Things we learned about the Patriots

Reading into defense, spotlighting play of backups and finding coachable moments

Updated: August 12, 2011, 5:15 PM ET
By Tedy Bruschi | ESPNBoston.com

Five observations from the New England Patriots' 47-12 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in the preseason opener:

1. Focusing on the 4-3 defense and Albert Haynesworth. One of the big topics of discussion with the Patriots this preseason is what type of defense they will play -- 4-3 or 3-4 -- and the flexibility they have to play both schemes. Based on Thursday night, you can tell that the Patriots have been working exclusively on the 4-3. The telltale sign is when ...

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