The opener is mere hours away. So, of course it's time to talk about the biggest concerns for the Patriots as the season begins.
Is the Patriots revamped defense missing one key element - swagger?
The NFL champion Seahawks defense has it. (See Sherman, Richard). Are the Pats even capable of that kind of attitude?
The New England Patriots offensive line played their first game in the post-Mankins era on Thursday.
With the trade of Logan Mankins to the Bucs, Michael Felger is recalling previous big deals that went down just before the season began that shook up the Patriots.