I'm curious, why is it the Pats have had their LBs much maligned of late? I understand they have age, which can mean either they are very good and have made it around, have a lot of knowledge, or can be slow. I wanted to know, in your view 1) Is the crticizm of the Pats defense, their LBs, warranted? 2) What exactly is weakness of the entire Pats defense and LBs? 3) I myself am confused. -I see a LB crew with Vrbal, Seau, Bruschi, Thomas. -All four of these LBs can rush the quarterback, can get an int, tackle, and know how to play football. -They are not silent, quiet but impact playmakers who have proven they know the skill. -It looks very hard for to sit here and say this defense is weak and is weak due to the LB. -Is this the assesment the media or you Pats fan have? -Why are the LBs taking the blame, what is their weakness and if not them, then what for the defnese? Why was PHI completing all those mid zone passes and BAL/PIT running so well? Are the LBs simply good, but slow, making them weak at coveraging and slow to the ball, more each game, needing rest?