Lining up the Patriots' biggest needs

Updated: January 24, 2011, 9:08 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

In assessing the New England Patriots and their primary areas of need entering 2011, it's all about attitude. Power, strength, talent and nastiness at the line of scrimmage should be priority No. 1 -- on both sides of the ball.

In the past three playoff losses, the Patriots have lost the battle at the line of scrimmage. On defense, they've either been run over or haven't been able to generate enough heat on the quarterback. On offense, they have faltered in protecting quarterback ...

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