have been named a team captain. He can make the greatest catches but I don't like relying on him. In physical games Moss disappears. Bottom line is get in his face and hit often and he will fade. Once he checks out of the game all Brady has is Welker or Falk to throw to. That's why I think we dink and dunk all those five yards passes.
Bottom line: A. Thomas, Burgess, Ben Watson have to go! The Pats need more talent on both sides of the ball to compete. These next two off seasons are big for the Pats. We are rebuilding. Period!
AFC East is really weak as the Pats will end up winning the division.