New England Patriots

New England Patriots Defense Could Be Even Better in 2019


( WEEI ) Jamie Collins is returning to the New England Patriots , adding another ball-hawking playmaker to their Super Bowl winning defense.


While many people are wondering about the offense, specifically integrating the new receivers into the passing game and how to replace Rob Gronkowski and his irreplaceable production, more intriguing is what's happening on defense.


This year likes look a complete reversal of that trend, a return to the defensive dominance that was the hallmark of the earliest entrants of the Patriots dynasty.


Back in the day, Tedy Bruschi had a nose for the ball and Mike Vrabel coupled great timing with a knack for getting to the quarterback.


A healthy Derek Rivers shows promise as an end rusher, and the wind of popularity seems fully at the back of rookie third-round draft pick Chase Winovich.


Deatrich Wise, Lawrence Guy, John Simon, Adam Butler and Keionta Davis all contributed in the last season-plus, and newcomer Michael Bennett brings attitude and a heck of an on-field resume.






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