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The front seven is going to awesome this year, The D was awesome vs the run today, CP ran 6 times for 8 yards. Wilfork was a man among boys today insider the 4-3. Mayo has awesome closing speed when getting after the QB, Burgess also showed up on the roll out from JC, Burgess looked fast with good closing speed to put a hit on the QB.
Wilhite was picked on today, he has looked good throughout the preseason but today was his worst game.
I know Springs has missed a lot of playing time but I still expect him to be the starter opposite of Bodden come week 1. Guy has been around a long time let him rest up learn the playbook inside and out and let him go week 1, the guys a football player Im sure he hasnt forgot how to play the game.
Bodden gave up the play to Moss on the sideline but was right there, great play by JC and Moss though. Besides Meriweather Bodden was the next best DB out there today.
Im not worried about the D, the front 7 is going to cause havoc. The secondary will get better game by game, Boddens a deff starter and Springs will start as long as hes healthy week 1. Wilhite will probably be the 3rd DB followed by Butler and Wheatley. The defense is going to be good, the defense has been vanilla throughout the preseason, expect to see some exotic fronts n blitzes from BB and Dean, the talent is there and will see results.
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I don't want to incur the wrath of JD or anything, but yes, I think we should be worried about the D. Don't get me wrong, I still believe the Patriots are the odds-on favorite to win the Super Bowl, and I also believe the O will cover up for some defensive deficiencies, but the D seems to be terrible at tackling and it seems not all that tough to throw on them. I could be wrong, I hope I am, and I genuinely think they'll improve, but so far the answer to your question is a resounding "Yeah, but..."
It'll be a work in progress but should be fine as the season progresses. We have a TON of new/young players. Mayo, Guyton, all the CB are either rookies, second year players or new to the team and they're all starting. I expect the defense to be iffy for a while but better than last year and it should get better each quarter of the season.
I do. Frankly, I'm surprised you think otherwise. There's not a DB out there that's even close right now, since Springs hasn't played.
I would take Wilhite, Bodden and Butler over Hobbs right now. They sure gave up some plays tonight but they're more competitive for the ball, admittedly not against a particularly good team. Hobbs and O'Neal weren't even in competition for the ball seemingly half the time last year.