Little early to begin dismantling them, isn't it?
They have money, although I have no idea where they'll be against the cap or how bonuses affect their cap. I try not to pay much attention to the financial side of sports, just tends to irritate me.
There's a half season to go and presumably a deep playoff run. I would think Stallworth's performance over the rest of the season and playoffs will determine whether they keep him or not. He certainly runs well after the catch and seems to be healthy. Time will tell, sooner or later teams are going to have to try to shut down Welker, else he'll keep right on doing what he's been doing. If that happens , Donte could be in for some big games.
I think Welker is an ideal #3, a la Stokley for a few years with the Colts. 2's a bit of a stretch. Chad Jackson gets rave reviews for catching everything thrown his way - in preseason and camp. Jury's way too far out on him, he hasn't been healthy in either of his two seasons. Gaffney gets hardly any PT but tends to convert when thrown to, he might end up being a better option than an injury riddled Jackson.
The way the Pats are playing, I don't want to see ANY changes, but sports being the big business it is, change is inevitable, some good, some bad.