The New England Patriots entered their bye week on a low note after getting blown out 34-10 by the Tennessee Titans. They showed weaknesses in all three phases of the game — but we will concentrate on another aspect of the team today: its coaching staff. Despite some turnover during the offseason and a roster that lost some core contributors from years past to free agency, it still guided the club to a 7-3 record at the bye.
The main reason why New England again sits comfortably atop the AFC East and is right in the hunt for a first-round playoff bye is the team’s offense. Even though Josh McDaniels’ unit struggled over the first quarter of the season, it bounced back quickly and turned into one of the NFL’s best between weeks four and seven. That being said, it has still not lived up to its potential and displayed some inconsistency as of late.
New England’s offensive inconsistency, however, pales in comparison to the team’s other two units. Led by first-year de-facto coordinator Brian Flores, the defense played terrific for stretches but struggled to build on any potential momentum. Joe Judge’s special teams group also looked uncharacteristically sloppy all year long but also is the only kicking game unit in the NFL to score touchdowns off both a return and a block.
With all that in mind, how would you grade the coaching staff after 10 weeks? Let us know below!
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