The Pats got a big blow to their defense when rookie of the year Jerrod Mayo went down. After he went down you could see a big hole in the defense. Well that hole will be there for another 6-8 weeks. He has a grade 3 mcl sprain, which is the worst sprain you can get. With Mayo out, Gary Guyton filled in.
Whats going to happen for the next 6-8 weeks?
Guyton will get the start at middle linebacker, which is a big down grade from Mayo. Adalius Thomas will have to move inside for the most part. This hurts the Patriots pass rush because when Thomas gets to paly the edge he crates havoc on the QB.
The Patriots also are rumored to sign FA Derrick Brooks. Brooks is a MLB and former defensive player of the year. He was let go from the Buccs earlier in the year. Many teams are inquiring about him and now the Pats are on the band wagon.
In his last season Brooks recorded 73 tackles and one pick. He could be a solid addition to the Pats. He is a smart LB with tons of experience, a kind of line backer BB loves. If he signs, that could put Adalias Thomas back on the outside where he preforms the best.
UPDATE: Derrick Brooks signs with....ESPN. He will not be a Patriot