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Team in transition just not tough enough

Embarrassing end to season a stark reminder that Patriots have a lot of work to do

Updated: January 13, 2010, 10:39 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Shortly after the New England Patriots were steamrolled by the Baltimore Ravens in a 33-14 season-ending beatdown, nose tackle Vince Wilfork summed up the state of affairs.

"We didn't play like it was a playoff game, more like a preseason game. We would never get the job done with that effort we put out there," he said in the team's quiet locker room, where some players were emptying their belongings into large trash bags and hauling them out for the season. ...

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