Intersting to take a look back: First thing that jumps out: 3 of those guys are no longer with the team. One way or another, this will be a very different defense next season. Second, it makes me wonder about how we value DL vs. DB. We've always placed a much, much greater value on DL for the obvious reasons, but one thing that lends DBs some value is the sheer number of snaps they play. 4 out of the top 7 snap-leaders are the DB members. If it weren't for injury, both OLBs, Vrabel and Thomas, would be in the top 5 or so - AD was on pace to play the most snaps of anyone I believe. It also makes me wonder about Wilfork's value to us...we've been considering him the most important piece to this defense, but maybe that's a little overstated. Wilfork is in on the base D, and then sparingly in the subpackages [though I personally like what he brings to the table as a space eating pentrating NT in the nickel and dime, he isn't used there as much as I'd like, maybe the addition of Brace will allow Wilfork to play this role some more]. Does Seymour, as someone who can be and is used in any package, and does have a higher % of snaps, have more value to the team than Wilfork?