Discussion

Turbulence shouldn't ground Pats

Despite a rough offseason, many think New England will stay strong on the field

Updated: July 16, 2013, 12:58 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

It has been a challenging offseason for the Patriots, from Wes Welker's departure to Aaron Hernandez's murder charge and Alfonzo Dennard's arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

Commentary and analysis has come from all angles, and I wanted to lead off this week's mailbag by challenging two things that caught the eye.

A Pioli presence is needed. Scott Pioli did a super job in his role as vice president of Player Personnel (2000-2008), and one line of thinking ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

EDITORS' PICKS

  • Closing The Gaps
    The Pats' run defense won't magically improve as the opponents get tougher, says Tedy Bruschi.
  • Opener Not Ruled Out
    Brad Stevens said it's a "possibility" Rajon Rondo could be ready for the opener.
  • BC Can't Look Back
    After nearly upsetting No. 24 Clemson, the Eagles must put the 'What ifs' aside and move on.
  • Latest Top 25
    Haverhill makes its debut in our statewide poll this week.
  • Kelly Combo Clicking
    Chris Kelly, Carl Soderberg and Loui Eriksson have formed the B's best line.

ALSO SEE