This spring the team had the smarts to bring back safety Duron Harmon. The re-signing of the third starter because he plays so many snaps was a win/win.
Butler has developed into one of the best corners in the game. He has a short-term memory, is very physical, doesn’t back down from a challenge
Melifonwu crushed it at the Combine; he measured in at 6’4, 224-pounds. He had a broad jump of 11’9 and a vertical leap of 44. He then ran a 4.40 in the 40
The Patriots drafted Harmon in the 3rd Round, 91st overall in the 2013 Draft. His role has steadily evolved and he’s now a trusted member of the defense.
Good time to get back on track this week The Patriots head out to the West Coast after a close loss last week to the Seahawks on Sunday Night Football. […]
The most important stat per Belichick is points allowed by the defense. The Patriots are currently third in the NFL allowing only 16.5 points per game
McCourty is the quarterback of the secondary, a co-captain of the team and the glue that holds everything together on the backend.
The 6’0, 200-pound Ohio State product is as tough as they come, being a former member of the US National Rugby Team. While a Buckeye, his prowess on kickoffs is stuff of legend as he was compared to “a heat seeking missile.”
Wilson has made his mark as a reserve, playing mostly dime linebacker in the ‘Big Nickle’ sub-packages or on Special Teams.
In the Pats big nickel, they bring in an extra safety (Duron Harmon) to play an extra defensive back to go along with Chung and Devin McCourty.
The Patriots defense is still very much a work in progress after three games. But with a nice blend of youth and experience, the unit will improve each week
|Pats Pulpit - Mar 6th, 2021|