No, I don't think Ridley will do much. Winslow could have been a factor had he been signed earlier (and healthy, not sure how his knee is). I dont think we can fully count Lloyd out, he's a solid player. I just don't think we;ll be able to take away the middle of the field. Pollard is hurting a bit and even when healthy lets not act like Pollard is a great cover safety. He's been outstanding in the role we have him in but he's not going to cover Gronkowski all day 1 on 1. NE may not have an O-line but let's not act like we have anyone who can dominate a mediocre O-line other than Ngata.
I'm just being objective. Last week everyone trumpet about an absolute trashing of Philadelphia and we lost even though we forced 4 turnovers.
And I'm not too concerned over the negs, especially if people can't handle a different viewpoint when its backed with logical predisposition.
You guys are putting too much stock into last game with the game Celek had. We normally do great against taking away the middle of the field and containing good TEs but the Vick factor played majorly into Celek's success against us last week. It's a reason that Vick has success with his TE's ( remember Crumpler who was nothing but a blocking TE after Vick left his side ) b/c the LB's has to worry so much about Vick taking off so trying to keep an eye on Vick and the TE is tuff. When we play them again or a caliber player like Vick which is RG3, I'm sure Pees is going to dial up more blitzes but we don't need to do that vs Brady, need to rely on our front 4 more b/c it's nothing for Brady to just throw the ball quickly to Welker on a bubble screen or something on a all out blitz ( think P. Manning to D. Thomas for the 70 yd TD in week 1 ).
Don't put too much stock into the Eagles game guys, at least on the defensive side.