Re: What is BB doing with the front seven?
posted at 4/30/2013 12:16 AM EDT
In response to anonymis' comment:
In response to braunzy's comment:
I completely agree that the “4-3/3-4” doesn’t really apply, the Pats definitely have a hybrid type of defense. They already had guys like Ninkovich who has played 3-4/3-4 OLB and 4-3 DE, I think Hightower is another guy like that maybe Cunningham too, as he has played on this inside of the line and as a 3-4 OLB and 4-3DE.
Anyone can rush the passer, drop into coverage, etc. at any time, and there will always be someone to fill a position if there is an injury. It would be really interesting for someone (smarter than I) to come up with some different possible “looks” this defense could put out there.
Anyways, it is going to be fun to watch this defense come into it’s own, I really feel that they have a lot of talent, not too many weaknesses and a plethora of depth (that is assuming the picks from last year take the year 2 leap).
A guy like Logan Ryan who probably is talented enough (although we haven’t seen him actually play an NFL snap) to be a number 2 corner, can be their #4 or #5 corner.
The only position on the team that I’m a little worried about depth is the interior O-line, but I trust that Scar will coach some guys up, and they will be fine. Maybe Cannon makes a move to Guard this offseason?
yes, but really......did the Patriots have all the players to do certain things well in 2012? We've made some inroads thru free agency and the draft, but, IMO they still need to find another impact DE/OLB (yes, I know they added Collins). If we can have an effective pass rush - it will make it easier to mask out any remaining problems w/ the DBs/pass coverage weakness that might remain.
agreed, hope we get abraham but why should it be weka with so many db picks?