The New England Patriots offense lacks many things, particularly a viable receiving threat not named Julian Edelman. (If you want to say it lacks a good quarterback, you can have that discussion on your own time.)
However, there is one thing that the Patriots offense needs more than anything else: trust.
If Tom Brady’s histrionics Sunday night can’t convince you, then might we suggest following Dan Orlovsky. The former NFL quarterback-turned ESPN talking head has emerged as one of the best in the business, and his Patriots analysis is some of the most in-depth you’ll find.
Take this tweet, for example:
Been saying this for weeks now for @Patriots offense. Outside of the physical-12 has trust in 1 guy. Edelman. That’s it…and it’s warranted. Watch 👇🏼 below. @MikeGiardi @patspulpit #SNFonNBC #Patriots @RochieWBZ @BenVolin pic.twitter.com/Vf8mbaUqXg
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) December 2, 2019
Orlovsky doubled down Tuesday morning during an appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up!” program. He later tweeted a clip from one of the show’s more interesting segments.
“The film validates my thoughts,” Orlovsky wrote. “Trust is like a forest — takes a long time to grow, but can burn quickly.”
— Dan Orlovsky (@danorlovsky7) December 3, 2019
Yeah, “burning forest” isn’t exactly a phrase we thought would be used to describe a Brady-led offense. Alas, the description is an accurate one.
The Patriots will look to get back on track Sunday afternoon when they host the Kansas City Chiefs.
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