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Patriots S Duron Harmon: We're not happy being 4-2

Ryan Hannable
October 16, 2017 - 5:38 pm

FOXBORO -- Being in first place after six games would be a big deal for some teams, but not the Patriots.

New England is 4-2 and leading the AFC East, but they are far from satisfied.

“It says that we’re a hungry team, a team that is not satisfied," safety Duron Harmon said Monday, a day after the Patriots beat the Jets 24-17 on the road. "In some situations a lot of teams would be happy to be 4-2, but we’re not because we know we left a lot of plays out there defensively. We know we can play better. We’re going to play better and we know we can do better things on defense that can help our team win more games.”

Even after giving up 14 and 17 points respectively the last two games, the Patriots are still 30th in the NFL allowing an average of 26.5 points per game.

Fortunately for the unit, it is just Week 6 and it is all about getting better each week so that that the best football comes at the end of the year when it matters most.

“It’s crucial because playing in the sixth game, well you want to be a lot better at the end of the season like the 14th or 15th game than you are in the sixth game," Harmon said. "It’s all about improvement, making constant progress, not being the same on the film each and every day, continuing to get better, and continue to learn from the mistakes. When you do that, that is what great defenses do, they continue to get better each and every week.

"We didn’t start the way we wanted to this year, but I really believe we are making good progress and we’re going to continue to make good progress."

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