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The New England Patriots are one of the most talented teams in the National Football League, and given the skill that has been used to assemble their roster over the past decade there aren't a lot of holes to poke criticism at Beantown.
However, the Patriots pass defense, much like last season, continues to give up yardage in bunches, ranking 29th in the NFL in that regard.
The acquisition of Aqib Talib has been of some help in that regard but the team is still prone to lapses in coverage, and while you can just as easily make the argument that it's Talib that belongs in this spot and not fourth-year pro Kyle Arrington, it's Arrington that gets the nod as low man on the New England totem pole in the defensive backfield.
The reason? Arrington was targeted more than any other Patriots' cornerback in 2012, which usually indicates that the receiver Arrington was covering was at least perceived to be open more often.