Curran's Patriots Bye Week review
Wed, 19 Oct 2011|
There were concerns before the season, and the Patriots have addressed some of them through the first six weeks
But -- look at the Patriots are during the -- come jump back Patriots insider for CS NNE dot com Tommy come with some questions Tom coming into the season would start with the offense here. The first is you've thought about what especially after that loss in January in the Jets. After the trade of Randy Moss last year. That this team needs someone who can take the top off the defense -- you'll get vertical is that something you see that Eric is what they've been able cobbled together with what they have. They have done a very nice job of masking the deficiencies that they have at the outside wide receiver obviously you're gonna spend one half dollars. On Chad -- six million dollars -- 2000. You expect for him because -- career contribution. But the fact they've been able to get out and as the games he's played. To get downfield and make such explosive plays and additionally that you love this -- Rob Gronkowski in the seem to I thought of those safeties and corners and he's got -- height mismatch on they've made up. Little lack of a great vertical receiving threat much -- -- be able to continue to do that it's teams continue to pressure and tweak but so far so good. Okay so if teams are pressuring and it -- tweak that system do you feel like they need another one of those guys and we talked about all pre season long about. 020 mark Taylor Price -- -- settlement emerging is that something they have that. Here's the interesting thing Mike can you mentioned it last January's playoff game what -- done if you're not going to be -- battle for the top receiver the vertical threat. And you've got to stick with guys -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I think they started complement -- with the running game. Okay they don't have those both those -- -- what it was supposed to Northfield price. Been able to get on the field -- Matt Slater bit it would be consistent contributions. But the fact that they have a credible running game that's pretty powerful offensive line so far I think it's helped to drop people up. And it makes them more explosive they don't have to go forty yards down field because teams -- having to start to creep up. Yeah those two tight ends a more dynamic and I think we even thought they could be last year we saw signs that they could be that kind of players now we went into the season we wondered after draft time. Drafted two running backs did that make sense wasn't done so these guys to play right away or push the current -- BenJarvus Green-Ellis and Danny would head here. Thoughts on what they're gone from the running and so far I didn't know what they had in Stephen real. I thought the. -- -- -- Because you bring up. -- -- -- Okay but if any better then we thought it was that He better than we give him credit for even last year when He went over a thousand -- good question I think the work better if. Hope to define what you okay he's not a breakaway that is the founder of the look at it this is a guy who's led the NFL in touchdowns with eighteen over the past him. So he's a red zone running back from New York. Poor man's Corey Dylan good running back but He needed a compliment and thank god.