Been thinking quite a bit about the backfield lately. Seems as though there are many varying opinions about it. What is the actual situation right now ? I suppose there is reason for optimism, with McCourty's emergeance and Bodden's return. But are we really that great back there ? What if McCourty takes a step backwards or Bodden doesn't regain his form ? Also, though Chung seems to be universally praised, have the Patriots become disenchanted with Merriweather (as reported) and is Sanders as valable as BB seems to feel he is ? I'd actually like to hear your input because I don't know if I should be worried or confident.