Quick Take: Rough start for Brady, Brees

Around the League editor Gregg Rosenthal has his takeaways from the game:

From Around the League:
» Lessons from Thursday's preseason games

» Tom Brady's protection was rough overall. Saints defensive end Will Smith gave second-year Patriots left tackle Nate Solder all he can handle. The Patriots have talked up Solder all offseason.

» Drew Brees went 1-of-4 passing for 4 yards. Keep that in mind the next time you rip a guy like Kevin Kolb for a miserable preseason outing. It happens in these shortened games.

» Patriots rookie pass rusher Chandler Jones made SaintsPro Bowl pick Jermon Bushrod look like a D-II prospect. Jones's big game didn't show up in the box score, but he forced two holdings, and pressures, and probably got all of New England very excited.

» NFL.com and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Patriots linebacker Dane Fletchertore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. It's a brutal break for a guy who was set to have a big role.

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