It became evident against the Miami Dolphins that the Patriots have still not solved all of their defensive issues.
With 1:38 left in the first half, the Dolphins drove 82 yards in 1:06 resulting in a 39-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to Mike Wallace.
The PostGame Live crew broke down the play and second guessed some other decisions the Patriots made during the game.
“These guys instinctively are not doing what they are supposed to do because it is not that hard to double a wide receiver” said Ty Law. “That makes your job a lot easier. If you are playing over-the-top, stay over-the-top, be instinctive, use the leverage that the cornerback is giving you and it would have been a completion at best. It wouldn’t have been a touchdown. [Steve Gregory] just took a bad angle and didn’t play instinctive football.”
Mike Felger second guessed the Patriots last drive of the game, in which he thought the Patriots should have ran more plays underneath once they got into the red zone.
“It’s hard to do because [Tom] Brady I think for the most part was brilliant late in this game, spreading the ball, he’s not blessed with a lot of weapons, and he absolutely made the most of it and almost pulled out another one… but I just thought on that last drive there could have been a sideline play in there to chew off a little bit more yardage, especially on that last sequence,” Felger said. “Their sitting there second-and-five and he threw three balls into the end zone. I thought there might have been plays there underneath.”