Koppen: Pats offense still 'developing'

Koppen: Pats offense still 'developing'
July 18, 2014, 8:45 pm
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With a young corp of receivers, former Patriot Dan Koppen believes the New England offense should lean on the lineman and running game.

Former Patriot Dan Koppen joined Kevin Paul Dupont and Gary Tanguay on Arbella Early Edition to discuss the Patriots offense.

"I think it’s a development," says Koppen. "[Tom Brady] is still developing his young receivers. I think at this point they’re going to rely on that offensive line."

As a former center on that offensive line, Koppen knows better than most the value of experience up front. 

"I think the linemen they have are the most proven weapons they have and they’re going to rely on the run game early."

Koppen says players like Stevan Ridley will have a big opportunity, and a lot of pressure, to carry the load early on while the young receivers continue to mature and players like Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola fight back from injuries.