Could something good come of Rob Gronkowski’s outburst? Bobby Krivitsky and Mike Dussault ponder that, break down how the Patriots have held eight-straight opponents to 17 points or fewer, discuss Bill Belichick’s defensive philosophy, the balance in the backfield, and more, in the latest Patriots Roundtable.
1:48 Should Rob Gronkowski be suspended?
4:00 Could something positive come out of Gronk’s outburst?
5:40 Should Gronkowski, Tom Brady, and Dion Lewis, still have been in the game at the time of Gronk’s outburst?
7:40 Have the Patriots found the right balance in the backfield? Should they reduce Dion Lewis’ workload? Should James White have a bigger role than he’s had the last two weeks?
9:50 Rex Burkhead is helping to replace Julian Edelman’s production. He’s a great route runner, who they often use in the slot; he’s become a key cog in the New England’s quick passing attack, and he helps make it easier for Tom Brady to identify coverages.
10:35 the key to the Patriots’ high-efficiency rate on third downs
11:20 there’s still plenty of room for improvement for New England’s offense. Fortunately, help is on the way.
13:22 Delving into Bill Belichick’s defensive philosophy. Breaking down how the Patriots have been able to hold eight-straight opponents to 17 points or fewer.
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