Having a coach-like presence in the secondary is something we've been missing since Rodney was around. Having a guy that puts confidence in the players he is playing around is always a plus. With the way Denard and Talib were playing at the end of the year, a healthy (bite-your-tounge) Dowling, another year at safety for McCourty your looking at a great defense.
Chandler Jones another year under his belt, Hightower should have a bigger role next year. Really interested in seeing where the off-season will take us.