Something I think has hurt the Patriots in their last 3 playoff losses was an inconsistent running attack. 2008 Superbowl - The Giants played a scheme that focused soley on rushing the QB. 2007 AFCC - Dillion broke a couple of big runs but in the 2nd half when they really needed to establish the run they couldn't get it going. 1 or 2 more first downs and the Colts don't even get the ball back. 2006 - Divisional Game - Denver blitzed like mad, showed a total lack of respect for the running game. This year the running game looked great against SD and then poor against the Giants. Very up and down. In the off season I expected either a blocking TE or a mauling guard to be added to the mix to establish more of a physical presence along the line. Maroney will benefit from a full off season of training, he couldn't really work out last year after his surgery. Open questions Will the Patriots try to establish a more consistent running game? How will they do this? Will another year in the zone blocking scheme make a difference? Will a healthy Morris back a difference?