Something has jumped out at me, after the acquisitions over the last many weeks. There is alot of talk about how we drastically (sorry, I say "we" alot) needed to help the pass rush, and did not. However, it seems like we may have drastically helped our run defense, in a big way. Lewis and Warren are big bodies who are said to do very well against the run. Cunningham is also said to be very good against the run. Deadrich and Weston are supposedly immovable objects against the run, upon reading my 17 Draft Guides. McKenzie should be back healthy and was a tackling machine in college, and guess what, draft pick Spikes is awesome against the run. Oh, and by the way, McCourty is the best CB against the run in the draft. The only reason I'm posting this, is it is not just possible, but likely that this team will be very tough to run against. If the opposition can't run against the Patriots, and get in situations where they must pass to succeed, will not by definition, the pass rush be improved? What I'm saying is, when you know a team must pass on you, you can scheme and plan your pass rush. Teams are more successful against the pass, when they can pin their ears back and rush full monty. I'd be interested to hear if anybody else has thought about this? I don't think I'm off base here.