I think what this means is the Bengals believe;
A. Sam Adams is healthy
B. Chris Perry is not

If Adams is healthy and semi productive, then I'm not too upset with the D-line.
The linebackers will be better with experience.
The secondary will be very good.

In 2001, the Colts absolutely needed to draft a cornerback. Their defense was awful. They took Reggie Wayne even though they were absolutely set on Offense. And well you know his story.