Our "Old" Defensive Line

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  1. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    There is no one who is over 30!
    Seymour, Wilfork, Warren and Green are still among the best in the business.
    And we have LeKevin Smith and Titus Adams as backups for 2009.
  2. chrisfx811

    chrisfx811 Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I always thought 'old' referred to our LBs and Rodney.
    I just wish they could get some qb pressure.
  3. Phlash

    Phlash On the Game Day Roster

    They were last game, there was just no coverage.
  4. JR4

    JR4 In the Starting Line-up PatsFans.com Supporter

    I can't remember anyone saying our Dline was old.
    Mostly old D referred to Vrabel(33), Seau(38?), A.Thomas(31),
    Bruschi(35) and Harrison(36).

    That right there was a lot of starting age. 5 of 11, almost half the defense
    over 30.

    Now Harrison, Seau are not playing and Bruschi maybe playing a lesser role.
    Youth is assuming those positions and defense is getting faster.
    I believe Lynch was not brought back because the FO has made the
    decision to bring youth to an aging defense.

    Also Seymour while not old has seen a lot of miles. Both he and Green will
    be 30 next year.

    The time for a Youth movement has come. Hats off to the Vets who
    brought us 3 Trophies. We will always remember the glory days that
    you gave us.
    But the old soldiers must now just fade away. Sad but it's life.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2008
  5. Rob0729

    Rob0729 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    The Pats defense itself isn't even old anymore. Other than Bruschi and Vrabel everyone is in their prime or younger. The Pats probably have one of the youngest starting secondaries now that Sanders has replaced Harrison and Wheatley (assuming he is ok) replaced O'Neal.
  6. nashvillepatsfan

    nashvillepatsfan In the Starting Line-Up

    The only people calling the d-line old, are the same people who said "Cassel sucks, bring in culpepper" :rolleyes:

    The D should be really scary next year. All this youth, with a years worth of experience.
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