Even with almost half a season in the books, the 2009 Patriots are a tough team to get a handle on.



Wes Welker knows he’s a rare commodity in the National Football League.



Here are the two things I think we absolutely know for sure after watching the Patriots beat Iron Mike Sharpe and S.D. Jones over the last two weeks.



KIRK MINIHANE

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FOXBORO — To this point, 2009 has been a forgettable season for Adalius Thomas.



FOXBORO — From the moment he turned around and addressed reporters on Wednesday morning in front of his locker, Adalius Thomas looked like he wanted to get something off his chest.



MIKE PETRAGLIA

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FOXBORO — Opportunity may be knocking for Brandon Tate and Terrence Nunn.



A few questions about the Patriots as we contemplate the Zen of 59-0 and consider the severity of the international thrashing the winless Buccaneers are going to suffer in London on Sunday:



KERRY BYRNE

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This was not the Patriots vs. the Titans. This was the Harlem Globetrotters vs. the Washington Generals. I would not be surprised if the Patriots coaches decided to not even show this game tape to the players.



STEVE DEOSSIE

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FOXBORO — It’s been an eventful week for the Patriots linebackers.



FOXBORO — Patriots coach Bill Belichick officially closed the door on the Joey Galloway era in New England yesterday afternoon.