I think a good question is will Mayo and McCourty be much improved with better players around them? I hear that all the time...Mayo would be a better player with better players around him, you won't see him struggling in coverage, you won't see him getting beat on outside runs, etc. I want to see if that's true, because he'll have Collins next to him and Hightower...he should be better. And McCourty will have better players around him, he may not have to cover as much ground or be left high and dry because the corners may not get smoked as much (see Arrington). I want to see this, because if this happens we will be much improved on D.
I'd like to see James White be a serious contender for playing time, because I'm just tired of the tease that Vareen is. I can't believe this guy is in the last year of his contract and has done so little because of injuries and immaturity (there was an article last year where he said it took him a while to figure out that he had to work hard to be successful for the Patriots). You only had a four year deal, it took you two to realize you needed to work hard? Funny, but you just loved sitting in front of a camera talking like you were doing something when you first got here.
I want to see if Harmon can play strong safety and I liked the linebacker from Rutgers last year...I want to see him more.