Originally posted on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 9/8/12
The 2012 Patriots regular season starts today, and another playoff run is back in focus. Bill Belichick is trying to get his players to lose the Super Bowl hangover and drink the kool aid once again. The 2012 preseason has brought many questions - the release of Jabar Gaffney, Deion Branch and Donte Stallworth leaves huge gaps to fill. The offensive line has been worked over in the preseason with not very good results. The sophomore running backs need to step up, but can Shane Vereen stay healthy? The young defense has shown flashes, and that hope may have to fill some voids by the offense.   60 Max's key pressure points Tom and the tight ends: We don't know how the Brandon Lloyd connection will work, or how productive the two will be. That being said, it's the Tom and the tight ends show. Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez will have to up their game even further for the offense. To date, Wes Welker is the only proven receiver in this offense, that's shining the light on the
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