That Channing wouldn't start on the Pats? Who does he replace? Bruschi who has been a probowl player or Mayo who shows much more potential the Crowder ever has? Sorry padre, but once the season was over Miami fans were being realistic and objective in their views on Crowder and pointing out valid concerns in his game, now that he resigned and we're heading into the season the evaluations are tinged with Aqua and Orange. Come on padre, Scott has been a much more consistent contributor in his career than Ayodele. I don't think it's really even an issue, does anyone here think that Ayodele would command the type of interest (or contract) that Scott did this offseason? There is a reason for it, simple stat comparisons don't tell the whole story of the players and their game. Thomas hasn't lived up to his contract in NE, but he's better than Roth. Matt is the better run stopper, but Thomas is better at getting to the Qb and in pass D IMO. He missed 7 games and still had as many sacks as Roth, hurries aren't an official NFL stat, but I would bet that he leads that category as well. As far as our LB's, keep in mind that Porter had a career year and his numbers skew the total a bit, I don't expect him to come close to last years numbers. Going into this offseason we were all complaining that we needed some big upgrades at LB because we couldn't generate any passrush and most wanted Crowder gone. Now that we resigned Channing and passed over some very good LB prospects in the draft in order to select a part time specialist, it seems as if people have just forgotten our troubles. I understand optimism at this time of year, but I don't understand wiping the slate clean and ignoring our concerns from the prior year when they haven't been adequately addressed.