Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 2/17/13
There are opinions galore from all around the league as to what is the greatest position of need for the New England Patriots. But it has been pretty unanimous since last season that the biggest detriment to their Super Bowl hopes was an, at best, lackluster performance by the secondary.There has also been great debate as to just how positive the contribution of mid-season addition Aqib Talib really was on this suspect squad of defensive backs. The Patriots' secondary was continually burned on big plays, and coverage was spotty both inside and outside.An argument could be made that things improved with the addition of Talib, but the move of Devin McCourty to safety also had a positive effect on the defensive unit's overall success against opposing receivers.Other opinions see the offense as an area of need, and this is a legitimate concern. When we consider that Brady could very well lose his best weapon in Wes Welker, it might appear that a slot receiver, or possibly a bigger, fast...
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