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It's all about the D, plain and simple

Updated: September 8, 2012, 2:14 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Part of Bill Belichick's brilliance is taking the complex and simplifying it. It is reflected in the straightforward, no-frills motto he preaches to players: "Do your job."

So in Belichick-type fashion, let's cut through the many layers of the 2012 New England Patriots to identify the singular key to their season.

It's all about the D.

Simple enough.

Surely, the concerns along the offensive line are real, but will anyone truly be surprised if ...

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