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Howe: Pats not close to trading Gilmore

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I'm aware of the sh-tty analysis that made it sound like the 2004 Pats didn't need man press defense and did it with Law hurt with smoke and mirrors. Then proceeded to go ringless for 10 years. The soft zone defense flat out sucks. To play press man cover-1 you need an elite CB1, and great FS and SS
Plus the game and NFL rules have changed since 2001-4. You can’t play quarters against good quarterbacks anymore. They will eat you alive. You can mix it in a some to present different looks and as a disguise, but defenses have become more complex so almost no one plays pure quarters anymore.

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