Who has a deeper RB core? I think the Panthers can make a good case. Just one team there off the top of my head.
Who has better TEs as a group? Patriots make a pretty good case. I think Vernon is probably more dangerous than Gronk, but let's face it - the guy has always had inconsistent hands and in the past he's made mental errors that cost. Can't ignore those. Hernandez is clearly a better receiver than Walker. Walker is a good blocking back, not bad inline but not ideally suited to picking up DL. Hernandez has the size to block those guys although he's rarely asked to do it.
Who has a deeper WR core? If Moss is like the old NE Moss and Crabtree steps up and plays like a legit #1 and so on and so forth - our WR corps might be able to make the case. But those things haven't happen and may not happen. I am very optimistic about our prospects this year, but I want to see it happen before anointing them. The Eagles, Patriots, Falcons, Lions and Saints all make a pretty good case based on recent history however.
Who has a better LB core? No one does, although there are some pretty good groups out there.
Who has a better front 7? No one overall IMO, although the Giants DL is stacked. They are of course more suited to a 4-3 although I think most of their guys could easily transition. Tuck and JPP are both large and very athletic.
Who has a deeper secondary? I love our corners, but I think our safties are a bit of a weak link in coverage. I think the Seahawks can make a very legit claim here. Thomas covers a lot of ground @ FS and their top 3 corners are also good like ours. They are all good against the run as well etc. I do think Culliver can be one of the best corners in the league based on what he did last year, but he needs to continue to develop and stay focused. He isn't there yet. I know Goldson is opportunistic, but he gave up a lot of plays last year too. Thomas is very good in coverage comparatively. Less opportunistic last year, more disciplined. Better angles, better tackler, faster etc.
[ Edited by Evilgenius on Jul 5, 2012 at 1:15 AM ]