Every day after the Patriots play, Tedy Bruschi shares his analysis on the performance in his "Bruschi on Tap" piece on ESPNBoston.com. His most recent piece, looking back on the team's 34-10 loss to the Lions, is now posted.
The following topics are highlighted:
1. How the Lions' approach brought back memories of an '04 preseason game.
2. Defense didn't look ready for up-tempo offense.
3. Tom Brady takes a beating.
4. Chad Ochocinco's slow transition into the offense.
5. Importance of Ochocinco not losing his individuality.
6. Jerod Mayo and communication.
7. Big receivers hurt the Patriots; trouble ahead?
8. There needs to be more than just Tom Brady.