NEWwbztv-small wbz-am-small 985-small mytv38web2
Oakland Raiders vs. New England Patriots, 1:00 pm
On WBZ-TV and 98.5 The Sports Hub | Listen LIVE
What To Watch For | Game Preview | Predictions | Local Picks

Patriots

Breer On Toucher & Rich: Ton Of Pressure On Patriots Coaches To Maximize Defense

View Comments
Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, center. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, center. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

WBZFM_Bio_Toucher_Rich Toucher and Rich
Read More
Patriots Central
Buy Patriots Tickets
Sun Sep.21
Home vs Oakland Raiders
findticketsbtn Breer On Toucher & Rich: Ton Of Pressure On Patriots Coaches To Maximize Defense
Mon Sep.29
Away vs Kansas City Chiefs
findticketsbtn Breer On Toucher & Rich: Ton Of Pressure On Patriots Coaches To Maximize Defense
Sun Oct.5
Home vs Cincinnati Bengals
findticketsbtn Breer On Toucher & Rich: Ton Of Pressure On Patriots Coaches To Maximize Defense
Sun Oct.12
Away vs Buffalo Bills
findticketsbtn Breer On Toucher & Rich: Ton Of Pressure On Patriots Coaches To Maximize Defense
 
Shop for Patriots Gear
NFL Scoreboard
NFL Standings
Team STATS
Team Schedule
Team Roster
Team Injuries

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up

BOSTON (CBS) – The Patriots defense has the potential to be a top five unit, and the NFL Network’s Albert Breer believes there’s a ton of pressure on the coaching staff to maximize all that talent.

The big story in training camp so far is the physicality on display by the Patriots defense, with cornerback Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis being a main reason why.

But cornerback isn’t the only area of the defense that’s been throwing its weight around.

Breer told 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich show that the defense is “big, fast and physical all over the place.” Breer went so far as to say that if the Patriots brought back Aqib Talib then they could probably be a top five defense, but with Darrelle Revis he believes they will be a top five defense.

Breer added the pressure lies with the coaching staff to maximize all the talent on defense.

“There’s no more excuses for the defense. They’ve been bottom eight in the league the last four years running. There’s talent there. There’s legitimate pressure on Bill Belichick and Matt Patricia to deliver on that side of the ball,” said Breer. “[A top five] defense is kind of the benchmark now. They have all those first round picks and have fifteen guys who were top 100 picks on the roster on that side of the ball. To me, I think there’s a ton of pressure on the coaches to get this thing right.”

Listen below for the full interview, where Breer talks about Ryan Mallett shining, Jimmy Garoppolo struggling, Vince Wilfork’s Achilles and much more:

Albert Breer of the NFL Network

Toucher & Rich

MORE PATRIOTS COVERAGE FROM CBS BOSTON

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,029 other followers