3rd Down: Quick start on offense
For the second week in a row, the New England Patriots got off the blocks on offense rather slow. Despite a strong effort, the offense just couldn’t get going and put points on the board, hanging a measly 12 on the woeful Washington Redskins.
However, that all changed in the second half, as they outscored the Redskins by a score of 21-0. New England ended up winning easily by a final score of 33-7.
This week against a Giants defense that ranks 23rd or worse in every major defensive category should be the perfect time to see the offense start the game red-hot. To do so means blocking on the offensive line to allow Brady to spread the wealth to Edelman, Josh Gordon, James White, etc., as well as helping open up holes for Michel in the running game.
Speaking of White, he also spoke about his offense getting in a groove early during a press conference with reporters Tuesday, via the team’s official website:
"“They’re a pressure defense, they try and turn the ball over, they’re going to be physical with you, so it’ll be good for us to get off to a good start, block the blitzes, and the run game, passing game – really get everything going.”"