The Patriots could have done more to protect themselves at quarterback. That I'm sure of.  

Then again, Matt Cassel could also be the answer. Although that I'm less sure of.



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FOXBORO -- Four thoughts on the season-ending knee injury to Tom Brady ...



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We’ve got a wide range of topics this week in the bag. From the sound of it, fans don’t like hearing about any change in the Tom Brady Story they’ve come to know and love. Some others don’t want to believe he’s hurt.



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The easy thing to say about the Patriots’ preseason play is that it’s not what we’re looking for.

But there’s a big problem with that:

We have no idea what Bill Belichick was looking for.



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Two weeks and two killer mailbags. Nice job, folks.

Between the web and the radio, two topics dominated this week: The Pats backup quarterback situation and J.D. Drew’s fragility.



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It was nearly the defining moment of a preseason from hell. Bill Belichick and the Patriots trying to do a good deed, only to have it almost blow up in their face.
  



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Great job this week on the responses. One thing, though: Some of you were actually kind of nice. What’s up with that? Hopefully we’ve dispensed with the pleasantries and can get back to straight vitriol.



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There are only three absolutes in life: Death, taxes and the Patriots sucking in Tampa Bay in the preseason.
  



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So this is what my mother's basement looks like. Nothing like going to work in your tighty-whities, right?



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FOXBORO -- Safety Patrick Chung and linebackers Dane Fletcher and Brandon Spikes were among those missing at the start of Patriots practice on Wednesday as the team began on-field preparations for the Jets this Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.