We've wanted to draft linebackers for many years. Belichick drafted Mayo, but for the most part we have been disappointed in our quest to draft linebackers, especially outside, passrushing linebackers. It is not clear to me that Belichick has changed how he thinks about the defense. ============== We look at the defense and see holes. I suspect that Belichick sees a top 10 defense that is young and improving. =============== Just maybe Belichick expects to see something out of Pryor, Brace, McKenzie, Crable, Chung, Wilhite, Ninkovich and/or Wheatley. I might mention that we were a #10 defense with almost no production from any of these players. =============== For me, the obvious question marks are the positions held in the 2009 defense by Thomas, Green and Burgess. Perhaps Belichick will simply re-sign Burgess, and bring in some camp competition and draft one key defensive player. =========== BOTTOM LINE It is not clear to me that Belichick see a problem defense as he projects the defense into 2010, 2011 and 2012. He may see a top 5 defense that could be even better.