With each season the New England Patriots are getting additional faraway from their “glory days”. They made the playoffs with quarterback Mac Jones as a rookie final season and are hoping for enchancment after getting annihilated by Buffalo.
You should suppose that Jones will get higher however his ceiling seems to be restricted. New England is in transition offensively, with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels leaving to take over the Las Vegas Raiders. The method New England is changing him is unusual, too.
Bill Belichick deserves all the latitude in the world, however he could also be making an attempt a little bit too exhausting to show his greatness right now with the method he’s filling his workers in nontraditional methods. It may work due to his total grip on the staff, however I’m not enthusiastic about it. (Basically, he’s not going to have a conventional offensive or defensive coordinator this season)
I’m additionally not very enthusiastic about the method they’ve added to the roster this offseason. This staff wants extra playmakers throughout the area but they appear to be taking part in it protected. They upgraded the receiver place however that was a low bar, and on protection past linebacker Matt Judon there’s not lots that scares you.
I feel I do know New England will beat the dangerous groups however how they measure up towards common to good ones is difficult to see. Is the coach going to have the ability to proceed to get them over the prime? I’m not assured.
New England Patriots Win Total
Over 8.5 (-115)
Under 8.5 (-105)
Best Bet: Under 8.5
Whether that’s the case or not, they’ve a really powerful begin to the season. They start at the rival Dolphins and three of their first 4 video games are on the street. With journeys to Pittsburgh and Green Bay, the Patriots is probably not favored in any of them and their solely residence recreation in the stretch is towards the Ravens, who are powerful wherever you play them.
The distinction between a humbling yr and a very horrible season will hinge on their subsequent two video games, residence towards the Detroit Lions after which at Cleveland (with out Deshaun Watson). Those are absolute musts and despite the fact that the staff is in a state of flux I like the Patriots to win.
Next, New England has three winnable video games with residence video games towards Chicago and Indianapolis sandwiched round a visit to the New York Jets. If they get all of these they simply may get better from a troublesome begin.
New England has a Week 10 bye however after that, the competitors actually stiffens. In the second half of the season they should play each of their video games towards the Bills. Only their second recreation towards the Jets, which is simply after the bye, could be thought-about a possible win.
The remainder of their video games are towards groups that must be in the playoffs this season or had been final yr. The Pats had been in that group a season in the past however had been outclassed. To me, they’ve made solely minor enhancements to the roster and I’ve considerations about the method the staff is organized. Right now I’m not simply seeing the way it comes collectively this season.
Belichick has to have a clunker each now and again, would not he? Their margin for error is as slim because it has been in 20 years so the beneath is the play.
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