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  1. Pats726

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    Obviously this is much more a potent offense this year, but I really fear what will happen if Maroney goes down and it's left up to Faulk and Morris to have a ground game. Don't know enough about Morris, but I think even the combo would not be adequate to run the ball steadily. Other weaknesses??
     
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    QB - nope
    OL - nope
    TE - nope (the only question is whether Watson becomes great or just stays good)
    WR - sure we have no clue how it'll work out, but there are so many guys that a couple of them will stick. even if Washington blows and Stallworth gets hurt we'll still have Moss, Welker, and the guys from last year. We don't know exactly how this will sort itself out, but there's little question that it will work out just fine.
    RB - Here we are. Can Maroney stay healthy while carrying a full load? Is Faulk getting too old? Can anyone fill in for Maroney when the need arises? Can they get the short yards when they need them? Who the heck is Sammy Morris? With the WRs they have will they even bother running the ball?

    RB is definitely the weak spot, but I have a feeling NE will be spreading things out a lot anyway. They've had no issue doing so in the past, and they've had no problem using short passes in place of a running game.
     
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    run blocking is our weakness
     
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    Having little, if anything, to do with Maroney's issue last year, I also worry about RB depth, in the same way that I'd worry if Brady went down (but not as worried, that would be disaster). If Maroney gets hurt it's a big drop-off.
     
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    Not to worried about RB, if the Pats can win a SB w/ A. Smith I'm sure they could win one with a Combo of Faulk and Morris (assuming Maroney goes down).
     
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    depth at RB
     
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    Inconsistent O-Line performance.

    The most underrated problem on our team.

    Belichick is aware of this, judging by the draft. More fodder for Dante. :)
     
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    The biggest problem is uncertainty. New blocking scheme just for Maroney, 20-30 new receivers.

    The OLine will actually be a strength once we settle into what we want to do with the skill positions.

    With things in flux, the OLine will look bad, but it's a result of confusion elsewhere, not the cause.
     
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    RB seems like weakest. Besides Maroney there is no proven full-time back to take his place. Maroney already seems injury prone so like others said it would have to be a combo of Faulk and Morris or we could just run 5 WR sets all day :rocker:
     
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    Back up RB...
     
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    1) Depth at RB
    2) LT pass blocking, which leads to #3
    3) Proven Backup QB
    4) experience of the coordinator. To me, it's like a small private prop plane pilot trying to fly an F-16. I hope McD is up to it.
     
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    I think if anything happens to Maroney, BB will be on the phone to Dillon in a heartbeat.

    The biggest problem I see with the offense is the deep passing game. Neither Moss nor Stallworth are quick twitch types that can explode in and out of cuts. They are downfield threats. In order to be a downfield threat, a WR and QB need to be on the same page and they need time. New receivers for the second year in a row present timing and sync issues. Add to that 2 OT's that have a history of problems with speed rushers and it is concievable that Brady could get smacked around a good bit more than usual this year.
     
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    Until we're sure that Maroney is healthy, this is the biggest question mark... followed by the loss of Daniel Graham and what he meant to the running game.

    Kyle Brady should be able to handle that role adequately but he is getting up in age and until I see him in real gametime action making key blocks I won't be sure.
     
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    Oline (RT and depth)
    RB depth
    Tom Brady getting hurt

    Those are the only things that concern me on offense. Not that I am that worried or anything.
     
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    Most definetely run blocking. That needs to improve. Hopefully the swith to zone will help the O-line play to it's strengths; athleticism. Finally, Maroney is a question mark at running back. Can he carry the full load? Will he stay healthy? I believe so. Another offseason to train and he is perfect for a zone run blocking scheme. I like Morris and Faulk at the backup spots.
     
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    Inconsistency of the offensive line.
     
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    Weakest links:

    1) Nick Kaczur
    2) Matt Cassell
    3) Sammie Morris

    None of which is particularly horrible.
     
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    vary good i argee
     
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    worried about Kazcur..we couldnt run behind him. the OL in general is the only real concern besides maybe..what do we do with 2 deep threats who arent possesion guys? Someones gotta go over middle and run intermediate/short routes. Cant make it simple..lets hope Stall and Moss prove us wrong and show they can be somewhat compliments to each other
     
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    -lack of depth in the running game
    -possible learning curve issues w/ new blocking scheme
    -chemistry
     

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