Bruschi on Tap: Missed opportunities

Thoughts on Sunday's Patriots loss to the Broncos

Updated: October 12, 2009, 2:44 PM ET
By Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

Observations from the Patriots' 20-17 overtime loss to the Broncos at Invesco Field:

1. Hold your "Wild Horses": Josh McDaniels' knowledge of the Patriots' defense was clearly the difference in this game. His plan to take away the aggressiveness of defenders by making them think and adjust to multiple offensive formations was brilliantly executed. The "Wild Horses" formation used by the Broncos put the Patriots' defense in the same audible they would call versus the Wildcat formation used ...

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