It's no secret our LBers are big, thundering, huge, moderately slow players. Putting them into pass coverage a ton, especially manned up against a RB or TE is just asking to give up long tiring drives. All three of our starters in Spikes, Hightower and Mayo are considered plus blitzers, and quite frankly not blitzing Spikes nearly every down is probably a mistake (we also saw a lot of this towards the end of the year). After about the mid point of last year and the emergence of Talib/Dennard as solid CBs that would routinely get burned for 40+ yard gains, we saw a lot more blitzing out of our LBs, especially the aforementioned Spikes. However there were a couple zone blitz plays with Mayo where he timed it perfectly and just lit up the QB. Anyways, this all to go to say our LBs are clearly best when attacking the QB and not playing in coverage. With our secondary finally looking somewhat solidified, will we see a more consistent, attacking 43 this year? Or will Belichick hope to play Collins with Mayo and Hightower and stay the course and drop 7 in coverage.