Week 1 against Cinci, they averaged as a team over 5 yards a carry, with Fred Taylor getting the majority of those carries (14 for 71 yards). This week, first drive of the game, we all remember that it was for the most part a good drive. It ate a bunch of clock, drove down the field, had good balance, and would have amounted to 3 points if not for a penalty that clearly messed with Gostkowski. 1st and 10 at NE 28 (Shotgun) T.Brady pass short right to W.Welker pushed ob at NE 39 for 11 yards. 1st and 10 at NE 39 F.Taylor right tackle to NYJ 23 for 38 yards (J.Leonhard). PENALTY on NE-B.Tate, Illegal Formation, 5 yards, enforced at NE 39 - No Play. 1st and 15 at NE 34 T.Brady pass short right to R.Gronkowski to NE 48 for 14 yards (B.Thomas). 2nd and 1 at NE 48 F.Taylor left guard to NYJ 46 for 6 yards (S.Pouha, D.Harris). 1st and 10 at NYJ 46 T.Brady pass incomplete deep right to R.Moss (J.Leonhard). 2nd and 10 at NYJ 46 K.Faulk left end to NYJ 45 for 1 yard (K.Wilson). 3rd and 9 at NYJ 45 (Shotgun) T.Brady pass short right to K.Faulk to NYJ 37 for 8 yards (D.Harris). 4th and 1 at NYJ 37 F.Taylor right tackle to NYJ 35 for 2 yards (B.Thomas). 1st and 10 at NYJ 35 (Shotgun) T.Brady pass short left to A.Hernandez to NYJ 26 for 9 yards (D.Harris). 2nd and 1 at NYJ 26 F.Taylor left tackle to NYJ 23 for 3 yards (S.Pouha). 1st and 10 at NYJ 23 F.Taylor right guard to NYJ 22 for 1 yard (S.Pouha, B.Scott). 2nd and 9 at NYJ 22 T.Brady pass incomplete short right to K.Faulk (B.Scott). 3rd and 9 at NYJ 22 (Shotgun) T.Brady pass short left to W.Welker to NYJ 14 for 8 yards (D.Revis, E.Smith). 4th and 1 at NYJ 14 (Field Goal formation) PENALTY on NE-Z.Mesko, Delay of Game, 5 yards, enforced at NYJ 14 - No Play. 4th and 6 at NYJ 19 S.Gostkowski 37 yard field goal is No Good, Wide Left, Center-J.Ingram, Holder-Z.Mesko. So in this drive Taylor has a long run negated by a penalty, 3 more runs that all pick up first downs (one on a 4th down), and his last run being a bad gain on first down. After the drive, he gets a grand total of 1 carry the rest of the game, and for no good reason why. Did anyone else find this extremely frustrating? How does the team plan on ever establishing a running game when it randomly decides to keep him on the sidelines after Taylor had been giving them a reliable running game that picks up yards when it needs to and is enough of a threat to keep the defense honest. Say what you want about halftime adjustments/play calling/Brady's accuracy, but the decision to give all of Taylor's carries to BJGE, and then just stop running the ball entirely because BJGE sucks was moronic and played a huge role in the offense stagnating and becoming one dimensional.