As Andy has posted, I think our offense is in pretty good shape now. But defensively, we have lost 5 players who were starters or important backups last year (Samuel, Gay, Colvin, Seau and Wilson). Right now, our defense consists of a very good defensive line backed up by questionable and thin ranks at LB and DB. So, it would be fair to say, I think, that the priority for the rest of the offseason would be rebuild the back 2/3 of the defense. At linebacker, we have released Colvin, Bruschi is a year older, and Jr. will be 39 if he decides to stop surfing and give it one more shot with the Pats. So we have Thomas, an aging Tedy, and Vrabel as proven NFL starters. Right now, we have Hobbs and a bunch of nobodies at CB. Ty Law is out there, but is probably no better than a nickel back at this point. Merriweather played some CB at Miami, but has little experience there in the pros. Futhermore, he showed us he has hands of wood in his first season. There are still some decent free agents out there, but no impact players at our positions of need. For those who tend to overreact (and you know who you are) please let me emphasize that this is not a sky is falling thread. It is very early in free agency, and then there is the draft and the possibility of trades and late offseason cap casualty releases. So what I am looking for is a plan. If you were BB, what would your plan be to rebuild the defense for next year?