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Well, this will be interesting.
The Patriots' defense is by far the weakest unit on this team. They require the offense to score 30-plus points a game in order to salvage a win. With a rookie and a career backup carrying the offense, there is no way that they will be able to score more then 30 points in a game!
Once Patrick Chung comes back, this unit will undoubtedly get better, but the Pats need increased play from their defensive backs in order to compete. Right now New England is last in the league when it comes to defending the pass.
While it is a known fact that Bill Belichick does not care much for the positions of safety and cornerback, the holes that New England is suffering will have to be replenished somehow.
Kyle Arrington did a nice job when he filled in for the injured Devin McCourty, but McCourty needs to step up his game in order to keep the starting position.
Arrington leads the team in both tackles and interceptions and while the front office drafted Ras-I Dowling last year, that was too little, too late.
If Brady was to get injured, then this defensive unit would be forced to rise to the occasion.