You hit it right on the head!
I think, perhaps, we need a reality check.
Pat Williams, Smoot, Sharper, Nap, will all have huge impacts. Nate Burleson's rise will continue. Daunte Culpepper will still put up great numbers. Our O and D may both be top 10 for the first time in a long time.
Our coach is still named Mike Tice.
The Patriots don't win because they go out and make huge free agency splurges. They win because as long as Bill Belichick is anywhere near their sideline, they will be an amazing team.
Our coach still doesn't know his butt from a hole in the ground. We don't create Asante Samuels and Tom Bradys, because we don't have the coaching to do so. If Bill Belichick had Brian Williams he wouldn't have gone out and gotten Fred Smoot - he'd have made Brian Williams into the corner that would consistently play as he did when he shut down Terrell Owens.