Quote Originally Posted by hugepatsfan View Post
The opts out and FA defections have hurt. They lost Hightower at LB who is a huge glue piece for them. They also lost Chung, who is a safety technically, but is a huge part of their overall LB scheme because of how he plays TE. That's in addition to the FA defections of Jamie Collins and Kyle Van Noy (Elandon Roberts also, but to a way lesser degree).
I don't think defection is the right word here.