Curious thought hit and figured this wasn't a bad place to post it. Are we better than the patriots at any position this year ? In the past we could always point to our defense, but with the additions of Browner, Revis, Wilfork returning, Jerod Mayo returning, and the overall improvement from their rookies (D-line, linebackers, Tavon, Mcourty at safety), their defense seems to be head and shoulders above ours. Maybe our D-line is better, but Wilfork, Chandler Jones, Ninkovich, and their overall depth at DT just seems more formidable than ours. For example comparing our front seven to theirs, it just feels I'd rather take theirs, especially with their pass rushers and talent at Line-Backer.
As for Offense, I can't really say its close. I'd take their youth and depth at Wide-out over ours any day; they got 3 developing WR's just from last year's draft, not to mention Edelman and Amendola. You could argue the RB's are about equal, arguably a healthy Ivory better than what the Pats have, but the Pats seem to always utilize their backs very well. With our down-grade in O-line this year (even if Jock Strap is as good as howard, which he's not, he's 3 years older and Colon, Brick, and Mangold are getting past their primes), Pats have a stronger O-line, and Gronk vs Cumby is not even a fair comparison. And then Brady Vs Geno/ Vick is not even a fair fight. It's comparing a top 5 QB from last year to a bottom 5 QB from last year.
I'll be clear that I'm very Anti-Idzik, so I'm curious what the Pro-Idzik crowd thinks about our chances against the pats next year? I think the only positions you could make an argument on are D-line, and uhmmm, yeah I don't know. Thoughts?
Oh Side Thoughts, if Idzik gets Rex Fired this year, new fantasy of Rex going to the falcons and Revis following him. Rex, Revis, Matty Ice, Julio, and if Hotlanta gets mack or Clowney this year? A boy could dream :)