The Patriot Way – New England Patriots News 11/8


Nov 3, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

The bye week is in full effect as the Pats are enjoying a week off preparing for the Panthers and the next weeks all important match-up with the Broncos and Brady’s eternal rival in Peyton.

Time to get your coffee ready and catch up on the Patriots news.

Dante Scamecchia in Need of Some Magic by Karen Guregian

After surrendering  27 sacks all of last year they have already surrendered 26 through just 9 games. Coach Scamecchia knows the Pats O-line has to get better as they prepare for the playoffs and the end of the regular season.

 Ridley and Vereen are Keys to Pats Continue Offensive Resurgence by Sean Keane

Its no coincidence that the game that Ridley goes over 100 yards the Pats have their first offensive explosion. However, when the Pats O gets Ridley and Vereen back together the backfield will be deadly, as Vereen is one of the best backs out of the backfield in the NFL.

Jamie Collins Yet to Make Impact by Randolph Charlotin

After 9 games the Pats first pick Jamie Collins has yet to show off the reason why the Pats have taken him so high. Collins has mostly played as the Pats coverage linebacker, and yet to show the explosiveness that was supposed to make him an explosive pass rusher.  It will be interesting to see his impact on the second half.

Bye-Week Breakdown: Wide Receivers by Christopher Price

The Patriots wide receivers have shown marked improvement as the rookies have slowly gotten one better footing with Brady and the health of Amendola has improved, for now. The article takes a look at the Patriots wide receiver play so far this year.

Chad O’Shea Brings out Shine in Young Pass Catchers by Jeff Howe

An often unheralded part of the Patriots coaching staff has been Coach O’Shea who has done a remarkable job so far trying to bring up all the rookies. The article looks at the upcoming coach and what his colleagues has to say.