If they decide not to sign Talib or Welker, then DE becomes less important. I can see them picking a hybrid safety/corner.
I have a dream... that Talib will stay and be healthy, that Reed will join our defense and we retain Welker with our Duel TE's working together all year (in good health)... I know this is just a dream....
Patriots picked up a DE from the CFL described as eqivalent of a first round choice. Shut-down D back or quality O lineman a greater need? What they really need is someone to fire them up. They're pretty robotic now, and have lost big games to better motivated, better focussed teams for several years now.
Trade Brady for Revis. Get Alex Smith from San Fran.
Leave Tom Brady alone. We need a full healthy team and a little more defense. What happened to Gronk really hurt us. A couple of bad calls or should I say no calls didn't help either.