A few thoughts on what is ahead

A quick note to communicate what is to come in this space over the rest of the day:

When a season ends with a "crash landing" as the Patriots' did on Sunday, the following days are spent balancing two things -- looking ahead while also assessing where things went wrong/dotting i's and crossing t's.

The next few hours will be spent on the second part of this.

Field Yates will have his regular film review from the AFC Championship Game, and the snap counts will be finalized for Patriots players.

So this is some fair warning -- for those who have already turned the page, the next few hours might not be for you.

But for those who are searching for more answers as to what happened to the Patriots on Sunday, this stretch might help gain some more understanding.