Patriots Position Previews: Safety In Numbers For Safeties

July 25, 2012 12:00 AM
Patriots Position Previews: Safety In Numbers For Safeties
" With Patriots training camp set to open on July 26, CBSBostonSports will break down the outlook for every position on the roster. Today’s breakdown is on the safeties.

Position: Safety Major Players: Patrick Chung, Tavon Wilson, Sterling Moore, Steve Gregory, James Ihedigbo On The Bubble: Sergio Brown, Josh Barrett, Ross Ventrone

Outlook

The Patriots secondary as a whole in 2011 was not pretty. They surrendered ridiculous amounts of yards on a weekly basis and made even the most abysmal passers look like John Elway (remember when Vince Young threw for 400 yards?).

But when it mattered, the secondary usually came up with the stop it needed – one game in February excluded. And they did it with a rag-tag, Band-Aid crew at safety that was hampered by an injury to Patrick Chung and the preseason releases of James Sanders and Brandon Meriweather.

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This year, there is some reason for hope from the safety crop on the New England roster. If Chung can stay healthy – a big IF — he should be able to make that final step into becoming a Pro Bowl defender "

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