potential weaknesses of this D.

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    [QUOTE]daquan bowers, akeem ayers, bruce carter, martez wilson, all would have been better roster upgrades than dowling and vereen. makes me think the apparent 43 change has everything to do with haynesworth. bowers plus wilson would been sweet, or at least flyer on romeus.
    Posted by arodrambone[/QUOTE]

    You have to think the decision to switch to the 43 wasn't made when Daquan Bowers was there for the taking (plus he's got the bad knee), because he'd be a candidate to play end in a 43.
     
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    Although Haynesworth is a certified beast when he wants to play, I'm more excited about the commitment to a 4 man line.  I think just pushing Oline back into the pocket will do more for us than anything.  I think 'Fork and anyone decent can get that done often.  Sanchez was made to look like a genious because we gave him so much time.  Looking forward to some carnage in the Meadowlands.

     
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    They are going to play a lot of what they call the big nickel w/ 3 safeties and Chung would play in the box with Sanders and Merriweather play the split safety part...check this site out ...60maxpowero.com
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: potential weaknesses of this D. : Disagree with your point.  First off, I was mentioning all the guys THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN HURT and if how will they play/are they healed.  Brace is still on PUP and Wright is not practicing.  Bodden is coming of a year layoff.  Pats have been very injury prone the last few years.

    RESPONSE: What it is that you disagree with? Brace has been a stiff since the Pats' drafted him. He may be traded, or released. Just because Wright is not practicing means nothing. Haynesworth isn't practicing either. The majority of players in the league are no where close to being in football shape. The Patriots have been no more injury prone than any other team. In fact, the team which suffered arguably the most injuries last season, the Green Bay Packers, still managed to win the SB.  

    Also I think the Steelers, Packers, and Cowboys survive alot better then the Pats if an injury occurs to Vince vs. the players you metnioned.

    RESPONSE: Based on what? You're entitled to your opinion...and I mine.

    Outside of Brady, Vince is the most important person on this team.  The whole D is being revamped around him and if he goes down there is a huge hole in the middle of that D.  (haynesworth wouldnt paly NT in Washington). So yea do to the age and past history of injuries on the pats i do consider it a potential weakness.

    RESPONSE: Did you see the Steelers play without Polamalu? Without Roethlisberger, they still won...but with Troy, their storied defense was awful. Take away DeMarcus Ware from the Cowboys, and you have a 4 win team. Older players are always a concern. But, Wilfolk is just 29 years old. The Pats are going to a 4-3 in part to take some of the pressure off of him. Playing next to Haynesworth means far less double-teams. All the veteran defensive lineman that the Pats have accumulated will be rotated in and out of the 4 man front. Have some patience...and let the pre-season unfold. 
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    Here's my take: We've got lots of good (even great) interior linemen, but there are still some questions on the edge of the line.  There's also a lack of depth at LB and at safety (though one of the corners may end up converting to safety).  Depth at corner is okay right now--but an injury to either Bodden or McCourty would leave us weak at one corner position, much like last year. 

    So while I'm excited about the starters, I do have some concerns about depth should the injury bug strike.  
     
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    [QUOTE]Anybody know how this udfa is doing in camp? he seems like he has nice potential and a good opportunity here. "The reported signing of linebacker Jeff Tarpinian is definitely an interesting one. At 6'2", 235, he is a little bit undersized compared to the typical 3-4 inside linebacker for the Patriots. However, he has tremendous athleticism, and is stronger than you'd give him credit for (and is willing to take on blocks). He is also effective in coverage. At his Pro Day, he ran a 4.56 second 40 yard dash, 4.1 second shuttle, and a 6.78 second time in the three cone drill. The main concern surrounding Tarpinian is his health: he had a really hard time staying on the field for the Hawkeyes. However, when healthy, he really produced."
    Posted by arodrambone[/QUOTE]

    I've heard various up/down tidbits about him, but this tweet from Reiss seems to sum it up: "Tarpinian w/ nice play on g-line today, batting pass away. P-squad more likely."
     
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    Bedard & Gasper had a video segment where Bedard raved about how this defense isn't going to be vanilla, and that this year there is "a lot of movement up front," the LBs are flying around, the secondary looks great in coverage, etc.

    Certainly, if we can present multiple fronts this year that disguise what we're doing/who's doing it, we'll be a much better defense.  http://www.boston.com/sports/football/patriots/extra_points/2011/08/training_camp_t_17.html
     
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    Injuries.

    (Stay healthy fellas!)

     
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    [QUOTE]Re: potential weaknesses of this D. Injuries. (Stay healthy fellas!)
    Posted by BTownExpress[/QUOTE]

    I was just about to post this, only injury can derail this SuperBowl party.  We just added thousands of pounds of beef upfront to a defense that led the league in interceptions and had the leads leading tackler.
     
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    I see the biggest potential weakness as BB having too many weapons and not fully being able to utilize them to their potential.....too much experimenting might be tempting. Someone has to be the Devil's Advocate!
     
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    None, they won't give up a single point this year.
     
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    How about this, sorry for being a pessimist, just playing the devils advocate here.

    If we go with all these vets and specialists we'll be really experienced and versatile with multiple looks for different situations via down/yards/field postion etc...

    However that could back fire if a team could do to us what the colts did in the playoffs in 06 (i think)  Run a no huddle offense after converting on say  3rd and short and we're stuck with all short yardage guys out there for the entire series.

    Just a thought...
     
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    [QUOTE]Although Haynesworth is a certified beast when he wants to play, I'm more excited about the commitment to a 4 man line.  I think just pushing Oline back into the pocket will do more for us than anything.  I think 'Fork and anyone decent can get that done often.  Sanchez was made to look like a genious because we gave him so much time.  Looking forward to some carnage in the Meadowlands.
    Posted by Davedsone[/QUOTE]

    I agree Dave, There was nothing more frustrating to me then watching us rush Two or Three on 3rd and longs giving the QB's all day to survey the field and carve up our secondary. 
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: potential weaknesses of this D. : I agree Dave, There was nothing more frustrating to me then watching us rush Two or Three on 3rd and longs giving the QB's all day to survey the field and carve up our secondary. 
    Posted by tcal2-[/QUOTE]

    First Bills game was the worst. I don't care if it was young players just learning the system but seeing Fitzpatrick convert on like 2 3rd and 20's was heart-wrenching...
     
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    [QUOTE]How about this, sorry for being a pessimist, just playing the devils advocate here. If we go with all these vets and specialists we'll be really experienced and versatile with multiple looks for different situations via down/yards/field postion etc... However that could back fire if a team could do to us what the colts did in the playoffs in 06 (i think)  Run a no huddle offense after converting on say  3rd and short and we're stuck with all short yardage guys out there for the entire series. Just a thought...
    Posted by Michael02127[/QUOTE]
    Just because you run a 4 man line doesn't mean you'll have short yardage personell out there. The thing that killed us in that game was that we were too old and slow, our linebackers and secondary couldn't run with anyone and we also had some injuries.
     
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         As I have stated repeatedly, it's much too early to be concerned over how the defense is shaping up...about players missing practice...and imjuries.

         The Pats aren't the only team going through some adjustments as their players work their way into game shape: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/jets/wilkerson_held_out_of_drills_N2ddH3qRzHqf1EnhoDPvtL
     

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