Posted by seattlepat70
Really? The Pats were 9th in the NFL in rushing. Pittsburgh with the vaunted Mendenhall was 11th. Minnesota with the great Peterson was 10th. Tennessee with the amazing CJ2K was 17th. In fact, the only playoff teams ahead of the Pats were the Chiefs, Jets and Eagles (thanks largely to the QB).
Clearly, they desperately need a marquee back to win. That's what's missing. NOT!
KC, Oakland and Jacksonville were 1, 2, 3. Maybe they should model their attack on those dynamic offenses.
The Pats rush offense is fine thank you. BJGE doesn't need to be replaced. It's still all about the passing game. You need to pass it in crunch time and you need to be able to defend the pass. The Pats were terrible at the latter, that's why they lost, not because they couldn't run it effectively. Sorry that's just dumb.
You need 4 or better yet 5 solid CBs, like Green Bay. And it would be nice to put the QB on his back every now and then. Pittsburgh put all kinds of heat on Rodgers (he was hit on 36 of 39 drop backs), but they lost because the back end of their defense, including the hair guy, played poorly. That, and their QB was bested by a better QB.
This isn't rocket science.