Defense irons out Wildcat wrinkles

This time, Patriots make adjustments to stop Dolphins

Updated: November 9, 2009, 10:07 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The defining moment Sunday for the Patriots' defense came after linebacker Adalius Thomas frustratingly threw his arms in front of him, motioning to the team's coaches on the sideline after Miami's Ricky Williams took an option pitch 15 yards for a touchdown.

At that moment, midway through the second quarter, the question was if the Patriots were heading down the same road they painfully traveled Sept. 21, 2008. On that day, the Patriots had been gashed badly by the ...

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