more than Jason Hill, i like the addition of Djax. DJax will have a chip playing Seattle twice a year, and also cost us less in terms of draft pick placement. Further, we already know what type of play he is and what to expect from him.
I too like the addition of Joe.
One thing that is also intriguing is this.
2001 Superbowl - Pats and Rams
-- Pats 9-7
-- Rams 7-9
2002 Superbowl - Bucs and Raiders
-- Bucs 7-9
-- Raiders 4-12
2003 Superbowl - Pats and Panthers
-- Pats 14-2
-- Panthers 7-9
2004 Superbowl - Pats and Eagles
-- Pats 10-6
-- Eagles 6-10
2005 Superbowl - Steelers and Hawks
-- Steelers 8-8
-- Hawks 9-7
My point being, with NE being the exception, that almost every team that has gone to the SB the year before, has had a mediocre season the next. We traded our 2nd rounder to Indy Saturday for their first rounder in 2008. What are the chances that Indy finishes 7-9 or 9-7 and loses out the first round? We still get a decent first rounder from them