The Patriot Way – New England Patriots News 10/23

Dec 11, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; New England Patriots defensive end Andre Carter (93) before the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 11, 2011; Landover, MD, USA; New England Patriots defensive end Andre Carter (93) before the game against the Washington Redskins at FedEX Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Its the middle of the workweek and almost halfway through the regular season and some interesting trends of the Pats are starting to show. For one  there has yet to be a game where two pass catchers have both played a good game at once, last week Gronk first time Pats played the Jets Edelman. If the pats could figure a way to get more receivers involved it will make the offense a lot more lethal.  Secondly the Pats have been week on offense in second half and sadly there is no other way to put it, through 7 games the Pats have scored 3 offensive touchdowns only better than the winless Bucs. The Pats must get better in the second half or it will be a long second half of the season.

On that note, is your coffee hot?  It’s time to get caught up on The Patriot Way.

 Pats 3rd Quarter Struggles

bostonherald.com by Jeff Howe

An analysis of the the third quarter which has been the Achilles heel of the Pats so far as the offense has three offensive touchdowns in the second half so far only more than the winless Bucs.

Carter Brings Much Needed Depth and Leadership

bleacherreport.com by Erik Frenz

An analysis of the pros of the Pats bringing in Andre Carter the former sack leader of the Pats in 2011 with 10 sacks in 14 games. While Carter isn’t the same player he was then it is reasonable to expect a solid presence off the bench and a reliable sub for Jones and Ninkovich who have played all but 5 and 8 snaps respectively.

Pats D Must Close Holes

bostonherald.com by Karen Guregian

An analysis of the suddenly vulnerable Pats D which gave up 7 third down conversions just to Kerley by comparison the Pats went 1 for 12 on third downs.

What We Learned from Coaches’ Calls

espn.com by Mike Reiss

An article about the weekly conference calls which covers the most noticeable parts of the Pats struggles so far, struggles on third downs, inconsistent play and the fact that the first 6 of 7 games have been decided by 7 points or less.

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