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Patriots eager for fresh beginning

Updated: September 11, 2011, 9:01 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- No need to remind Tom Brady of the specifics.

When he leads the New England Patriots against the Miami Dolphins in Monday night's season opener, it will be 240 days since the New York Jets ruined last year's 14-2 season, and just more than 2,400 days since the Patriots won their last Super Bowl. A 73-23 regular-season record during that span does little to mollify a team whose annual goals end with hoisting the Lombardi Trophy.

"There's only one team every ...

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