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A five-point plan to fix the Pats offense

A five-point plan to fix the Patriots’ offense originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Will the New England Patriots’ offense wake up in Week 2?

The issues that plagued them throughout training camp and preseason were glaring in their Week 1 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Between the porous offensive line and the three costly turnovers, New England didn’t give itself much of a chance in the 20-7 defeat.

Curran: Week 2 vs. Steelers is close to a must-win game for the Pats

So, how can the Patriots fix some of their offensive deficiencies ahead of Sunday’s game vs. the Pittsburgh Steelers? On a new episode of the Patriots Talk Podcast, our Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel put together a five-point plan to get them back on track.

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Point 1: Change up tempo

“You start pressing the tempo as an offensive unit, you get to the line of scrimmage and all of a sudden you’re back on the line of scrimmage, that really confuses the defense at times,” Cassel said. “When you get on the line of scrimmage and you press the issue, that allows you to kind of set the tempo. And you don’t always have to snap the ball right away. But at the same time, it puts pressure on that defensive unit and I think it allows you to operate with a little more simplicity when you’re looking at the defensive side because they have to be.”

Point 2: Take more shots

“I think this offense has to take more shots. And you don’t have to do it five times a quarter or anything like that. … But you have to show the opposing defense, particularly the DBs, that you can’t sit on our intermediate route game,” Cassel said.

“They have to be able to show defenses that they can’t come up and just sit on those intermediate routes. Instead, we’re gonna blow the top off the coverage, we’re going to take our shots, and if we hit them, that’s a great result. But just showing defense that you have that in your bag is gonna…


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