Where is the Patriots' fight?

Once-proud team seems to lack killer instinct

Updated: December 7, 2009, 6:53 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- "When things don't go your way, you have to fight back. That's a challenge for all of us. At times I think we do. Other times, I don't think we fight very hard."

Those are the words of quarterback Tom Brady following the New England Patriots' 22-21 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Little more needs to be said.

The greatest quarterback in the history of the franchise succinctly summed up what ails the 2009 entry: It doesn't have a championship heart.

When ...

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