The key to the Pats offensive problems is running the ball more as Mike Lombardi pointed out in his blog today: The National Football Post | National Football Post Tavern Talk You need to be run 60/40 with a young QB who can't make reads quick enough yet. It would be better to cut the field in half after play action fakes to make it an easier read for him. Defenses are allowed to tee off when the passes come in bunches on offense and this type play calling brings out Cassel's weak points at this point of his career. Hopefully coming out of the bye after the coaches do their self evaluation, which is typical during the bye week, they will see that they have a tendency to get pass happy and being that Tom Brady is no longer behind center this needs to change. Maroney, Morris and Jordan can all be workhorses and when one of them gets hot in a game ride that horse to victory. They can run the ball, they just need to call it more and stick with it. The key on offense the rest of the season will be patience with the run, then you can play action off of that and hit Moss deep. With an in-experienced QB this is the best way to succeed imho, it will also ease him in to games if they run more in the 1st half. Taking away 8 Cassel runs the Pats have run the ball a total of 72 times in the first 3 games, this number needs to be needs to be 30+ per game rather than the current 24 avg.