The Patriots have more young players filling key roles on offense and defense than we're normally accustomed to seeing, and there are a few reasons for that. One is the salary cap, as Bill Belichick explained.
Patrick Daugherty ranks and evaluates all of Week 8's top receiver plays. (Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports)
It’s fairly well established that the New England Patriots’ offense is complicated and difficult for players to learn. Former Patriots wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who was acquired last season before the NFL trade deadline and cut this summer, told Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated, that he had those same issues picking up New England’s system. It was definitely a hard playbook,” Sanu said.