Inside The Bills

Pats offense looking more like Brady-led unit

Posted by Chris Brown on November 25, 2008 – 2:36 pm

Looks like the Pats are focused on feasting on depleted secondaries by using their trademark spread formation. Each of the last two weeks New England spread out their opponents (Jets, Dolphins) and had great success with Matt Cassel throwing for over 400 yards in each.

While they only had a win and a loss to show for it, the fact remains that most teams don’t have more than three quality corners on their roster, and this late in the season some have even fewer than that.

Fortunately with the way McKelvin is improving of late, Buffalo should have three healthy quality corners when they face the Patriots in the season finale, provided Jabari Greer returns to full health. Hopefully Donte Whitner is also healthy at that point.

That would give Buffalo, McGee, Greer, McKelvin and Whitner to go against what the Pats want to throw at them with spread sets. By that time Reggie Corner should have enough experience as a rookie to go out as the fifth cover man if necessary and Dustin Fox is still in reserve.

It’s a long way off, but it’s less than encouraging to see Cassel throwing it all over the yard just like Brady. A healthy secondary in that season finale will be big.

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