Mental mismatch begins with Belichick

Pats coaching staff has big decisions to come, but so far, so good for the most part

Updated: August 23, 2011, 3:20 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

When the Patriots visit the Lions on Saturday in the third preseason game for both teams, what would you do if you were Bill Belichick?

Last season, on Thanksgiving, quarterback Tom Brady took a first-quarter pounding from Ndamukong Suh and the Lions' penetrating defensive line. With that in mind, would you alter your playing-time approach in the game?

Although things look promising for the Patriots, an injury like the one that Brady (ribs) suffered in ...

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