I am sick of hearing the Patriot Defense talking points about everybody needs to "do their jobs". This defense needs more than that. They need people who can simply beat the players in front of them. For the most part, WR's beat our DB's, TE's beat our LB's and S's, OL beat our DL. With the exception of Wilfork, who on this defense wins 1 on 1 matchups. All of the good defenses have multiple players that win these head to head battles. They have guys you have to account for which frees up players in other positions. Other than Wilfork, who do offenses have to account for on this defense? I have not been one of the people on this board expressing excitement over the potential of this defense. I think people got excited about the 1st two drives of the Saints game, but I attributed those two drives to Saints' mistakes, not Patriots D. Since then, Brees, Ryan, and both Rams QBs have had their way with the number ones on our D. I also think practicing against the Saints and Falcons before the games gave our defensive players some familiarity with those teams which helped hide the major weaknesses this defense has. I think the Rams game was more indicative of what we can expect from this defense. Compare this D to the Patriots' D's of the past and you really see the drop-off in playmakers. Harrison/Milloy over anyone on our teams right now. Law/Smith/Poole/Samuel over anyone we have. Tedy/Ted/Pfeifer/Willie/Colvin are a much better core than what we are dealing with today. With the exception of Wilfork, there is no point in even bringing up the DL. How BB has allowed the D to get in such sad shape is beyond me.