Former Patriots Ty Law and Troy Brown lament the lack of a leader on the current Patriots defense who will step up and take charge.
On CSNNE's Patriots postgame show, Law said the Pats lacked "a true field general. There's no Rodney Harrison, no Lawyer Milloy. Someone who knows everyone's position on the field and can tell them where they're supposed to be."
Brown said the play of the Pats' safties "is a big issue." The lack of speed and sure tackling, Brown said, reminded him of the less-than-stellar Jets safeties.
Law also wondered if there was a young player in the Patriots secondary who could question coach Bill Belichick when the defense he has called isn't working.
"Who has the attitude, if Belichick calls a defense and it's wrong, to say, 'That's wrong.'"
Believe it or not, Brown said, even the coach sometimes makes mistakes.