Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Over the years the best Patriots teams have had a stellar defense that is very strong up front, tough in the middle and agile and fearsome in the back. When the Patriots won their first super bowl in 2001, the Patriots had guys like Ty Law and Lawyer Milloy then came Asante Samuel and Rodney Harrison. This season, the Patriots have a good mix of toughness as well as speed. Starting with the cornerbacks, it all starts with Aqib Talib. Talib adds grit and toughness to the cornerback corps that the Pats haven't had in awhile. The secondary looks more comfortable on the field with him and willing to make more plays because they know he will cover them. Alfonzo Dennard, who is penciled in as the other starting cornerback, has had some issues this offseason off the field. The off the field incidents shouldn't scare the Patriots off though with his skill and consistent play on the field. Kyle Arrington who plays the slot is great at man coverage and can definitely interrupt the receive...
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