1) SPIKES IS BACK This is a major plus. Wilfork, Mayo and Spikes in the middle on run downs is major improvement. 1) WRIGHT has not been here for 2 months. Besides, he isn't a key part of the run defense. Eric Moore has been a fine addition that makes us forget Wright. Yes, Wright is a serious loss, but a pretty normal one. 2) BRACE has had a reasonable season, but was his play much better than Pryor or Deaderick who will now get more reps? 3) We need five DL's to be able to have our best schemes. Those 5 are Wilfork, Warren, Pryor, Deaderick and Love. We carried seven defensive backs precisely so that we would have the ability to have a 5 man rotation at this point. Deaderick has been a starter. Love is OK as our #5 as a DT. Our OLB's are well suited to be DE's in the sub packages. The addition of Moore has been awesome. We are playing DL with 5 players who have played all year. We have our two best performers healthy (Wilfork and G. Warren).