Bottom Line - NO RECEIVERS!!!!! and PREDICTABLE PLAYCALLING!!!!!

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    Bottom Line - NO RECEIVERS!!!!! and PREDICTABLE PLAYCALLING!!!!!

    This football team will struggle every week on offense...There is no threat at receiver. Watch the game from a coaching stand point. It will be tough to run the ball as well. Teams are going to play a lot of man and stack the box...

    Yes we need a pass rush but now we are faced with no offense and no pass rush...So it is going to get tough to score 30 every week...

    And the playcalling is very predictable as it has been for years...
     
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    Receivers wanted...
     
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    Re: Bottom Line - NO RECEIVERS!!!!! and PREDICTABLE PLAYCALLING!!!!!

    Relax, it's only one game.  The Pats will recover from this, they still have the best record in the AFC east and if the Lions come through, it will stay that way.
     
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    Both the thread (at least as applied to deep threat WRs) and
    themightypatriotz pic are true!  Great stuff
     
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    He is correct. The Patriots do not have any real threats at WR. Tate isn't getting open enough, and when he does he fails to secure the ball. Gronkowski seemingly can't run routes and drops the ball too often. Welker is sure handed, but hobbled and lacking the quick first step that used to allow him to get open more often. Branch has lost a step since his NE days -- but we knew this. Price is MIA rookie who is still schooling on how to be an NFL WR.

    Hern has been a pleasant surprise, but the opposing team usually locks him up with their best man, minimizing his impact. Woodhead has been great out of the backfield, but he is not a WR nor a threat to take it to the house.

    NE needs to address that next offseason, and continue to work with what they have right now. 
     
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    I am telling you, it's going to click. It's right there.

    Edelman hasn't even been slapped into a gameplan yet, Tate needs more confidence, and Hernandez is one of the best TE targets in the NFL right now.

    Welker is not 100%, but he's still effective.

    This is the deepest and most balanced set of ptions Brady has had. Once Branch's hammy hopefully improves, it'll be just fine.

    It's the implementation of psckages, game calls during the game and the subsequent execution that hasn't all fallen in line yet.  YET.

    It has at times.

    Do not be surprised if NE explodes on offense on Sunday night. I am not saying 30+ points, but keeping control of the ball, well run drives, etc.

    Pitt does not like a spread offense and this will be the week to use it with screens, quick hitches, draws, counters, etc.

    For once, I want O'Brien to use a spread in this game. Hurry up, quick calls, runs, and play actions, etc.

    To alleviate Pitt's strengths on D, it's to show them may different looks early in the game.

    They'll use Cleveland's gameplan, so NE has to do something else, obviously.

     
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    We have receivers. As for the play calling...is there anyone on this board who's been happy with the play calling?
     
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    In Response to Re: Bottom Line - NO RECEIVERS!!!!! and PREDICTABLE PLAYCALLING!!!!!:
    Relax, it's only one game.  The Pats will recover from this, they still have the best record in the AFC east and if the Lions come through, it will stay that way.
    Posted by Grogan77


    Actually the Jets would be above us since they've beat us in head to head competition. Isn't that the 1st tie breaker?
     
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    We have receivers and we have a Q.B...  Its a matter of execution.  When they execute, they will make plays.  When they make plays they will have a chance to win.  Same for the running game.  The O line was a problem in that regard at Cleveland but most of the blame has been placed at the feet of BJGE.  In fact the whole team smelled up the place.  Every phase was off for the PATS.  Were they reading their press clippings?  We will find out in Pittsburgh 

     
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    We have receivers. As for the play calling...is there anyone on this board who's been happy with the play calling?
    Posted by Evil2010


    Mighty loves it.
     
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    If this offense had Antonio Gates, a future HOFEr, I am pretty sure people would be wide open as well.

    When teams choose to double one player as a gameplan, other people will be open.

    Hernandez is consistenly open, Welker isn't 100% or he'd be open more.

    Sounds like Branch feels like he is healthy again, so I expect something better than we saw last week.


     
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    All the doom and gloom.  Must be in the New Englander's blood lines.  Proably the years of watching the Sox until 2004 have done that to you.  If the Patriots team of 2001 could win a Superbowl with that collection of receivers on offense than this should be easy.  Branch is nursing a hamstring injury and is playing at half speed, the drops that Hernandez had against Baltimore and Gronkowski had against Cleveland are just part of the learning curve.  The Pats will go back to Welker more often, more screens and short stuff that they always did before Moss arrived.  The D is a work in progress but don't dwell to much on a very bad loss.  They were down 10 points in the 1st 4 minutes before Brady was even on the field.  Even though totally outplayed in that 1st half, the Pats were driving with the ball on Cleveland's 8 with 2 time outs left with the fumble at the 2.  It wasn't their day all day and put it to bed.  I'm just hoping to at least split the games against Pittsburgh and Indy and they will be fine.  Relax.  And next year is even looking better. Things will sort themselves out.  Let the season play out.
     
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    Are the Pats receivers, as a group, something that strikes fear in the hearts of DBs everywhere? No; particularly when we have a couple of key guys not at 100%.  Is the Pats play calling a monument to creativity? Certainly not.  Yet somehow, some way, through some fissure in the time space continuum the Pats are among the top scoring teams in the NFL.  Could the offense be improved?  Absolutely.  But I hardly think it's worthy of blanket condemnation. 

     
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    Branch said the "younger receivers" were improvising last week, and I think he means Gronk and Tate, and maybe Hernandez.

    Let's see what happens with that issue addressed in the film room, practice and in the game.


     
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    All the doom and gloom.  Must be in the New Englander's blood lines.  Proably the years of watching the Sox until 2004 have done that to you.  If the Patriots team of 2001 could win a Superbowl with that collection of receivers on offense than this should be easy.  Branch is nursing a hamstring injury and is playing at half speed, the drops that Hernandez had against Baltimore and Gronkowski had against Cleveland are just part of the learning curve.  The Pats will go back to Welker more often, more screens and short stuff that they always did before Moss arrived.  The D is a work in progress but don't dwell to much on a very bad loss.  They were down 10 points in the 1st 4 minutes before Brady was even on the field.  Even though totally outplayed in that 1st half, the Pats were driving with the ball on Cleveland's 8 with 2 time outs left with the fumble at the 2.  It wasn't their day all day and put it to bed.  I'm just hoping to at least split the games against Pittsburgh and Indy and they will be fine.  Relax.  And next year is even looking better. Things will sort themselves out.  Let the season play out.
    Posted by sportsnut4


    Thank you.

    ^^^^Intelligent, rational person here.
     
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    Re: Bottom Line - NO RECEIVERS!!!!! and PREDICTABLE PLAYCALLING!!!!!

    I thought rationalality was against the posting rules. Go to youtube and search for captain hindsight then watch the video. It's indicative of a lot of the posters here and since it's from south park it's funny.
     
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    Re: Bottom Line - NO RECEIVERS!!!!! and PREDICTABLE PLAYCALLING!!!!!

    While I like the potential of this group of recievers, I think the group of Branch, Brown, Patten, Givens, Fauria, Graham was more productive
     
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    In 2003 they were arguably as productive if not more so. Sure.  Who is to say they can't get to the consistency/balance level in the next few weeks, though?

    What's interesting is last year their 20 yd line-- />20 yd line offense was great and the red zone was bad.

    This year, it's the opposite.


     
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    In Response to Re: Bottom Line - NO RECEIVERS!!!!! and PREDICTABLE PLAYCALLING!!!!!:
    Relax, it's only one game.  The Pats will recover from this, they still have the best record in the AFC east and if the Lions come through, it will stay that way.
    Posted by Grogan77

      Amen bro.
     
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    Relax, it's only one game.  The Pats will recover from this, they still have the best record in the AFC east and if the Lions come through, it will stay that way.
    Posted by Grogan77

    I don't understand the relax it's only one game? Hasn't the offense been sputtering the past 3 games? You can put your finger on game plan, personel, injuries, whatever. What has this offense shown that leads you to believe that it will be humming against the Steelers?
     
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    Re: Bottom Line - NO RECEIVERS!!!!! and PREDICTABLE PLAYCALLING!!!!!

    Personally, I thought it was good against Balt and Minny in the second half.

    I'd like to see a 1st half explosion for once.  
     
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    Re: Bottom Line - NO RECEIVERS!!!!! and PREDICTABLE PLAYCALLING!!!!!

    is it safe to assume the Pats need to score 24 points or more to win against the Steelers? The Pats will have lost the potential for field position with out Gostkowski's kick off's, and they will have a new long snapper and FG kicker. I am hoping we see a new wrinkle with Mankins, Taylor and Morris all playing a big role. Also think Crumpler needs to get more than 9 snaps if the Pats run 25 times.
    I see Pouncey is questionable for the game. That c/b the biggest positive for the Pats.  
     
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    Re: Bottom Line - NO RECEIVERS!!!!! and PREDICTABLE PLAYCALLING!!!!!

    Probably. Road game, so 24 is a likley number to try to win on the road.


     
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