Defense: Gerard Warren - liability against the run Wilfork - All world Wright - liability against the run Ninkovich - Liability against the run, not much better against the pass Spikes - rookie having rookie issues Guyton - major liability against the run Mayo - quality player TBC - liability against the run McCourty - Rookie succeptible to double moves Butler - Second year DB with a confidence problem an overreliance on his talent Meriweather - Veteran who's struggled enough to lose his starting job Chung - Second year player who's a liability against the pass Sanders - solid, but nothing more Offense: Moss - Top tier talent who's lost about 2 steps Welker - Top tier talent who's coming back from ACL surgery and took a shot to the head Tate - Second year man who got almost no playing time as a rookie Edelman - sub for Welker and oft-injured himself Crumpler - Mauler, not a pass catcher at this stage of his career Gronkowski/Hernandez - Rookies who still have things to learn Light - Solid Left tackle Connolly - Backup forced to start Koppen - Oft-injured player who seems to have declined a bit due to those injuries Neal - Oft-injured player (he missed time yesterday, as a matter of fact) Vollmer - Second year player still making mistakes Taylor - Talented, but aging and oft-injured. Morris - Aging and oft-injured, he doubles as the fullback BJGE - JAG Brady - All world, but needs to break a bad habit he picked up last year Far too many people are laying the blame on the coordinators. Well, players were getting open in the passing game, and the running game wasn't able to open holes. The defense is loaded with players who, for one reason or another, aren't really ready to be starting on top defenses. It's a personnel/talent/experience/execution problem for the most part. Blaming the coordinators is a cop out.