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Patriots.com News Blitz - 9/23/2008

The Patriots are still searching for answers following Sunday's surprising loss to Miami.

Cornerback Ellis Hobbsis disappointed in the fans who booed the team's performance at Gillette Stadium.

Hobbs was part of a defense that allowed more than 200 rushing yards and get beat over the middle on pass plays by Miami quarterback Chad Pennington.

The Patriots never adjusted to Miami's spread offense. Ronnie Brown took advantage of the confusion and rushed for four touchdowns – three on direct snaps.

According to wide receiver Randy Moss, the Dolphins simply wanted it more.

"I guess that's something crazy for me to say, but I was out there and I could really see it," Moss told the Providence Journal.

The Quincy Patriot-Ledger hands out a report card with plenty of C's and D's, as does the Herald.

Lastly, the New Bedford Standard-Times takes a look at quarterback Matt Casseland how he has become a scapegoat after struggling in Sunday's loss.

Quick hits

The national media has weighed in on Sunday's loss. FOX Sports says the Patriots could be in for a long season if the defense cannot make adjustments on the fly.

USA Today says the problems are mounting fast and they extend way beyond Tom Brady's season-ending injury.

Sports Illustrated puts the Patriots 10th in its power rankings, but wonders if they will look elsewhere for a backup quarterback

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