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Check-In with the New England Patriots: Defensive Backs

Article By on 11th August, 2009

... exploited way too many times in the passing game last season, the Patriots were left with the burning question of which position was in more need of an upgrade: defensive backs, or the pass rush.

They chose to severely revamp their secondary.

Boy, did they need it. They gave up the second most passing touchdowns of any defense (27), and they were near the bottom of the league in passes of over 15 yards.

Much of this was due to the small stature of their cornerbacks. Deltha O’Neal (5’11”), arguably the worst cornerback to ever start for the Patriots, was cut from the team early in the offseason.

Ellis Hobbs (5’9”), whose most famous moment as a Patriot was one that highlighted his diminutive...

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