An outsider may view the Pats 3-2 record with some positives...until he/she realizes that the Pats wins are verses teams with a combined 6-13 record. More troubling is that their losses are against teams with a combined 5-8 record. The offense has been ineffective and the defense remains a mystery to me. So let's grade the groups. Offense: QB........C-....he is what he is RB........C......injuries are stacking up, but is Maroney's loss a loss? Faulk has had very few touches WR.....C+....Tough to grade. Cassel has had little time to throw and has been inaccurate at times. Our WRs are great, but the passing game is not. TE's......C-....8 catches this year. The OLine that they help block for has been mauled. Cassel's lack of experience, lack of time, lack of checkoffs all lead to near zero production. OL....D....Their play in the two losses are more ingrained in my mind than the wins. The defensive game plan has been ...charge the middle of the line and fluster Cassel, clog Maroney's lanes. The OLine has not been stout enough to repel the pressure. Watching Koppen getting mauled last week was scary. DL......C.....still waiting to see our first rounders make an impact this year OLB..... C-....This goup has had very little impact since the Jets game. No QB pressure what so ever. The 3-4 D is supposed to allow the LBs to scheme and be the playmakers. Still waiting ILB....C....Ronnie Brown says thank you. Mayo has had his moments. But all in all the entire LB corps has been lackluster S.......C......where were you guys last week. Covering Gates I guess CB......B/D......Hobbs good, O'Neal...not so much. The entire seconday has been left out to dry as far as I'm concerned. The front seven has been anemic in the pressure department, leaving our little DBs to fend for themselves. K....A-....If he had made that FG last week....A+ P....I don't know ST.....B-.....Hobbs has shined, but coverage has had issues. Coaching....C.... some will say 3-2 is a good record, especially considering new QB and RB injuries. Not me. Whether it is personel issues or not, I see very little creativity both on O and D. Where are the Safety blitzes? Why are the WR cushions so large...year after year. The bend but don't break philosophy has been breaking with big plays being the norm these days. Management...BB/Pioli.....C......tough grade to give a group that gave us the 16-0 record. However, misfires in the draft are starting to have an impact. As our "project" QB continues to lead the troups, one can wonder if the picks for Chad Jackson, Marquis Hill (RIP), Spygate 1st rounder...could have been put to better use Team Grade.....C.... but trending south. Not much to be said for a team that has been dominated at times, and whose MVP is the FG Kicker. Unfortunately this season has 7-9 written all over it. Unless BB starts to take more chances on both sides of the ball, expect a frustrating final 11 games.