I thought we might spend some time evaluating the coaching staff that supports Belichick. OFFENSE - COORDINATOR The only issue I have is not understanding what was happening when Edelman was getting so many reps. Otherwise, the overall offense has been awesome. Healthy, this offense is unstoppable. OFFENSE - POSITIONS COACHES Obviously, these guys have been doing a fine job: OL, TE, WR, and RB coaches. DEFENSE - COORDINATOR Personally, I would prefer more disguising of defenses. Otherwise, the progress has been amazing. We should realize that we are in a new defense with new key players (Jones, Hightower, Smith and Gregory) and some players in new roles (Ninkovich and Cunningham). Overall, this defense could be a top 5 defense by year's, certainly top 10. It remains to be seen whether we will good enough to close out top offenses late in the game. DEFENSE - FRONT SEVEN The coaches have done an extraordinary job address our issues in run defense, as well as adapting to the new schemes quickly. Incorporating rookies immediately is quite impressive. The improvement is the use of Cunningham has been impressive. Finally, moving Ninkovich to De is an interesting experiment that is working. It seems clear that this is the best options, given our personnel. I don't like not having better backups that White. However, overall the front seven has been outstanding in their run defense. It remains to be seen whether the linebackers can provide much help in pass defense. The new experiment seems to be keeping Spikes in more on passing downs; but Spikes is very, very slow. DEFENSE - BACKFIELD How many top 3 draft choices do we need to use on defensive backfield to make it average? The coaching seems awful when we continually see penalties due to not turning around for the ball. McCourty is OK and Wilson looks like a find (as Chung did in HIS rookie year), but overall, we seen to use lots of choices and bring in who we can, and yet this remains our key weakness year after year after year. At other positions, it takes 1-3 years to rebuild a unit, often using UDFA's and low-level free agents in key roles. I don't know what it will take in the secondary. AT SOME POINT, one needs to ask how much of the problem is the coaching of the defensive backs. We can draft another 3 defensive backs next year to upgrade Moore, Arrington and Chung; but it is not clear how much good that will do if we do not improve the coaching.