1st half versus 2nd half Scoring

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    1st half versus 2nd half Scoring

    I have a theory.

    !st Half, the PATS benefit from Bill Belichik's game planning.  One of the best in the game, he has the team prepared well almost every week.

    2nd half, BB depends on his coordinators to read the game, interpret whats working, whats not working and also make adjustments based on what the other team is doing.  BB's coordinators are the weak link on this team.  We have lead 13 of 14 games in the second half.  The coordinators have cost the team at least 4 losses...

    This team has the talent to win it all.... The coaching to go one and done.....
     
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    Though the defense lacks a "pass rush", the defense is not the weakest link. If you look at the post game analysis in the last couple of games, you will see that the patriots made defensive adjustments at halftime that slowed the opponents offense. An example is last week against the bills. The bills could no longer run in the second half.
    It is hard to believe that there are only 2 receivers on the Pats. The Pats can't score in the second half. I am hopeful that fred Taylor will come back and be an instant boost. The Pats need a way to open up another receiver. Maybe Light and Volmer in at the same time will help. The Pats need to start getting the TEs involved in more than just the running game. With better blocking from the Oline, they should become a bigger part of the passing game.
     
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    Pats need better 2nd half coaching on O. First have they play well normally take a lead at halftime. 2nd half opponents D makes adjustments and Pats don't adjust to those adjustments. Hence many 3 and outs and very little 2nd half scoring. If we can start adjusting post halftime to opposing D's adjustments this team has what it takes to win it all.
     
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    Some of the starters are a bunch of rookies named Chung, Butler, Brace, Myron Pryor, Edelman and Vollmer.  ALso, Ohrnberger is on the bench.  Don't even ask how much experience the backup QB has.  The rooks are only good at what they've practiced for 4 months and they don't know how to do adjustments on the fly.  Other starters like Burgess are just learning the Patriots system this month, or like Shawn Springs, Brandon McGowan and (turn your nametag around please) Leigh Bodden have four months experience with the new Patriots system.  Then there's the really experienced guys like Gary Guyton and Pierre Woods.  They all need to learn the NFL's most difficult defense/offense and execute it in an instant. 

    These guys all do vanilla.  If you practice something new all week, the kids can get it right.  Switch something with 15 minutes notice and good luck!

    Fortunately, the pee-wee Patriots get better with every game.  That's what everyone wants going into the playoffs.  Unfortunately the playoffs start January 9-10, three games away, and then the competition gets rougher on January 16-17.
     
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    There are a lot of "first year players" on the Pats, but believe it or not that is not where there problems are. There biggest problems are the offense. Is it possible the experience of the OC is "vanilla"?
     

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