Found October 10, 2013 on NESN.com:
FOXBORO, Mass. — There’s a reason the NFL trade deadline is nothing like the MLB’s or even NBA’s. In those sports, it’s far easier to plug in a player and expect him to play at a high level nearly immediately. In the NFL, pieces can only be acquired at certain positions. And since the deadline is so early (Oct. 29), most teams may be hesitant to give up key pieces since they will still be in the running for their division or a playoff spot. The Patriots have certainly had their struggles this season, but fixing them is not as easy as trading for Player A or signing Player B off the street. Since New England has not proven to be as dominant as they have been in years’ past, fans are anxious to bring some players in who may help. That’s where we’ll start in this week’s mailbag. @DougKyedNESN We need help at interior defensive line, wide receiver, and running back — big time. When do you think they will try to find any help? It needs to be soon. –@decadofdominanc High-quality players...
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