Pressuring the quarterback
Patriots fans were encouraged during the first two weeks when rookies Chandler Jones and Dont'a Hightower were able to pressure quarterbacks Jake Locker and Kevin Kolb. It was a new wrinkle for the Patriots, one that they took steps to address in the offseason by drafting Jones and Hightower in the first round of the draft. Then came Sunday. The Patriots had no sacks and no hits --zero—on Joe Flacco.