The Patriots offense is a hodgepodge of run-and-pass concepts from different schematic families. Although Patricia has significant experience as an NFL head coach and defensive playcaller, he has suffered through some growing pains as the Patriots’ offensive architect. The unit’s utilization of a power-based running game to complement a mix of play passes and screens is part of a low-risk approach that keeps New England in games. Considering more games are lost due to self-inflicted mistakes (turnovers, pre-snap or foolish penalties, big plays allowed, and kicking game miscues), the Patriots are attempting to win games by avoiding mistakes.
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