For the first time in years, the Patriots defense is coming into the NFL season with high expectations.
Bob Neumeier doesn't expect the defense to live up to the hype.
"Do we need to pump the brakes on this defense a little bit?" said Neumeier. "People are just writing in the fact that they are going to be a top five defense in the NFL"
Michael Felger expects Darrelle Revis to make a huge impact for the Pats.
"If Revis is healthy, they are a top five defense," said Felger. "If Revis is healthy, I think they're in the Super Bowl. That's the way I feel about it. I think he's a game changer. I think he improves your pass rush, I think he improves your safety play."
Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald sees the potential.
"This team is like 15 or 16 deep on defense," said Howe. "I think as long as they don't get bit with that injury bug like they did last year, I agree with Felger, that's a top five defense."