Aug 22, 2014; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick challenges a call during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium. New England Patriots defeated the Carolina Panthers 30-7. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

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Here is Mike Reiss’ first, and second quarter review from Friday’s game. Reiss notes that on Rob Ninkovich‘s sack of Cam Newton early in the game, the Pats’ secondary were the ones that really forced the negative play. That happened a few times in the game, which speaks to how talented this defensive backfield is.

Linebacker Steve Beauharnais has been struggling this summer, but with the help of linebackers coach Patrick Graham, he was prepared to bounce back against Carolina.

From Mike Reiss, Bill Belichick had some high praise for Chandler Jones, who played very well against the Panthers:

 “He’s a very athletic player with good length, and good playing strength, so he had a lot of versatility athletically. He [also] has a lot of versatility mentally. That just gives our defense more flexibility.”

Continued from Reiss, Belichick also commented on giving Jamie Collins a shot at handling the communication duties for the defense:

“It was a good opportunity. Jamie has had several opportunities in camp to do it, but did a good job of it [Friday night]. I think it’s a good experience for different guys to handle the communication and see how that kind of affects the rest of their play and also gives them more familiarity with the calls.”

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