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Insiders Report: McGinest May Be The Key

The New England Patriots outside linebacker Willie McGinest has been one of the most overlooked contributors to the Patriots recent improvement at critical junctures of the last few games. McGinest has been able to create pressure at opportune times for the Patriots defense, forcing opposing quarterbacks into errant throws and worse. More on McGinest and other players in this week's team report.

The best way for the Patriots to protect their patchwork secondary is to get after opposing quarterbacks. Last week outside linebacker Willie McGinest was the defensive backs' best friend in that regard.Showing a spark that has been missing for much of the season, McGinest led a sustained pass rush that had Saints QB Aaron Brooks on the move from New Orleans' very first offensive play...

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