The roster of the patriots has the patriots spending LESS than all but 4 teams on defense. To be in the top ten in points allowed is pretty good, given that kind of spending. On the other hand, we spend over 60% of our cap money on offense and can't score fourteen points in key playoffs games. And we continue to blame the defense. We should. They are not playoff quality. The secondary needs lots of help. The front seen is young and improving, but we still need at least a DT and a coverage linebacker. Personally, I think that the defensive coaches have done a great job on the defense, GIVEN how little resources that they have had to work with. Last year, we added Jones, Hightower, Wilson, Bequette, Francis, Ebner and Dennard. The front office knows that there is a problem. We need to move forward again this year. This requires the use of lots of free agent money on defensive backs and a high draft choice or two on defense.