Patriots coach Bill Belichick shared some insight with Alex Marvez of Foxsports.com, detailing some of his thinking with the team's offseason.
A sampling of nuggets:
On the timing of the Matt Cassel/Mike Vrabel trade. "It was not just about getting new players but players we wanted to re-sign. We could have gambled and maybe gotten a little more [in trade value] by waiting, but we also would have lost time. This was a good trade for us."
On trading for Eagles WR Greg Lewis. "Lewis has always killed us. He's a good route runner and he's good with the ball in his hands. He's a smart kid who can play a lot of different [receiver] positions."
On not being afraid to sign older players. "You know what you're getting when it comes to the level of commitment of those players. They know their time is somewhat limited so you usually get a player's best shot at that point in their careers."