Patriots Must Focus on Bringing Balance to Offense This Offseason

February 1, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New England Patriots ran the ball 14 times against the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship Game, and it felt like they ran it entirely too much.
That's the story of the running game in New England over the past two seasons: not much production, because they don't and can't run the ball. 
Whether it's a lack of movement on the offensive line, an inability by Patriots running backs to create yards on their own when the easy yards aren't there or some combination of both, something must improve for the Patriots to establish a formidable rushing attack in 2016.
Of course, this discussion is likely to be met by two schools of refutal:
There will be those who point to the team's quarterback, Tom Brady, and say that with him at the helm, the Patriots neither want nor need to establish an effective running game. As long as No. 12 is behind center, throwing accurate passes to his receivers who can create yards after the catch, the Patriots will always be a pass-f...

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