foshman Rates the New England Patriots





New England Patriots

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Sports:
Football
League:
National Football League
Venue:
Location:
Foxboro, MA United States
Conference:
American Football Conference

Season Outlook Analysis

Offense
Position
Quarterbacks
A-
There was a clear drop off in Brady's physical skills last season, though it ultimately didn't matter.
Running Backs
B
James White is an excellent change of pace back and Michel looks like he's going to get every opportunity to be the focal point of the Pats offense.
Protection & Blocking
B-
Receiving
B
Losing Gronk hurts but the Pats receivers always benefit from Brady.
Skills
Speed
B-
Production
A-
Big Play Ability
B
Consistency
A
Red Zone Success
A
Skills Analysis Notes
Not a super talented group but a group that know how to produce when it matters most.
Defense
Position
Defensive Line
B
They'll win with scheme.
Linebackers
B+
Plenty of versatility here.
Defensive Backs
A-
The strength of the defense.
Skills
Passing Game Defense
A-
Stopping the Run
B-
Controlling Field Position
B-
Stopping The Big Play
C+
Causing Turnovers
B+
Skills Analysis Notes
The Patriots will do what they've always done and make plays when they need to.
Special Teams and Coaching
Special Teams
Place Kicking
A
Punting
B
Kickoff/Punt Returning
B+
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
A-
Overall Unit Analysis
Always solid this unit frequently goes unnoticed on the Patriots teams.
Coaching
Effectiveness
A
Preparedness
A
Decision Making
A-
Overall Coaching / School Analysis
The best staff in the game.
Overall Team
Overall Team Grade
A
Analysis
They have some holes but they always do, and they always overcome them.
Last season, did the team
meet your expectations?
Outperformed my Expectations
Expected Wins
11
Expectations/ Outlook
They'll win the division with no competition. The Colts, Chiefs and Chargers need to be better than the Patriots in the playoffs or New England will go to another Super Bowl.