From: Team Preview: New England Patriots - NFL - ESPN (yes, I know some of you here hate espn and won't click on it...that's fine): "DIVISION FINISH: 1 With Tom Brady, Randy Moss and Wes Welker -- not to mention a rejuvenated Fred Taylor and Joey Galloway -- this is the best offense in the NFL and could rewrite records. And it'll need to be, with a defense relying on two rookies and a bunch of aging vets." (by Seth Wickersham) Ok, so two rookies and a bunch of aging vets? Let's look at their projected defensive roster: DL Warren - 28 Green - 30 Burgess - 31 Wright - 27 Pryor - 23 Brace - 22 Wilfork - 27 Avg age: 26.8 LB Mayo - 23 Guyton - 23 Alexander - 27 Thomas - 32 Woods - 27 Banta-Cain - 29 Ninkovich - 25 Avg age: 26.5 (25.6 without Thomas) DB Bodden - 27 Springs - 34 Wilhite - 25 Butler - 23 Wheatley - 24 Sanders - 25 McGowan - 25 Slater - 23 Meriweather - 25 Chung - 22 Lockett - 22 Avg age: 25.0 (24.1 without Springs) So this defense has 4 guys over the age of 29. 14 of the 25 (56%) are 25 or younger. It's precisely the *opposite* of what Wickersham said. He said they are relying on a couple of rookies and a bunch of aging vets. In reality, they're relying on a few aging vets and a bunch of young guys.