These reactions to Monday's Patriots practice don't bode well for offense
Reactions to Monday's Pats practice don't bode well for offense originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston
It's been tough sledding for the New England Patriots offense so far in training camp.
Monday's practice session marked another rough day on that side of the ball. The offensive line, in particular, stood out as an area that needs to improve before the season opener on Sept. 11.
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There were plenty more issues where that came from. Several Patriots writers, including our own Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry, shared less-than-stellar reviews of the offense from Foxboro.
Patriots defense is running roughshod over the offense. Highlights for that side were âsacksâ by Christian Barmore and Matt Judon during a third-down period.
Offense looks broken. Canât protect. Losing 1-on-1s. Blitzes getting through. No run game. Miscommunication on routes.
— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) August 8, 2022
Another shaky practice for the #Patriots offense. Several breakdowns along the O-Line, which is the biggest issue right now.
One note: Iâd guess we see more of the OFF scheme we saw for most of today than the stuff we saw in the first two weeks when the games start to count.
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) August 8, 2022
How the Patriots' offense started 11-on-11s today:
-Damien Harris stuffed
-Incomplete to Agholor
-Damien Harris stuffed
-Complete short to Thornton
-Marcus Jones PBU vs. Meyers
Defense is letting them hear it.
— Zack Cox (@ZackCoxNESN) August 8, 2022
Defense is feeling themselves during this first team drill, and they're killing the offense once again. No one is open down the field.
Marcus Jones had a nice PBU on a fade route from Mac Jones to Jakobi Meyers, and it sparked a big celebration.
— Khari Thompson (@kdthompson5) August 8, 2022
Curious to see what the #Patriots offense looks like Thursday vs NYG because they need a lot of work right now. Some serious growing pains with the new system especially along the O-line. On paper, NEâs offense seems more talented than its defense. D way ahead right now, though.
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) August 8, 2022
A thought after watching the Patriots offense look efficient in 7-on-7 but struggle notably in multiple 11-on-11s: Might be time to give Dante Scarnecchia a call for an independent evaluation.
— Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) August 8, 2022
The Patriots offensive line has been really bad in 11v11s. Multiple sacks, run stuffs and pressures that force quick throws or ruin plays. Itâs not good right now.
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) August 8, 2022
The practice wrapped up with a fired-up David Andrews leading an offense-only huddle. The veteran center and team captain addressed the media after practice and acknowledged the unit's need to turn things around.
They'll look to do just that Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET in their next practice. New England will host the New York Giants for its preseason opener Thursday at 7 p.m.