Although some say the trade of Merriweather may bring back the ghost of Lawyer Molloy, I have to disagree.

As much as Merriweather was lost in translation at times, he has something anyone new who comes doesn't have, continuity with this defense. 

In this odd post lock out season, there is a very small window for error, and against teams who are bringing back a lot of their starters, i.e., Jets, Steelers, Saints, chargers, etc.

I just hope this doesn't hurt the Pats.