New England Patriots' fans were in shock this past Sunday as the Pats lost to the Jets in the Meadowlands for the first time in years. But don't go blaming it on all on Tom Brady and his shaky knee. The Patriots flat out lost the battle in protecting Brady from pressure. Nearly every play Brady was either being rushed or slammed to the ground after getting rid of the ball. It is pretty clear that these offensive lineman can not get the job done. They couldn't protect Brady in SuperBowl 42 against the Giants and they lost. They couldn't protect Brady against the Jets and they lost.
Another thing that was pretty evident in the loss against the Jets was the dropped passes by veteran or speed receivers. Joey Galloway is one of the most experienced wide receivers in the league and there is no excuse when a ball drops out of his hands. Also, while Julian Eddelman seems to be a young Wes Welker, he is making silly mistakes that may be costing the Patriots points.
The Patriots need to crack down on their team and start trading for others who will help the Patriots get back to the superbowl. This is not the team that I remember watching year after year crush opponents. While I trust Bill Belichick and his decisions, so far the decisions this year just arn't working.
Like the new article format? Send us feedback!