As the New England Patriots watched the Seattle Seahawks toy with a Broncos offense that just two weeks before steamrolled the Patriots for 60 minutes something was clear. The day of the read and react defense was behind them. If this team wants to win Lombardi number Four they need to become an aggressve, attacking defense. So far Bill Belichick seems hell bent on doing that. The past few season he had made additions among the defensive front, and this season with first rounder Dominique Easley, free agent Will Smith just to name a few. In the Secondary the Patriots added Revis and Browner, giving them the ability to play more Man Coverage which will give the front 7 more change to attack.
The thought of all this should make any Pats fan ooze with anticipation as we wait for the season opener. Tom Brady's time is coming folks, in case you haven't noticed. It would be nice to see him go out with a top defensive unit in his last years. He could use another Super Bowl, or two.
I also like what the Patriots have done to add depth to the defensive line. Going into last season the thought of losing both Wilfork and Tommy Kelly would make me think we were finished. But with Chris Jones and and Joe Vellano doing an admirable job filling in the Defense survived. Just think about that...Five big bodies ready to sub in and out for each other. Last but not least, If he makes the squad James Anderson should be a valuable piece in coverage for the line backing core.
This Defense has the potential to be better then it ever has, I truly believe that. It's time for Belichick to make that happen.