New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman’s explanation of their offense’s struggles is very worrisome. In fact, pretty much every part of the Patriots have been struggling as of late. The Patriots still have plenty of time to get back on track. But unless they figure it out soon rather than later, they might not be able to bounce back. It all started when Cam Newton tested positive for COVID. Bill Belichick talked about what they’ve been doing to get back on track.
“Today’s an important day in our preparation for the Broncos,” Belichick said. “We’ve had several days now of virtual meetings between the staff members and from the staff to the players. We’ve been able to cover a lot of things, but we haven’t spent any time together, so today’s our opportunity to do that. We look forward to that. One thing that we’ve learned this year repeatedly has been we have to be ready to adjust and adapt to changes and modifications and the way we do things and, in some cases, decisions that really come down to a very short amount of time that we have to be ready to adjust to.
“So we’re certainly taking things day by day — probably hour by hour would be more accurate. We’ll just see how we progress and then as we find out more on our end, or if there are other things externally that we can’t control that, then we’ll deal with those as they come. That’s the way it’s been all year. I think our team and our players have done a good job of handling those adjustments, and we’ll continue to do that.”
Patriots’ Julian Edelman’s Explanation of Offense’s Struggles is Worrisome
Now Julian Edelman has come out with some interesting things to say. The offense might have more problems than we thought.
“I mean obviously we have to catch the ball better,” said Edelman. “I think just focusing on the little details of each play and getting back to fundamental football. It’s been a weird year and your mind wonders here and there.
“You’re practicing, you’re not practicing, all these things, these factors — the best teams are the teams that are going to be able to focus on all those little route details, play details, scheme details and trying to play that to the best of your ability. When you start playing those little games, that’s when you play your best football, or at least I play my best football.”
What do you think about what he had to say?