Tommy Kelly and Jones with five linebackers and a safety switching up their gap control and meandering about gives plenty for other offenses to ponder.
“We have a lot of talented guys on our team. I think Vince got hurt in the first quarter yesterday and guys really stepped up and played well for us,” said Mayo. “We ended up getting the victory which is always is a good thing. That’s our mentality, is the next man up and I’m sure – we have a lot of great people, great players, great leaders — in the organization in general so I know I expect that to continue on.”
There is no panic here, but there is concern. Wilfork is a Hall of Fame talent, who is done for at least this year, potentially forever. The face of this defense is altered for good. We’ll see just how much or how little it suffers in the coming weeks.