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Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston breaks down newly signed Patriots linebacker James Anderson‘s game. As expected, Reiss biggest takeaway was Anderson‘s ability to defend the pass. I think this was the main reason New England signed him, as other than Jamie Collins, their group of linebackers struggle to hold up in the pass game. I don’t think Anderson will get a lot of playing time with the Pats, but he is a terrific depth signing.
Nick Underhill talks about how the benefits of having two solid corners in Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner not only help the defense, but the offense as well. Getting Tom Brady‘s smaller receivers to go up against these elite corners everyday in practice will surely reap huge benefits for the offense. When you practice against competition that is usually better than your actual competition, generally things work in your favor.
And finally, we return to Mike Reiss, as he gives us a look at how the cornerback spot may unfold for the Pats in 2014. And underrated aspect of this position, is the depth behind Revis and Browner. Alfonzo Dennard and Logan Ryan are two fine corners, and could probably start on just about any other defense in the league. New England will have a very good secondary in 2014.