Patriots' Defense Could Use a Dose of Heavier Blitz Packages - New England Patriots - NESN.com This is the best article I found so far about the state of the defense so far. It basically says the pats Defense is right there along with other contenders like green bay Atlanta in terms of number points allowed. Also makes a great point that the defense will be much different with chung, haynseworth and dowling back. Also says that why the pats aren't blitzing more is puzzling. Could it be that BB has no faith in our secondary and is afraid to give up the big play and not blitz? Anyway Howe seems to suggest the defense will take some time to improve.