The New England Patriots veteran OL Trent Brown possibly might be feuding with HC Bill Belichick. Brown’s effort might be in question by the organization.
Oddly, a few of the New England Patriots offensive starters didn’t play in the preseason game against the Carolina Panthers, reported Darren Hartwell for NBC Sports. One would assume the absence was injury related, however, as time progressed it appears that was not the case. It was noted that veteran WR Kendrick Bourne struggled in practice that week with the Panthers and was even kicked out for defending a teammate in a scuffle, tweeted Tom E. Curran.
“Best part of Wilkerson scrap was the official throwing the flag while 41 guys waddled around grabbing each other.”
Patriots HC Bill Belichick possibly sent a message to the rest of the team by not allowing Bourne and others to play. Veteran, OL Trent Brown was not allowed to suit up against the Panthers, as well, possibly for similar disciplinary actions as Bourne. However, there have been several reports stating that due to Brown’s poor performance and energy throughout practice may have also possibly led to his benching.
“That’s what it sounds like to me, is a benching,” Perry told host Tom E. Curran on a new episode of the Patriots Talk Podcast. “(Brown) didn’t play in that preseason game, and my understanding since then is that the team was not happy with his effort level during the week against the Panthers.
“That’s what I’ve come to learn, and they let him know that. I don’t know if that led directly to him not playing, but put one and one together.”
New England Patriots’ offensive line troubles
There’s no secret the Patriots’ OL struggled for the majority of training camp. The Patriots have been trying to install a new offense. Naturally, this calls for growing pains and tons of mistakes along the way to completing perfection. While the mistakes are impossible to avoid, however, player’s energy and effort can be controlled.
It also doesn’t help the Patriots’ have yet to declare an OC just a few weeks out from the season. Many believe former Detroit Lions’ HC and DC for the Patriots Matt Patricia will most likely become the play-caller.
Understanding the Patriots’ work-in-progress offense, they’ll need all of their players on the same page. With the first game rapidly approaching, Sept. 11, the season opener against the Miami Dolphins, the Patriots will need to improve as a team.