1. On paper, the Patriots head into the 2014 season with one of their best secondaries in recent memory. At the same time, they’ll be lacking their No. 2 cornerback over the first four games, as Brandon Browner will be sidelined because of a violation of the league’s policy on PEDs last year when he was with the Seahawks. At this point, it’s questionable as to who will be New England’s No. 2 outside corner when Browner is out, but right now, it’s a good bet that either Logan Ryan or Alfonzo Dennard will get most of the work at that spot, with Kyle Arrington continuing to work in the slot as needed.

Regardless of who is out there, what will Browner’s absence mean for the first four games for New England, and what sort of challenge will that present for the rest of the defensive backs when they operate in man coverage?