But it's the preseason, people. No reason to get too worked up one way or the other.
In that regard, I liked this quote from Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Monday and wanted to share it for the sake of perspective. A reporter asked if Belichick feels uncertainties about his team.
"I think every coach feels like that. I can't imagine that you wouldn't. Regular season and preseason are two different things. Teams start game planning against you. Then you find out a little bit more about where you're really at on some things. Preseason, you're running your plays. They're running their plays. Sometimes they match up. Sometimes they don't. You're playing a lot of people. There are a lot of different matchups.
"It's hard to get a read on it. Once you get to the regular season, nobody holds back. You get their best game plan. You get your toughest matchups. You try to create [tough matchups] for them. Your weaknesses get exposed. You try to get to your strengths, but they don't let you get to them as easily. And you're doing the same.
"It's a whole different game. Until that happens, I don't think you are really sure where exactly everything is. It's different in the regular season."