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It sounds like things are bad in Beantown.  Sure hate to hear that... 

 

The Athletic's Chad Graff writes "the point of concern is nearing" for the Patriots offense after it has struggled badly throughout training camp.

"The running game struggled," Graff writes. "The receivers didn’t get open. The incompletions mounted." And the quarterbacks have been under constant pressure. With longtime OC Josh McDaniels gone, coach Bill Belichick has handed offensive coaching duties to ex-DC Matt Patricia and former special teams coach Joe Judge. Patricia is coaching the offensive line and calling the plays while Judge is handling Mac Jones and the quarterbacks. Just an utter nightmare. It's a big concern for Jones' development. This offense is completely devoid of playmakers, and the coaching sounds even worse.

 

https://www.nbcsportsedge.com/football/nfl/player/62961/mac-jones

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4 minutes ago, Inigo Montoya said:

It sounds like things are bad in Beantown.  Sure hate to hear that... 

 

The Athletic's Chad Graff writes "the point of concern is nearing" for the Patriots offense after it has struggled badly throughout training camp.

"The running game struggled," Graff writes. "The receivers didn’t get open. The incompletions mounted." And the quarterbacks have been under constant pressure. With longtime OC Josh McDaniels gone, coach Bill Belichick has handed offensive coaching duties to ex-DC Matt Patricia and former special teams coach Joe Judge. Patricia is coaching the offensive line and calling the plays while Judge is handling Mac Jones and the quarterbacks. Just an utter nightmare. It's a big concern for Jones' development. This offense is completely devoid of playmakers, and the coaching sounds even worse.

 

https://www.nbcsportsedge.com/football/nfl/player/62961/mac-jones

So the one that isn't handling the QBs is calling plays...

 

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The crazy thing is the Patriots have the highest spend in 2022 for the combined TE and WR groups at $59 million and have nobody in those units that anybody would consider a significant playmaker. The Bills in contrast have $30 million between TEs and WRs.

 

Mac is in for a long season

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49 minutes ago, Inigo Montoya said:

It sounds like things are bad in Beantown.  Sure hate to hear that... 

 

The Athletic's Chad Graff writes "the point of concern is nearing" for the Patriots offense after it has struggled badly throughout training camp.

"The running game struggled," Graff writes. "The receivers didn’t get open. The incompletions mounted." And the quarterbacks have been under constant pressure. With longtime OC Josh McDaniels gone, coach Bill Belichick has handed offensive coaching duties to ex-DC Matt Patricia and former special teams coach Joe Judge. Patricia is coaching the offensive line and calling the plays while Judge is handling Mac Jones and the quarterbacks. Just an utter nightmare. It's a big concern for Jones' development. This offense is completely devoid of playmakers, and the coaching sounds even worse.

 

https://www.nbcsportsedge.com/football/nfl/player/62961/mac-jones

Yeah, yeah, yeah...and Detroit has like the best preseason record for what seems like the last 20 years. They always blow afterwards in the season. 

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I keep reading these reports and I’m not buying it (yet).  The Pats are designed to operate a heavy formation against nickle defenses.  They should be able to find a baseline amount of success with what they’re doing and I still expect them to compete most weeks.  
 

But I sure hope I’m wrong and the bottom falls out and Billy B calls it a career.

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