Belichick had a pretty good defense in 2009. Look at the points allowed; look at how times the defense allowed teams into the red zone. The defense was a successful bend and don't break defense, giving up lots of yards between the 20's. But the 2009 defense failed at precisely the wrong times. Belichick identified that the defense needed lots of his personal attention this year. To me, this is thinly velied comment on the quality of coaching in 2009. belichick's personal help should greatly help the defensive schemes and also greatly help the development oif the youngsters. Finally, details will be addressed before they become a crisis. The issue I am thinking about was last year's problem with signal-calling when Sanders wasn't playing. That should NEVER have happened. The team defense didn't allow many points last year. We have lost Green, Burgess, Springs, Seau and Thomas from that defense. We have added Warren (and/or Lewis), Cunningham, Spikes, McCourty and McKenzie. Obviously, the issue is that most of the new arrivals are inexperienced. Also, Mayo is healthy. And also, we hope that some of last year's rookies and new arrivals will step up this year. IMHO, this defense is only one player away from being a top defense. Consider how we would do if Cunningham was DROY as Mayo was. I am not suggested that he is that good. I am just trying to show how close we are.