FOXBORO — Tom Brady has heard the critics, but is not going to be swayed.



With all due apologies to the once-great Al Davis, the 2009 Patriots seem to have stolen his most famous catch-phrase:

“Just Win, Baby!”



KERRY BYRNE

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It is a crisp, efficient football mailbag this week, with lots of good questions that got right to the point. A good football game can produce plenty of good e-mail. As always, feel free to join in the fun by sending your e-mails to cprice@weei.com. Now, on with the show …

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Christopher,



While the Patriots pass rushers have been slow to pick up sacks this year — they have eight sacks through four games, 10th in the AFC — they still have done plenty to pressure the quarterback.



The Patriots are a work in progress. This past Sunday was a big step. Baltimore came into Gillette highly ranked on both sides of the ball and New England more than answered the bell.



STEVE DEOSSIE

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FOXBORO — Patriots coach Bill Belichick has gone through this before. After all, when you’ve been a head coach in the NFL for 14-plus seasons, you’re bound to face a former assistant once in a while.



FOXBORO — A week ago, the Patriots offense had its chance to make a statement on a pair of fourth-down situations. On both occasions, it came through, converting twice on a key possession to keep an important second-half drive alive in a win over the Falcons.



Take a deep breath.



KIRK MINIHANE

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FOXBORO — For years, it was a job held by Rodney Harrison.



FOXBORO — He’s only been a member of the Patriots for a few days, but Terdell Sands has already etched his name in the franchise record books.