It's really a front five from a talent standpoint. We're also blessed to have Jarvis Green and Mike Wright as backups.
Not to mention the fact that it simply varies from one play to the next. Heck, wasn't it just last year when the Pats played a prevent defense with 2 down linemen and 9 defensive backs or something ridiculous like that...? I called it the "Susan B. Anthony defense."
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Is a Deal Close? As free agency closes in, the Patriots appear to be trying to make sure their two biggest players, Aqib Talib and Julian Edelman, don't get a chance to test the open market.
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