Pro Bowl Player
The Pats play a DB on a TE in man-to-man - still lost in what you are referring to. From a NESN article after we played Miami last year.
Williams, New England’s second-round pick in last year’s NFL draft, lined up opposite tight end Mike Gesicki on each of his 27 defensive snaps in the Patriots’ 21-11 victory over the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium.
The vast majority of those snaps called for Williams to match up with Gesicki in man coverage, often in key situations. He did so on 11 of Miami’s 13 third downs, one fourth down and one two-point conversion.
Hard to believe that was what BB wanted, optimally. I don't remember much about that game.
Williams has been benched from time to time, because his coverage skills are spotty.