The Patriots didn’t just upgrade their secondary. They didn’t just remake it. They performed offseason plastic surgery. Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner completely change the complexion of the Patriots secondary, making it bigger, more physical and more talented. The secondary is so superlative that they’ve attracted the attention of Seahawks conerback Richard Sherman.
Sherman shared his thoughts on his former teammate’s new secondary:
“Man, I think [the Patriots] improved tremendously,” Sherman said.
“They knew what they wanted to do and went out and got the best players available, and some of the best players in the football league to do what they need them to do. I think they’re going to have specific roles for each one of them, specific role for Darrelle and specific role for Brandon that is going to allow their talent to shine. I think they’ll definitely be a top 2, top-3 secondary in football.”
He’d never concede the top spot. That’s reserved for his secondary.
Aqib Talib is in Denver, but the Patriots made a quick swap for Darrelle Revis, who more talented but just as injury-prone. Brandon Browner supplants Alfonzo Dennard at the No. 2 spot. Kyle Arrington, a slot corner by trade, and Alfonzo Dennard will fight for the number three spot. Logan Ryan, who had an exceptional rookie season, proved he was more than ready to contribute. But with so many talented players, he will only play early in the season while the Patriots wait for Browner’s suspension to end.
Barring injury, the Patriots secondary could be the biggest, baddest headache in the league for opposing quarterbacks.