"This secondary here, in my 14 years playing New England, is probably the best complete secondary," Wayne said this week, via the Providence Journal. "I think it allows them to do more things up front with their front seven games that they probably haven't done in the past years. They're talented. They're ball-hungry. It gives them a little bit of where they can be risk-takers with blitzes and things of that nature."
Wayne hits the nail on the head. We've talked often on our Around The NFL Podcast that Bill Belichick is coaching like it's 2004. That means we are seeing his creativity come to the forefront as opposed to the bland zone defenses with mediocre talent that we've mostly watched in New England over the last five years.
We have our doubts that Revis can keep up with the speedy T.Y. Hiltonon Sunday, a duty that might fall to Arrington when Hilton moves to the slot. Revis might be asked to shut down Wayne, while the Patriots take their chances that tight end Dwayne Allen doesn't beat them up the seam, something he's more than capable of.