Additional Thoughts From New England Patriots Loss To Redskins

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Aug 7, 2014; Landover, MD, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Brian Tyms attempts to catch the ball as Washington Redskins defensive back Chase Minnifield (38) defends in the third quarter during a preseason game at FedEx Field. The Redskins won 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Shortly after the conclusion of yesterday’s preseason opener, I posted my five initial takeaways from the game. But as always, you can never have enough analysis on the New England Patriots, even if it is preseason. Obviously starting out the year losing by 17 points is not ideal, but let’s remember this was not only a preseason contest, but most of the Pats’ starters did not even suit up.

Next week, Tom Brady and company will be facing off with the Philadelphia Eagles, and I guarantee we will see a bit of the starters in that game. Then we can really begin to form our own opinions on how this year’s squad looks.

Anyway, here are a few more thoughts from what I saw yesterday: