New England Patriots: 3 biggest duds of the 2023 season

It's virtually impossible to pick something that hasn't gone wrong for the Patriots this season, but what are three things that definitely need to improve going forward?

Nov 26, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New England Patriots place kicker Chad Ryland (37)
Nov 26, 2023; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New England Patriots place kicker Chad Ryland (37) / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Biggest dud of 2023 #2: Myles Bryant

Myles Bryant has not had a season to remember. And to be fair, the team probably wasn’t expecting him to play 75% of the defensive snaps this season. Bryant has jumped between the practice squad and the active roster four times in the last two and a half seasons.

But injuries to Marcus Jones, Jonathan Jones, Jack Jones, the aforementioned Christian Gonzalez, Isaiah Bolden, and even J.C Jackson, who missed a game, have made Bryant a mainstay. 

Since Bill Belichick called Bryant “a very dependable player,” he has allowed three touchdown receptions and missed 10% of the tackles he’s been asked to make. He has allowed 80% of the passes thrown his way to be completed and an overall passer rating of 109.7 (a perfect rating would be 158.3, so Bryant is about 70% of the way there).