Saturday, September 27, 2014

Cover32: Three things to watch for when the New England Patriots take on the Chiefs | New England Patriots

Three things to watch for when the New England Patriots take on the Chiefs | New England Patriots

The New England Patriots head to Arrowhead Stadium to take on the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football in Week 4. At 2-1 the Patriots are tied for first place in the AFC East with the Buffalo Bills, but their offense has been mediocre to date. By yards per game, the Patriots are 27th, with just over 301 yards per game. However, they are dead last in yards per play with a paltry 4.3 yards per offensive play.



The stats on offense are just not good through three games: The Patriots are 27th in the league in passing yards, with 589 yards; net yards gained per passing attempt (factoring in sacks and negative yardage) finds New England 30th in the NFL; and even rushing the ball sees the Patriots in the bottom half of the statistics as they are 22nd in total yards rushing with 315 yards in three games and 26th in yards per attempt at 3.5 yards per attempt.



Beyond the statistics, the offense simply does not pass the eye test...

H4-Entertainment: New England Patriots Offensive Line Improvements Are Key To Success This Season - The Sports Journal

New England Patriots Offensive Line Improvements Are Key To Success This Season - The Sports Journal

The New England Patriots prepare for a Monday Night match-up against the Kansas City Chiefs in week four with numerous question marks three weeks into the 2014 NFL season. On defense, the Patriots have been jumping between the 3-4 and 4-3 alignment and moving pass rushers such as defensive end/outside linebacker Chandler Jones inside and out trying to show different looks and experimenting with different looks.  It is no different in the secondary as top cornerback Darrelle Revis passively vented recently about the lack of aggressive schemes as New England was anything but aggressive in coverage last week against Oakland.
On offense, however, New England is an absolute mess. 

H4-Entertainment: New England Patriots Offensive Line Improvements Are Key To Success This Season - The Sports Journal

New England Patriots Offensive Line Improvements Are Key To Success This Season - The Sports Journal

The New England Patriots prepare for a Monday Night match-up against the Kansas City Chiefs in week four with numerous question marks three weeks into the 2014 NFL season. On defense, the Patriots have been jumping between the 3-4 and 4-3 alignment and moving pass rushers such as defensive end/outside linebacker Chandler Jones inside and out trying to show different looks and experimenting with different looks.  It is no different in the secondary as top cornerback Darrelle Revis passively vented recently about the lack of aggressive schemes as New England was anything but aggressive in coverage last week against Oakland.
On offense, however, New England is an absolute mess. 

FullPressCoverage.com: New England Patriots’ Top 2019 NFL Draft Picks Show Evolution on Both Sides of the Ball

The New England Patriots may have tipped their hand with their first two 2019 NFL Draft picks. Choosing a bigger, more aggressive outside-...