» The biggest change comes on defense, where the departure of Aqib Talib was reduced to an afterthought with the signing of Darrelle Revis. Forget that he once called Bill Belichick a "jerk." New England now boasts a trio of corners the equal of any in the AFC with Revis beside Alfonzo Dennard and former Seahawk Brandon Browner (post-suspension). The Patriots won't be tortured through the air this season.
» Last year's troubles along the defensive line will be helped by the return of a healthy Vince Wilfork and the drafting of tackleDominique Easley. The rookie displayed streaks of three-technique dominance at Florida, but he's just eight months removed from an ACL tear and likely to see limited work out of the gate.