Patriots weigh risk, reward

Bill Belichick may have to take a chance to land high-impact player for front seven

Updated: February 27, 2012, 12:50 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- After one of his pass attempts in Super Bowl XLVI was batted down at the line of scrimmage by athletic, rangy New York Giants defensive lineman Jason Pierre-Paul, frustrated New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said it was like trying to throw in a forest.

The words still resonate. His reaction captured by NFL Films' "Sound Fx" series, Brady couldn't help but be impressed with the long arms of Pierre-Paul and the Giants' other disruptive linemen who were making ...

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