The 2010 defense whould be expected to better than this year, even with almost no heroic action, with no major additions. Let us presume that we extend or re-sign Bodden, Wilfork, Woods and Burgess. Further let us presume that we use one of our top draft choices for a top 3-4 DE to replace Green and a second late round developmental DE. Now, I am certainly hoping for more improvements, but even this should bring us improvement. ======================= WHERE WOULD WE BE WITH THESE VERY FEW TRANSACTIONS? I would think that the defense would be better than this year's. THE DL We would still have Warren, Wilfork, Wright and Burgess. Both Brace and Pryor would expect to be bigger contributers. And we'd have added a top draftee. LINEBACKERS If we keep what we have, Mayo would be back at 100%. Guyton and Ninkovich would be expected to continue to improve. We should get some production from either McKenzie or Crable. We hope for even more improvement, but as a baseline, we had a reasonbale defense in 2009. SECONDARY If Bodden is extended, we should reap the benefits from improvements from the kids: Wilhite, Butler, Wheatley and Chung, with some expected decrease in performance from Springs.