Here’s something new, blogging from 30,000 feet as we make our way back home after the Pats debacle in Seattle.
Where to begin on this one… Perhaps the easiest place is just how familiar it felt. Defense gave up a lot of long balls and offense went cold when it mattered most. I’m getting tired on these.
Here are some random thoughts and observations without having poured through all the stats and numbers yet…
Injuries starting to mount a little bit, Brandon Bolden, Brandon Lloyd, Matthew Slated and Patrick Chung are all potential situations to monitor.
The running game doesn’t look like one that can thrive in a ground and pound approach. They can run when the defense is on the ropes and gassed/out of position, but the Pats still don’t seem like they can run when they have to run.
Kyle Arrington starting to slide down the depth chart. I am not sure Dennard will give the outside right corner spot up.
No progress on the back end from the safeties. Chung being out at the end certainly didn’t help. They need Gregory back asap though I’m not sure how much he’ll help.
Ras-I played Money again, I’m all for giving him some more opportunities. He has to earn them in practice but a little changeup outside of Dennard might spark something.
Would Dont’a Hightower help things at all?
Very curious how Cunningham, McCourty and Ninkovich grade out.
Deion Branch might be the only healthy receiving weapon the Pats have at the moment.
O-line play was sound in protection, that’s what’s so maddening about the offenses fizzle. Run blocking seemed hit or miss.
There will be plenty of talk about how slim the Pats margin of loss has been, but their problems are real. The good news is that the killer instinct they need has time to develop still.
However, the back end of the coverage is getting exposed over and over, and now there are even more health questions there.
Despite the loss it was an awesome trip to Seattle. Ate a lot of good food, met some passionate Pats fans, and even saw Mr Kraft’s Saturday night appearance.
More analysis of the same problems coming this week…