Doesn't it make sense to start shifting money to star players on defense who play the most snaps for you? I understand the scarcity of big talented D-linemen, but with our offense, how much do we really need to stop the run as opposed to pass rush or play pass D? Take a look at these defensive snaps, per Reiss: New England Patriots Blog - Guyton plays all 70 snaps - ESPN Boston Reiss also had another post where he showed this year we play mostly 4-3, when we aren't in various passing sub-packages. Our D-linemen constantly rotated and played less than half the total snaps. This is maybe also a reason why he traded Seymour away, we didn't need his elite services anymore compared to the value we got back. Given how much we use our safeties, cornerbacks, and certain LB's during the entire game, doesn't it make sense that we should start shifting our dollars, moving forward, towards stars in those positions?