Bruschi breaks down Patriots-Saints

November, 27, 2009
11/27/09
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This week's "Bruschi's Breakdown" has been posted on ESPNBoston.com, with former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi providing his insight on the team's upcoming game against the Saints.

Of the team's second-half struggles in its three losses, Bruschi says:

"This is out of character for a Bill Belichick-coached team, but at this point of the season, you pretty much are what you are -- you've had all training camp, then September, October and November to develop your identity. And right now the Patriots aren't a second-half team. That can end up being a huge problem in terms of your season being over early. That being said, I think if the Patriots beat the Saints, they have a chance to eliminate that label and the reason why is this: If you solve a problem like that in a big game, against a great team, it can sometimes flip a switch and you can ride that through toward a successful season."

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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