Originally posted on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 7/22/13
Fun fact - it has literally been half a year since the New England Patriots played a football game. It's been... eventful. But boy, have I missed football. And now, in the searing heat of July, it's just around the corner. So time to preview some of the key battles that'll be going down in Training Camp. After looking at the battle to be Tom Brady's backup, it's time to focus on an area which has been by far the weakness of the Patriots in recent years - the secondary. The secondary is yet again in rebuilding mode, but it had shown signs of stabilization, and even signs of being able to defend the pass in the 2012 season, mainly thanks to the addition of Aqib Talib. However his health was the eventual downfall of the Patriots. After he left the AFC Championship game, the defense crumbled, and the rest is history. Talib is locked down to be the #1 corner on this team, but his involvement may be limited in order to keep him healthy for the season. A full off-season in the system w...
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