Rapoport: 'Losing Carter is a big blow to Pats D'
Mon, 19 Dec 2011|
Ian Rapoport joins Sports Tonight to discuss how the season ending injury to Andre Carter will affect the defense.
Bring in Boston herald's Ian Rappaport. Undercard looks like he's done for the season -- defense it's really searching for playmakers can afford to lose when right now. Houses can adjust and this is a serious blow and I think Vince Wilfork really some -- well that. People feel sorry for this guy for Andre Carter if he is in fact out for the season which is my expectation right. I think we saw a glimpse into the future in that second half against the Broncos and went a lot of 34 showed us some things in the running game. We're a little bit tougher upfront. And allowed Vince Wilfork did it two gap like he does best I think they go 34 from now on. You know Felger -- -- back to Begin with his defense -- without -- it it can get worse because. With Carter and with the Raiders and you had two -- who could get to the quarterback. And that's something you need in the playoffs and nestled in the secondary needs I mean if you have Joseph Flacco back there and Ben Roethlisberger in -- a couple of guys get after it. It's gonna make a difference right now they don't want got Anderson. Yeah but I think the best thing about Carter you know they have guys who can rush the passer may be -- as well as as he can I think Anderson can. You know the other guys who knows I'm Eric Moore showed flashes last year but. The best thing about -- you can't take them off the field -- -- -- electorate output gap and that increases the defense of versatility they don't have that. Which is why I think they're gonna end up going to the 34 they can mix up a little bit -- do some different things bring a linebacker different linebacker. But I think defense is gonna change. And it couldn't get worse.