I think we’re underestimating the effect of having an improved defense. Adding Bouye / Horn to the secondary mix is going to vastly improve what the secondary was from last season. And when you move Chinn back to his natural position…I just don’t see how he “slumps”
Fewer tackles doesn’t = slump
I get the OP’s point but I just don’t see it happening for Chinn.
Brown is also getting a lot of help this off-season. More bodies up front and more pass rush.
There is just too much talent/reinforcements added for these guys to go the opposite direction IMO