|05-11-2012, 07:59 PM||#1|
Second Team and Threatening Starter's Job
Join Date: Jun 2010
Predict Pats by-player defensive stats next year.
I'm not going to predict every single player, just the most notable ones.
Carter (assume he's resigned)- 8.5
Vince Wilfork-12 ...........
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|05-12-2012, 01:10 AM||#2|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Re: Predict Pats by-player defensive stats next year.
Interesting exercise to pass the time of course, but very hard to try and 'predict' much of anything, but I'll give it a try:
--We will continue to compete at a high level no matter what, which of course includes a potential playoff berth or even more, barring major injuries
--The roster battles will be some of the most intense competitions that have ever taken place in the Belichick era
--Depth will be much deeper at most of the positions, which will help in the case of injury
--The running game will be more of a factor than it was last yr, which isn't saying much but still should be noted
--A nice combination of rookie/2nd/3rd yr youth and vet leadership will finally be properly blended to its fullest capability
--Interior pressure from the defensive line will be much better, with a healthier Pryor, + Fanane and Bequette
--The secondary will be improved, and although there will still be bad plays and yards allowed at times, they will do a much better job of limiting their opponent points-wise
--The defense overall will take several steps from the 15th defense in pts allowed to knocking on the door of the top 10
--Shane Vereen will show us flashes of why he was taken so highly, and will catch at least 20 passes
--Sterling Moore will improve on the oppotunistic occasions from late last season, and will provide us with much better depth in the backline as a nickle/dime CB (sleeper prediction)
Dragging my ass through the long days of the offseason once again