Here are a series of pictures of a running play from the first quarter of the Pats San Fransico game. I find this play to be the most glaring example of the indecision, hesitance, and/or lack of vision that Maroney has displayed as a Patriots running back. The Pats are lined up in a balanced I-formation with 2 TEs and 1 WR on their own 4 yard line. Maroney is out of view lined up directly behind the FB, Heath Evans. As the ball is snapped, Cassel hands off to Maroney. The play is designed to run to right side of the line of scrimage. San Fran's Left DE is swallowed up in the middle of the line of scrimage. The Pats TE Thomas seals off the San Fran safety(or corner?) (No. 27) who is playing close to the line of scrimage. A clear hole is developing off tackle on the right side of the line. Maroney plants his left foot and appears to be making a cut towards the hole. With a giant hole off right tackle, Maroney plants his right foot and begins a stutter step. This is the point where most NFL running backs (e.g. Sammy Morris et. al.) would instinctively burst towards a developing openning. Pat's RT Kaczur has the ILB, Willis locked up and the hole off tackle has clearly been established, however, Maroney appears to be cutting away from the hole back towards the center of the line of scrimage. Although a giant hole is present off right tackle, Maroney stutter steps and hesitates behind the line of scrimage and puts his hand on the RT's Kazcur's back. Where are you going LoMo? At this point Maroney should reaching full speed 2 to 3 yards beyond the line of scrimage in a dash for the endzone. This is where the batteries in my camera died. I believe Maroney got 5-7 yards on this play, but this play should have gone for at least 15-20. IMO this play illustrates that Maroney has serious tunnel vision as he never turns his head towards a gaping hole (by NFL standards). This poor play has nothing to do with an injured shoulder. Yes this is one play, but it typifies the indecision, hesitance, and/or lack of vision that Maroney has displayed during his NFL career. IMO, Despite his speed and power, Maroney lacks the instincts to be an effective NFL running back and will not be resigned by the Patriots at the end of his current contract.