IMHO, this year's Pats D will return them to the outsmarting, outhitting unit that won them those first SB's in the 2000's.
And the reasons simply will be:
Chung alongside Mayweather; Thomas next to Mayo; and that front four that just added Brace- giving them legit 3-4 and 4-3 looks;
and into that mix, what could be the most solid CB rotation they've ever had.
Play the wildcard Crable, who could easily rack up 5 or 6 quick sacks in the first few games before teams start being forced to scheme for this kid.
When coaches in the NFL say you got a very quick first step and big wing span, that translates into getting into the QB.
Just my take as Camp approaches. As for Chung, this guy is as real as Mayo going into rookie campaign, just watch!!!!!!!!!!!!
Chung eager to leave his mark on Patriot foes - AFC East - ESPN