Originally Posted by Foxboro Steve
LB's covering Welker or Hernandez in the slot will be a serious mismatch.
Brandon Harris is a corner. Golver Quin & Danieal Manning are corners converted to safeties. Those three will share the majority of the duties of covering the slot receiver & your TEs.
Glover is like a smallish LB that can cover. Manning is more of a biggish corner. Gronk does have a size advantage, but both of these guys play bigger than they look.
The LBs primary duties will be the run game, but they'll be utilized in zone type, underneath coverage situations.
I seriously doubt we'll be manning up on your TEs.
Unlike most teams, we have plenty of packages where we'll still have a third safety. So saying we'll use a safety to cover the top... isn't the same as what you see from other teams.