Should the Titans take advantage of a bad year for the Patriots?
I know there is a lot of optimism over the potential resurrection of Cam Newton’s career in New England, but I think they are still a team that just isn’t built to beat the Tennessee Titans.
Last year Tom Brady played a decent game, at home, in an offense where he felt very comfortable. Despite all of these advantages, the trio of Brady, Bill Belichick, and Josh McDaniels could only put up 13 points on the Titans ailing defense.
Their lone touchdown came on a trick play where Brady pretended to yell at Julian Edelman to get to the other side of the field because he “lined up wrong” but it was a ploy to get him going in jet motion.
Then when the ball was snapped Adoree Jackson didn’t realize what was happening, which makes sense because he was a little rusty after missing over a month of action with a foot injury.
So why did I just run you through this history lesson? Well, now the Patriots face the prospects of either playing a young QB whose career statline is 2 of 4, 14 yards and an interception, or you can try to play Cam Newton in an offense he doesn’t know with receivers he doesn’t have chemistry with.
I don’t think that is going to be a huge improvement over last season, especially when you look at the list of other Patriots that have left this offseason:
-Kyle Van Noy
That doesn’t even mention that they might trade away Joe Thuney after giving him the franchise tag.
Bill Belichick wants to win, but I also think there is a part of him that is a pragmatist and that wants to optimize his chances to win in the near future. So what could entice the Titans enough for them to help the Patriots rebuild?