Veteran leadership was once the strongest trait of New England’s locker room. It’s no secret that with several retirements, trades, and free agency departures, gaps have grown in the leadership and the team has suffered for it.
Tom Brady put it best by saying, "Games that we lose in the fourth quarter, games that we lose in the second half, or losing on the road like we did, that can be lack of trust, lack of confidence, there are a lot of issues you have when that repeats itself time and time again over the course of the season."
In that respect, the Patriots have some serious issues to address. With that, these are the guys that need to be vocal leaders in the Patriots locker room in 2010.