I think we had not a flashy off-season but a very good one. We still have our core on defense, Meriweather, Mayo, Butta-Cain, Ty Warren, Wilfork, Bodden. Plus we have lots of younger guys that got some experience last season who hopefully will improve. It looks like we should have some good competiton at LB, CB, and DL with all of our pickups, and if even though we don't have a franchise pass rusher, I think if we stay healthy (which is key) we can put a pretty solid defense on the field.
On offense, I love the Tory Holt signing, his work ethic has never been in question, and he produced last season in Jacksonville with an average QB and not much help at WR. Playing alongside Moss and having Brady through the ball, he could be a huge value pickup. We've upgraded at TE, if our O-line stays healthy we'll be solid. The only thing I'm not pleased with is that Patriots RB back depth. We don't have one major homerun 1,000 yard threat. We have a solid group, but nothing that will carry the load. In terms of our 3-5 WR spots, Holt, Eldemann, Tate, the kid from Ohio State, we should be upgraded from last season. Hopefully Welker returns by week 6 and can still play .
The AFC is going to be tough this year with the Colts, Jets, Ravens, Chargers, and the rising Houston Texans, but as long as we have Brady, we'll have a shot at winning the AFC.