This segment is back after a week off!
I had a very sick dog that needed to be tended to almost 24/7 for a week, but she’s much better now, so lets get this started!
It’s time once again to serve the Patriots up with some Humble Pie this Monday Morning!
It will be tough to find things to complain about though, after the Patriots put an absolute whopping on the Jaguars, 51-17.
1. Stopping Deep Passing Plays:
Malcolm Butler was burnt on a deep play to Allen Hurns, and Duron Harmon needed to help him out and make a tackle, but didn’t do either. The Pats didn’t allow too many deep plays during the game, but they seem to have one big play, burn them at some point during each game, and they need to shore that up during the bye week.
2. No deep threats:
I’m in the party that believes this team does NOT need a deep threat because it’s not Tom Brady’s game anymore, but having someone on the team with that threat just to scare teams might come in handy. Aaron Dobson needs to be consistent. After a one catch performance and two drops, it was not his best game.
3. Stopping the Run:
They did great yesterday stuffing the run, it could have been better, but not by much. They really need their run defense to be the best it’s been in years when in two weeks they play the run-heavy Cowboys.
4. Handling the pressure:
The OL did a great job, no doubt about that yesterday against Jacksonville. Tom Brady dropped back a lot and was only sacked twice. Still, I can see room for improvement for the young bunch and I think they will continue to get better. The thing they may struggle with the most is a lot of blitzes, so I’m hoping they will continue to get better when dealing with those.
5. Consistent pressure:
The Pats didn’t have consistent pressure like they did against Buffalo a week ago and that’s something I would like to see from a very talented defensive line and linebacker core. They have to put a lot of pressure on the opposing team’s QB to help out their secondary and it’s their best bet to having a top 10 defense. But, it’s anything but consistent and that is something they really have to change.