The Patriots Inside linebacker position appears set with Mike Vrabel, Monty Beisel and Chad Brown ready to step in. On the outside, things are more in a state of flux, with Rosevelt Colvin, Willie McGinest, Tully Banta-Cain and Matt Chatham in the mix. Coach Belichick isn't letting on who he expects to fit into which slots, but it's agood bet versatility will be key.
August 9, 2005
<p class=txt>Coach Jeff Tedford and defensive coordinator Bob Gregory welcomed one of the Bears' deepest recruiting classes in recent memory in 2003, with the focus being on defensive talent and athleticism at all positions. But while Cal fans wait for a return to the defensive dominance of the late nineties "Hit Squad" teams, the current state of the Bear defense is nothing if not in flux.
August 27, 2003
<p class="txt">On paper, Cal (6-5) wins 90% of the statistical battles and should win this game over Stanford (2-8). However, last weekend's game aginst UA demonstrated that Cal can lose to the worst team in the Pac 10 on its home field. After all, Stanford defeated Arizona 16-6 on their home field while the Bear's secondary utterly collapsed, yielding most of the Wildcat's 52. Cal has been in an offensive funk since the halftime of the USC game (4 1/2 games ago). </p>
November 22, 2002