Patriots Week 5 Grades
posted at 10/12/2009 2:11 PM EDT
Patriot Grades for week 5:
Offensive Line C-
Passing B+ (and D-)
Coaching Have no idea what grade to give here...
Comments: Well this week was definitley a tale of two halfs. The offense
seemed to click in the first half (17 points), but seemed to have traveled
back to New England for the Second Half (0 points). As for Brady, its
obvious that its going to take more time, I'm thinking another 6 weeks at
least before he even comes close to the Brady we knew in years past. The
line started to show some life but with an injury and more inconsistent play
especially in the second half, the best grade I could give them is a low C.
Also the same grade I gave the rushing attack, I'm also wondering what is up
with maroney, is he hurt?, is he healthy? what is it? I mean if he's hurt I
would like to know so I can see if I won the pool I have with him on how
long it will take him to get hurt this season.... Then there is the
coaching, god not sure what the heck to do with this area of the team, so I
will just move on...
Defensive Line B
Comments: Well with the defense, we start with the Line, which played
relatively solid throughout the game, however the one complaint I have is I
wish they would be more consistent with putting pressure on the QB. The
linebackers, well this is a growing process, but still the biggest hole on
the team, difficult to see the defense performing at a high level unless the
LB's can step up... The secondary is still one of the bigger surprises on
the defense, however, saying that I'm starting to see holes beginning to
develop each week, giving up touchdowns on plays where you wonder who they
were guarding, were they out of place or what? I saw much of this during
that 99 yard drive the Broncos had in the 4th quarter. would like to see
them again be more consistent. Overall about as solid as one can expect from
a defense that has many new parts installed in it.
In conclusion: At 3-2 and still looking for thier first road win this
season its starting to take on many similar characteristics as last season.
Inconsistent play from the offense, sluggish play-calling, A defense that is
having a hard time getting off the field (A whopping 27 1st downs speaks for
itself), just to name a few things that I'm starting to see. Remember this
team won 11 games last season and missed the playoffs, partly because they
struggled against good teams, and lets look at thier record vs good teams
2-2, hmmm have we seen this before??