@Dinner The Patriots have no options at OT? Solder and Vollmer are both legit options when healthy. Not great, but legit. As long as Brady has all of his weapons and is able to get rid of the football quickly-their offensive line should be just fine. They added a couple of versatile offensive linemen in the draft that should be able to compete for one of the starting guard spots and backup tackle spots. Dante Scarnecchia is arguably the best offensive line coach ever because of his miraculous works over the years with no-named, off the street players. Dante will make their offensive line better. I don't see Pittsburgh beating New England at New England in the playoffs because of their weak defense, specifically their secondary. The Patriots got better on offense this off-season and Brady loves playing against the Steelers' defense.
Effective on corner/nickel blitz (3 sacks, 3 hurries in 2009)
Played a lot of press man coverage
Intense football player
Wonderful skill set
Still has some upside
Lacks some awareness and instincts
Could anticipate routes better
Sometimes loses focus
Vulnerable to inside moves
Some question listed height
Unimpressive in zone
Summary: Joe Haden is a very talented cornerback with a very well-rounded game, but some teams might be scared off by his lacking instincts, which is critical at the NFL level where pro receivers are great route runners. Haden's level of production and consistency will get him drafted in the top 15 picks. He is one of the better cornerback prospects in the last couple years. He shut down Alabama receiver Julio Jones in the 2009 SEC Championship.
Player Comparison: Leon Hall. Similar size, speed and skill set. Hall is also a great player against the run.