Patriots still sorting out offensive line, secondary

The Patriots are heading into the season as Super Bowl losers for the first time in Tom Brady's career. The team is saying all the right things as it tries to put to rest the Super Bowl curse, writes Mike Sando.

Originally Published: June 27, 2008
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com

Six of the last seven Super Bowl losers have failed to qualify for the postseason after losing the big game.

The Patriots' loss to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII was particularly excruciating after a 16-0 regular season and two playoff victories. That's why it was important for New England to dive into its minicamps without wallowing in what could have been.

The Patriots opened practices with their usual fast tempo. Their leaders said the right things and ...

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