Every year BB neglects a position

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    Every year BB neglects a position

    It seems like almost every year since 2004, BB has neglected one key position, as if to test his own genius after winning 3 Super Bowls in 4 years.

    Whether it be wide receiver (2006), cornerback (2008) or linebacker (2009, as of now), BB seems prone to overconfidence in his ability to overcome a glaring deficiency and win a Super Bowl.

    Well, we haven't won it all since 2004. It may be nice to have 3 second round picks next year, but I don't think this roster was so rock solid that we could safely afford to trade all of those picks.

    Everette Brown fell to the second round, and Michael Johnson fell to the 3rd.

    W-T-F? I don't really care if neither were a perfect fit for the BB linebacker profile. We need a pass rush, and it would seem like an even more glaring hole if not for the BB mystique.

    How much better will Thomas be this year than Vrabel was last year? Players his age decline very fast, and get injured more often.

    I think BB was overconfident in his abilities and what he already has on the roster, and we will pay the price, just as we did when relying on the WRs of '06 and the CBs of '08.
     
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    In 2006 they adressed the need at RB and took Maroney.  I think only one WR was taken in the 1st round that year (Holmes) and no one thought Greg Jennings would turn out the way he did. 

    In '08 they only drafted the defensive rookie of the year.  Would you rather they have drafted a DB such as Talib or Rogers-Cromartie?  If they had done that, wouldn't everyone be screaming they are not addressing the needs at LB? 
     
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    And every year people freak out about these "holes" and every year we compete for a championship? Maybe you should trust Belichick a little more. maybe you should realize that you have no idea how good Woods or Crable look behind the scenes. You are freaking out but if Woods has a big year or Crable has a big year you will be right back to swinging off Belichicks ball sack. The guy is the best coach in all of football why dont you trust him a little bit.
     
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    Did he neglect WR by getting Welker and Moss and setting scoring records? He drafted Wilhite and Wheatley so how was cornerback neglected and Butler and Chung so how  is CB/DB being currently neglected ? He drafted Mayo, Crable, Lua and Mackenzie so how is LB being neglected ? Oh and he acquired two 2nds next year so (maybe)  he can trade up to get Brandon Spikes, although after winning a Super Bowl that could be a long way up. Like I always say don't expect BB to field all pro players at every position...simply not possible the way things are...The NFL is not fantasy football (even though some think it is). And alot can change very quickly: for example is there a deficiency at LB if the Pats acquire Peppers and put him and Thomas at OLB ?

    Things take time. I don't expect Meriweather to be Ed Reed his rookie season. I don't expect Darius Butler to be Champ Bailey this season. Look at the fact that the Pats draft from a low spot nearly every year (think top ten record nets 22-32 pick in first). You can't throw down your crayons because Belichick did not draft the pass rushing OLB you wanted him to draft. Belichick is good at what he does (read better than Polian and Dungy combined) and makes the most of a situation at any given time...practice by practice....game by game...

    I love the Pats as much as anyone but to think they're going to win the Super Bowl every year for ten or twelve years is like me finding Halle Berry and Heidi Klum under the Mistletoe every Christmas....probably not going to happen. Even contending for a Super Bowl every year over a ten year span is a remarkable accomplishment.

    Until some team goes out and beats every other team 84-0 we may see a perfect season, but we will never see a perfect team.

     
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    Did he neglect WR by getting Welker and Moss and setting scoring records? He drafted Wilhite and Wheatley so how was cornerback neglected and Butler and Chung so how  is CB/DB being currently neglected ? He drafted Mayo, Crable, Lua and Mackenzie so how is LB being neglected ? Oh and he acquired two 2nds next year so (maybe)  he can trade up to get Brandon Spikes, although after winning a Super Bowl that could be a long way up. Like I always say don't expect BB to field all pro players at every position...simply not possible the way things are...The NFL is not fantasy football (even though some think it is). And alot can change very quickly: for example is there a deficiency at LB if the Pats acquire Peppers and put him and Thomas at OLB ?

    Things take time. I don't expect Meriweather to be Ed Reed his rookie season. I don't expect Darius Butler to be Champ Bailey this season. Look at the fact that the Pats draft from a low spot nearly every year (think top ten record nets 22-32 pick in first). You can't throw down your crayons because Belichick did not draft the pass rushing OLB you wanted him to draft. Belichick is good at what he does (read better than Polian and Dungy combined) and makes the most of a situation at any given time...practice by practice....game by game...

    I love the Pats as much as anyone but to think they're going to win the Super Bowl every year for ten or twelve years is like me finding Halle Berry and Heidi Klum under the Mistletoe every Christmas....probably not going to happen. Even contending for a Super Bowl every year over a ten year span is a remarkable accomplishment.

    Until some team goes out and beats every other team 84-0 we may see a perfect season, but we will never see a perfect team.

     
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    well said john,as much as i would love to see the pats in the SB every year,I know its not gonna happen.yes I am concerned about the OLB spot,but who knows maybe who we have there will really surprise us like cassel did this past season.I am more concerned on the back-up QB position then at OLB.cassel had a few years to learn the ropes,and the system.o-connell has only one year.I pray brady is healthy all season long.plus its only may.we have until aug,and the pats will know by then if they need to bring someone in.
     
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    Very well put John! 
     
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    Napoleon Harris.  bring him in for a look-see
     
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    "You are freaking out but if Woods has a big year or Crable has a big year you will be right back to swinging off Belichicks ball sack."

    Wow.  Just wow.
     
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    what uis so wow about it? How many guys come on here and act like they know more then Belichick? How many guys called him crazy for sticking with Cassel while guys like me and Mighty were backing cassel up and then 4 months later when Cassel is king sh*t they all love him and Belichick is back to being top dog? Thats all i am saying is this kid is questioning Belichick now like he knows more but if Crable turns out to be a beast he will be right back here in 6 months saying "I knew it all along! Belichick is the man" and its BS. The guy proved last year that he knows whats best for the team, while alot of us freaked out about Cassel being the #1 QB Belichick knew we would be fine cause he knows more then us. How many times does he have to shut us up before we shut up?
     
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    The pats run defense is more of an issue than pass rush/ pass defense.
     
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    We were a top ten defense against the run last year werent we?
     
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    I don't often criticize BB, so all your assumptions about me and my other opinions in the past and future show you to be a BB ball swinger of the most enthusiastic sort.

    Also, I'm criticizing BB's recent over-confidence, not his intelligence.

    If he hadn't been overconfident last year, he would have re-signed Asante, and not assumed that he could win with any chumps that got released in training camp.

    Making this sort of criticism doesn't mean I don't think BB has been the best thing to ever happen to the Patriots, believe it or not. Only a ball swinger would jump to that assumption without any other evidence.




     
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    Just never heard that expression before.  I have to admit it is awesome.

    And BB doesn't neglect positions.  It's not like there are 6'5 270 lb outside linebackers growing on trees.  He's subject to a salary cap and competing for scarce talent in a league that overpays for everyone in a game where players get injured faster than the US military can kill civilians in third world countries.
     
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    "It's not like there are 6'5 270 lb outside linebackers growing on trees."

    Michael Johnson was available in the 3rd round. He would have been a dirt cheap, extremely athletic pass rushing insurance policy in a league that overpays for everyone in a game where dirt cheap, top flight atheticism is more rare than mention of the continued blockade of humanitarian aid to Gaza in American media.

    Whatever the reservations about MJ's work ethic, I just don't think we were/are in a position to pass on such a low risk/high reward insurance policy.

    In general, I strongly agree with BB's tendency to stockpile future picks. But one of our thirds and a 6th could have been used to move up for Johnson. All it takes is AThomas getting hurt, and our pass rush situation is code red. We all know sh!t happens over the course of a season.


     
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    [QUOTE]We were a top ten defense against the run last year werent we?
    Posted by MVPkilla[/QUOTE]

    No..# 15 in run defense.

    #11 in pass defense.
     
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    [QUOTE]It seems like almost every year since 2004, BB has neglected one key position, as if to test his own genius after winning 3 Super Bowls in 4 years. Whether it be wide receiver (2006), cornerback (2008) or linebacker (2009, as of now), BB seems prone to overconfidence in his ability to overcome a glaring deficiency and win a Super Bowl.

    RESPONSE: Yeah...we should fire da bum...LOL!! 

         Every year since 2004, old age has crept upon the Pats. Theres' also something known as the salary cap...which made it impossible for the Pats to pay all of their good players. As a result, some tough choices had to be made. Lawyer Milloy and released in 2003, Damien Woody, David Patten, Antwain Smith, David Patton, and Ted Washington left as FAs in 2004, Ty Law and Tom Ashworth  in 2005, David Givens, Deion Branch, Willie McGinest, and Adam Vinatieri in 2006, Corey Dillon, Tully Banta-Cain, and Daniel Graham in 2007, Asante Samuel, Randall Gay, Eugene Wilson, and Rosevelt Colvin were gone in 2008, and Jabar Gaffney, Lonnie Paxson, and Mike Vrabel were lost this season.

         Key injuries to Tom Brady in 2008, Rosevelt Colvin in 2007, Junior Seau and Rodney Harrison in 2006, injuries to the entire secondary in 2005, also were factors in derailing the Pats from winning SBs in those years.

         But, who has come closer? In 2006 and 2007...the Pats were one defensive play away from winning it all. One could argue that a healthy Tom Brady would have at least given the Pats one more win last year...and a birth in the playoffs. When you consider that the Pats were 5-1 down the stretch, and still had the 3rd highest scoring team in the league without Brady...who knows how far the Pats could have gone last year.

         The bottom line is, every year, free agency and the salary cap force changes. Not every problem can be addressed every time. The Pats philosophy is to maintain strength at QB, and on the OL and DL...and let the chips fall where they may. Who has been more successful in this decade?

    Well, we haven't won it all since 2004. It may be nice to have 3 second round picks next year, but I don't think this roster was so rock solid that we could safely afford to trade all of those picks. Everette Brown fell to the second round, and Michael Johnson fell to the 3rd. W-T-F?

    RESPONSE: Brown is not a 3-4 OLB. He is a 4-3 DE only. Thats why so many teams passed on him...until a 4-3 team, Carolina, who are in desperate need for a DE to eventually replace Julis Peppers, drafted him. 
        
         Michael Johnson's work ethic is in question...as well as his love for the game. Thats' why he fell where he did to Cincinnati. 

    I don't really care if neither were a perfect fit for the BB linebacker profile. We need a pass rush, and it would seem like an even more glaring hole if not for the BB mystique. How much better will Thomas be this year than Vrabel was last year? Players his age decline very fast, and get injured more often.

    RESPONSE: All true, my friend. But, we have to assume that BB saw no one available at #23 to fit the OLB/pass-rusher role. Had Larry English, Brian Orakpo, or Robert Ayers slipped (many had English and Ayers going in round 2), I think that BB would have taken any one of these 3. 

         BB knew that his secondary, haven given up 31 TD passes last year, had to be revamped. My guess is that the Pats targeted CBs Darius Butler and Alphonso Smith, safeties Louis Delmas and Patrick Chung, and NT Ron Brace (to provide back-up at NT, and insurance in case Vince Wilfolk leaves as a FA). So...with the remaining "value" in the draft in the secondary...thats' where BB struck.

         There are two ways to stop the pass. The best is a good pass rush...and the other way is through good coverage. The Pats secondary should be vastly improved in 2009.  


    I think BB was overconfident in his abilities and what he already has on the roster, and we will pay the price, just as we did when relying on the WRs of '06 and the CBs of '08.

    RESPONSE: BB didn't really think that he would lose Deion Branch. But, when Branch grossly overpriced himself, he was gone for a #1 pick. Who got the better of that trade, my friend? Furthermore, WRs didn't cost the Pats a championship in 2006. The defense did.

         In 2008...CBs didn't cost the Pats a title. It was a combination of things...a weak pass-rush, poor secondary play, and the loss of Tom Brady.

    Posted by arodrambone[/QUOTE]

         So, my friend, in 2009, we have Tom Brady supposedly healthy again. Our secondary should be greatly improved, after an influx of youth, athleticism, speed, and experience. The one hole that remains is OLB. BB had thought that Jason Taylor would be the guy to fill the void. But, he had a Plan B...and that Plan B is DE/OLB Derrick Burgess of the Oakland Raiders. 

         Its' very difficult to fill every weakness in the course of one off-season. I like how the Pats have revamped the secondary. All in all, I think that the Pats have a stronger roster this year than last...if for no other reason, because Tom Brady is back.  

         Theres' still lots of time before September rolls along. Be confident, my friend. After all, things could be worse. You could be a Jets fan, placing all your hopes on a rookie QB...who has no WRs to throw to. 
     
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    Tex, good points all around, and I agreed with letting Branch go at the time, and obviously that was the right move. Maybe Caldwell and Gaffney were the very best BB could find.

    I will disagree that it was our defense that lost it in 2006. I think it was our lack of receivers, which made our offense weak and predictable, which prevented our defense from getting proper rest. One more first down against the Colts and we would have won.

    Asante is one that I'm pretty sure BB wishes he could take back. His price wasn't outrageous.

    I agree that Everette Brown isn't a 3 down linebacker, and even though he might have been a good situational pass rushing linebacker/4-3 end, I'm not nearly as disappointed that he wasn't drafted in the high 2nd as I am that a flyer wasn't taken on Michael Johnson in the 3rd.

    Oh well, like you said, it's still very early and there is all the reason in the world to remain confident in the situation being fully addressed.

    Definitely an extremely exciting roster.

     
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    [QUOTE]what uis so wow about it? How many guys come on here and act like they know more then Belichick? How many guys called him crazy for sticking with Cassel while guys like me and Mighty were backing cassel up and then 4 months later when Cassel is king sh*t they all love him and Belichick is back to being top dog? Thats all i am saying is this kid is questioning Belichick now like he knows more but if Crable turns out to be a beast he will be right back here in 6 months saying "I knew it all along! Belichick is the man" and its BS. The guy proved last year that he knows whats best for the team, while alot of us freaked out about Cassel being the #1 QB Belichick knew we would be fine cause he knows more then us. How many times does he have to shut us up before we shut up?
    Posted by MVPkilla[/QUOTE] I would have to say all of us at one point or another.wouldnt you agree?as fans we all back the team,but all of us,even you,and mighty ect.have questioned many things the pats have done.rather if its an age issue of a player,or a certain player they were considering on tradeing for.all of these things were choices,or conciderations by BB himself,or they would have been.when brady went down,everyone feared for the worse,there were many debates that o-connell should have started over cassel.even when cassel was winning games that wasnt pretty,or convinceing.there were debates that he wasnt good enough.but as a whole we all stood by the pats.myself,and many others were cassel backers,but diffrence in opinions dosent mean a person is a less of a fan.
     
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    Of course as fans we all second guess BB at times. But if we were as informed and intelligent (football-wise) as him we wouldn't be here posting...we'd be working in Foxboro! It's a simple fact that between the salary cap and 31 other teams also looking for talent that there will be some (perceived) "holes" on the team. I also agree with TP that it was the defense which lost them two Lombardis, not any lack of WRs. With an 18 point lead there's no way you can blame the 06 AFCCG on the offense! Last season there were just too many close losses (i.e the Jests and Colts) to make the playoffs. It took Cassel a bit to get up to speed, thus they missed out. Had Brady been playing I doubt they would have lost three games. I'm actually quite pleased at the depth they've added this offseason. With the upgrades in the secondary I think we'll see an improved pass rush. In the last couple years the rushers have only lacked half a second or so of getting to the QB a lot of times. Better coverage may buy that time for them. Also with Merriweather and Chung I can see more safety blitzes, which should also improve the QB pressure. All teams are going to have "holes" which they wish they could fill. But NE has addressed more of these than they've neglected (if you want to call it that). As far as guys who were "passed over" in the draft, there is evidently a reason. The scouting staff are very good at what they do, so I have to defer to their judgement!
     
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    Two reasons: talent in the draft and financial profiles.

    Everette Brown is a lot slower and shorter than Woods or Crable. And he is a lot weaker than Crable.

    Michael Johnson is the last player that would find a flying elvis on his helmet. People were so impressed by the names Cincy got. They can have them, thanks.

    In two seasons when they are a disfunctional underacheiving unit, everyone will still be asking how they always manage to do it.

    There may have been OLB prospects BB liked, but they were likely at the very top of the draft, and he probably looked at the rest and thought that they were only as good, or worse than the young guys he had on the roster.

    However, the players he took also fit needs, and are better athletes than what he has on the roster.

    Finances play a role as well, I am sure. If you can have equal talent at an equal need, you take a player who represents better financial value.

    Drafting corners and DTs is smart. The contract demands of these players in FA is much, much higher than Lbers, which means that LBers are a smarter FA investment and DT/CB are better draft investments.

    Just compare the incoming and outgoing contracts for Dominque Foxworth and Bart Scott from the Ravens.

    Scott got $48/6y ($8mil avg) as a one time pro-bowler. The Ravens "replaced" him with Dominique Foxworth for a $28/4yr ($7 mil avg) deal for a CB who has four career picks in four seasons, and is going on his 3rd season.

    So one million dollars seperates a very good OLB from an "adequate" CB.

    The best corners get $14-16 million as of right now. The best OLB gets something closer to $10 million per.

    If Butler has a good first season (4-5 picks) and Brown has a good first season (6-8) sacks and NE chooses to go to FA to replace the need they didn't pick, the FA price on a 6-8 sack guy is much, much less than the astronomical amount that a 4-5 pick CB would be worth.

    With "any" development of the three young corners NE should be able to avoid playing in that rich poker game for FA corners for a few seasons, and can possibly make a solid FA acquisition at a spot like OLB.

    I feel much more confident in this defense than last year's defense coming in. Aside from the development of Meriweather and Mayo into impact players, they aren't coming in with Deltha Oneal, and a crew of 34+ starters.

    I am saying now, Brace alone improves this defense. Having two big men for the nose will be enormous late games and down the playoff stretch. Ne hasn't had that luxury in a while. Bringing Brace in for even 25% of the sets to spell Wilfork will result in better play and more penetration from the DL.
     
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    Ne got gashed bad in the "Wildcat" debut in week three for 216 yards. And they missed Ty Warren big time in the Jets and Steelers games, as Wright is a terrible run stopper and it was obvious that both teams game planned to run right at Wright.

    Take away two of those and NE allows just one 100 yard rusher all season, and is is in week 17 in a shutout effort where NE essentially was daring Trent Edwards  to throw the ball into a snowstorm.

    If you only take away half the yardage the Fins got running into nickel formations NE's run defense falls into the 9th spot, and the YPC against is less than 4.0. Adding Warren against the Jets and Steelers probably brings the tally close in to the top five overall.

    The yardage seperating the #5 defense and #15 running was a mere 226 yards over the course of the season.

    And that doesn't factor in the rash of injuries at LBer.

    If you look inside the metrics there is no comparison between how bad the pass defense was compared to the rush defense.

    27 passing TDs versus 8 rushing TDs. NFL teams were almost four times as likely to get the ball in the endzone via the pass. The pass defense was a major achilles heel. And the sad part is that they played full strength at CB (for the most part) all season long.

    Even blitzing more wouldn't help this, as the 3rd and 8 situation always presented the opposing team with a nice seem because Hobbs and Oneal couldn't hold their own in press.

    The run defense dip was a fact of playing behind more often, playing in nickel and dime zones more often to offset the lowsy coverage, and missing some key games  from NE's best run stopper.

    If Seymour, WIlfork, Brace and Warren give NE a healthy season next year, they should be back in the top five. The only two seasons where they weren't top five were seasons where they missed Warren or Sey from injury.

    Actually, Brace could improve this because he projects to be a bit stouter at the POA than Wilfork is.

     
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    [QUOTE]Ne got gashed bad in the "Wildcat" debut in week three for 216 yards. And they missed Ty Warren big time in the Jets and Steelers games, as Wright is a terrible run stopper and it was obvious that both teams game planned to run right at Wright. Take away two of those and NE allows just one 100 yard rusher all season, and is is in week 17 in a shutout effort where NE essentially was daring Trent Edwards  to throw the ball into a snowstorm. If you only take away half the yardage the Fins got running into nickel formations NE's run defense falls into the 9th spot, and the YPC against is less than 4.0. Adding Warren against the Jets and Steelers probably brings the tally close in to the top five overall. The yardage seperating the #5 defense and #15 running was a mere 226 yards over the course of the season. And that doesn't factor in the rash of injuries at LBer. If you look inside the metrics there is no comparison between how bad the pass defense was compared to the rush defense. 27 passing TDs versus 8 rushing TDs. NFL teams were almost four times as likely to get the ball in the endzone via the pass. The pass defense was a major achilles heel. And the sad part is that they played full strength at CB (for the most part) all season long. Even blitzing more wouldn't help this, as the 3rd and 8 situation always presented the opposing team with a nice seem because Hobbs and Oneal couldn't hold their own in press. The run defense dip was a fact of playing behind more often, playing in nickel and dime zones more often to offset the lowsy coverage, and missing some key games  from NE's best run stopper. If Seymour, WIlfork, Brace and Warren give NE a healthy season next year, they should be back in the top five. The only two seasons where they weren't top five were seasons where they missed Warren or Sey from injury. Actually, Brace could improve this because he projects to be a bit stouter at the POA than Wilfork is.
    Posted by zbellino[/QUOTE]


    Brace will definitely help. Also agree on the FA DT vs. LB. Can see BB throwing out the ocassional 4-3 and blitzing Meriweather or Chung. I don't think the world ends just because the Pats don't have James Harrison (best pass rushing LB).
     
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    The Asante situation will really be judged in a few years once we know how our rookie and sophmore CBs turn out. If Wheatly becomes a pro bowler and Butler also becomes a pro bowler then teh Pats were right for not paying Asante all that money because in teh big picture we dont pay players top free agent money, not even tom Brady gets fair market value so why would asante. But if none of our young player turn out then it will be somethign we regret.

    As for how we drafted did you ever think that maybe Belichick is happy with the 3rd round OLB he drafted last year? Its only been a year since we drafted Crable and maybe he knows something we dont about how well Crabel has looked behind the scenes. The answer Nick Casirino or whatever his last name is gave at his appearence at the Hall at Patriots place to why we didnt draft a pass rusher was that we are happy with the young talent we already have at that spot. thats make perfect sense to me. We cant draft at the same spot over and over and over again. If Belichick drafted the way fans wanted we would have 100 Cbs and 100 LBs every year cause thats all anyone ever b*tches about.
     
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    [QUOTE]We were a top ten defense against the run last year werent we?
    Posted by MVPkilla[/QUOTE]
    Maybe, but I think the yards per attempt was high.  Basically teams were passing so much that they didnt run enough to rack up a ton of yardage on the ground.  But on a per attempt basic the Patriots run defense was not very good at all.  I'm not going to look up the stats but I am pretty sure they will back up my statement.
     

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