PFW: Is Taylor Price the solution for Pats offense?
Thu, 10 Nov 2011|
The PFW crew debates whether or not Taylor Price could be the solution for the Patriots offense.
Well we see the offense started to dip in terms of point production. Is it -- you know is it that teams are starting to figure out how to defend the Patriots or is it just little mid year slump. And you know do they need to do something at that receiver position you know chose not contributing. Everybody's saying they don't have a deep slash outside threat. You know we talked about Taylor Price put that they really need to just get him out there. On the field and once thing you're seeing him when Hernandez is -- out there and isn't in the mix he seems a little hobbled with a knee injury. They become Welker and gronkowski it's like he only has those two receivers and neither of those guys are. Can carry a passing offense by themselves in my opinion you combine that with the fact that over the last few weeks defenses are putting a true corner. On Wes Welker for much of the time some manned coverage where they're saying we're gonna take a corner and match him up with -- Welker. Welker had trouble beating that all of a sudden this offense gets gets less and less productive. Yes -- the guys should be benefiting from that that really isn't as branch. You know he's like the other receiver that when all this attention is being paid on gronkowski and Welker. Branch should be the guy that should be you know benefitting from that it doesn't seem like he is. I would say this -- the last -- -- inning to set about Welker has been true also of branch and you're putting up quarterback on him and for the most part regardless of the caliber of that player. He he slowing them down you know in some. -- completely taken out of the game. So I'm not sure what you do to combat that I'm not not because they have this rising price I went there for you what's any time to say price and I agree with you because of Baltic fans but. To -- you need to do something different you need to try some other element in our track is right now. Everybody you know that that every team has ten guys within five yards -- line of scrimmage against -- everybody's playing one deep safety. Just in case and everybody else is up from the line of scrimmage linebackers are getting hands on passes. You know start a couple of picks out one underneath by Deon Grant but there was another one that a linebacker got a hand on another -- linebacker end up getting with Q and who -- on the -- so. These things are happening it's not fair and it's not just last game no it's not a -- it's this is three straight games and I think you even go packed to the Jets game looked at those games when they allowed thirty points look at all the tipped balls and the pace to score points with the Atlanta and I gave them a pass in recent weeks I think the Cowboys have a pretty good defense -- -- the Jets have a pretty good defense things steals -- pretty good defense. I think the Giants have an average defense you feel the score some points against them like you did in the second half -- game while the Jets don't have an average defense solicited big test.