The Gillette Stadium playing field was officially lined on Tuesday, which can only mean one thing: football is ready to begin.
The Pats will host the Jaguars in Foxboro on Thursday night, marking the first time that Tom Brady will have an opportunity to face a live opposing defense with Chad Ochocinco as part of his receiving corps.
It will be interesting to see how the two work together, although it remains to be seen how much playing time either player will receive.
NESN.com Patriots insider Jeff Howe caught up with Randy Scott to discuss what else he's looking forward to seeing Thursday night, including what defensive scheme the Patriots will elect to go with.
To hear what Howe expects to see, check out the video above from NESN Daily.