In just three days the Patriots leave for Philadelphia. The team will practice with the Eagles twice before its preseason opener on August 9.

The clock is ticking louder on quarterback Tom Brady and the offense.

"There's a lot of moving parts right now" Brady noted. "The tempo's important the personnel is important getting the formations right running the right play using the right technique. All those things are little things that become big things.

"We're trying to correct as many mistakes as we can."

New England installed the all-important situational football this week: Red area third-down goal line the two-minute offense.

"Some looked good. Some…" Brady paused with a sheepish grin "hasn't looked so good. We've just got to keep working at it."

Work they will. Brady has several young receivers -- seven with two or fewer years of NFL experience -- to try and get in shape. Those who think the future Hall of Famer should be able to connect with any pass catcher are only considering half the equation.