Adjustments coming for Patriots

Team may need to revamp offense with absence of Kevin Faulk

Updated: September 23, 2010, 1:59 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

When New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked Wednesday how his team might replace injured running back Kevin Faulk, he said there was no one player who could duplicate Faulk's role.

Then Belichick used the 2008 season as an example of how his team adjusted on the fly when a key injury struck, with quarterback Tom Brady hurting his knee. That required a new approach with backup Matt Cassel.

"Matt came in, and we won 11 games. We weren't the same team, but we found ...

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