"This year, they're definitely the best defensive line in football," Patriots right guard Brian Waters said Friday. "The wave of good football players they throw at you definitely makes them a difficult task."
"They've got good pass rushers across the board," left guard Logan Mankins said, "and when their backups come in they're good, too. So you're going to always have four guys that are very good pass rushers in the game."
Billick: Don't be fooled by Dilfer
"That was four years ago," he said Friday. "Next question."
"Of course," he said. "I mean, if I were them, that's what I would be doing. Great players -- Mankins, (Matt) Light, the (Sebastian) Vollmer kid. They have some very good football players. They were embarrassed about that last game and they are going to do everything in their power not to allow that to happen."
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