The Patriots’ defense has lost a lot this offseason: Darrelle Revis, Vince Wilfork, Brandon Browner, Akeem Ayers and Jonathan Casillas have all gone elsewhere. But one of the players who stayed says as long as the coach doesn’t change, the Patriots’ defense will be fine.
Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones told the Providence Journal that the Patriots’ defense will be good as long as Bill Belichick is their head coach.
“I’m a strong believer in coach Belichick,” Jones said. “Whatever he’s doing, I’m behind it 110 percent.”
Belichick has a long track record of getting it right, even when it looks like he got it wrong. So while it might look at first as if there’s no way the Patriots can lose that much talent and still have a Super Bowl-quality defense, it’s easy to see why Jones is a believer in Belichick. You can’t argue with four Super Bowl rings.