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The defensive backfield prepares for a battle. Drew Bledsoe returns to Foxboro. It's all inside today's New Blitz.

Monique Walker of the Boston Globe gives an in depth look at the Patriots running game. Last season's backfield duo of BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny Woodhead is joined by this year's draftees Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen. Coach Bill Belichick said of the running backs, "When they have the opportunity to carry the ball or catch the ball, they've done pretty well with it."

Ian Rapoport
of the Boston Herald caught up with Patriots safety Sergio Brown to talk about his role in the Patriots 2010 win over the Chargers and his growth since then. "I have another year under my belt," Brown said. "I kind of expect to play rather than just being ready to play. So, it changes your mind set up a little bit."

Chris Forsberg
of spoke with Patriots Hall of Fame inductee Drew Bledsoe who spoke about his relationship with current Patriots QB Tom Brady. "I'm so proud of that guy and what he's done -- and the way that he's done it. He's not only been one of the very best players in the league now for a long time, but he's continued to handle himself with class, on and off the field," said Bledsoe. Bledsoe with go into the Patriots Hall of Fame this weekend.

Kevin MCnamara
of the Providence Journal looked at the challenge Patriots CB Devin McCourty could face this Sunday with the Chargers high-powered offense. McCourty showed no fear of the challenge saying, "As a corner, I expect each week to go out there and be challenged."

Howard Ulman of the Associated Press writes about Tom Brady's use of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez as a part of the Patriots high powered offense.

Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald took a look at how Andre Carter ended up a Patriot after ending his tenure in Washington. Carter's elation has been evident since day one. "Here's an organization that's built upon men that just want to work hard together and develop something special," Carter said. "I know guys who just came to this organization and I talked to them, like, 'What is it that you guys do special?' And it's the same answer. We just work. We want to work hard like the man next to you."

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