Likes and dislikes from New England Patriots Week 4 loss
Dislike: Poor tackling
You couldn’t count on two hands how many tackles the Patriots missed yesterday. It was embarrassing, honestly.
Linebackers Jamie Collins and Dont’a Hightower each had down games to say the least; both Collins and Hightower were juked out of their cleats by Tyrod Taylor on several occasions. As Collins and Hightower go, so does the rest of the defense, so hopefully they get their act together next week.
Cornerback Logan Ryan led the team with 17 tackles, which is amazing because he missed his share of tackles as well (more on Ryan in a few slides; we’re not done talking about his Week 4 performance).
Again, a Bill Belichick-coached defense doesn’t play like this in back-to-back weeks, so look for an improved tackling effort from this defense next week.
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