Originally Posted by Mainejet
But you are also underestimating Rex Ryan's ability to plug the potential holes while still remaining a top ten defense. In Rex's 4 years the team has made extensive changes along the defensive line and in the secindary. Yet, they have always been a top ten defense. It's not a stretch to think the defense could easily be top 5 or number 1 if they get the right players in place and do not have to retool every season.
LB is a concern, but given how poorly Pace and BT played and how ineffective Scott was in passing situations, plugging in Mcintyre, Davis and rookies/FA this position is really addition by subtraction.
Safety is a whole different ball of wax. If they lose Landry , they better hope they draft a suitable replacement or pick one up in FA because I don't think Bush or Allen are ready to step in just yet.. Cro played great last year but Landry and Bell solidified the DB unit last year.