The New England Patriots dropped their second game in a row with a 26-10 loss to the Detroit Lions in Week 3. Their performance thus far has started to raise some concern for former Patriots wideout Troy Brown.

There has been plenty of turmoil going on in the front office over the past couple of years. Brown says these are signs of New England’s downfall, via NBC Sports Boston:

“The ship is no longer rocking. I think it’s capsizing right now,” Brown said. “The way they do things over there, guys are usually tight-lipped. … You’ve got two guys on the record talking about it, (owner) Robert Kraft and [Rob] Gronkowski. So, somebody’s lying. It’s just unusual when you have those kind of stories coming out of New England Patriots.”

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There is certainly plenty of truth to Brown’s comments. The Patriots are usually known for moving in silence when it comes to their roster personnel. However, the beans have been spilled on one too many moves for them as of late. This suggests that the “Patriots Way” that head coach Bill Belichick had spent so long trying to enforce is finally starting to become compromised.

This week was a perfect example of that with the rumors surrounding tight end Rob Gronkowski’s potential trade to the Lions. The Patriots have never been shy about letting their most integral players go and that seemed to be the case here. However, Gronkowski was reportedly having none of it after he threatened to retire. The increasing number of leaks surrounding the franchise indicates that it is only a matter of time before things start to go awry.

But, of course, this is still Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. They have a chance to bounce back in a big way with a win over the Miami Dolphins in Week 4.