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Nov 15, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick during the game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
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Longtime head coach Bill Belichick addresses Patriots’ offensive issues

Entering the 2022 season, the New England Patriots faced many questions concerning the offensive direction after Josh McDaniels’ departure.

Those doubts remain strong as the Patriots sit with a 6-6 record through the first 13 weeks. Although the team sits in the thick of the playoff race, head coach Bill Belichick voiced that it’s too late for a significant offensive change.


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“I think we need to do what we’re doing better. I don’t think at this point making a lot of dramatic changes; it’s too hard to do that,” Belichick said in his weekly interview on WEEI’s “The Greg Hill Show.

“If we can just do, consistently, what we’re doing, I think we’ll be all right. We just haven’t been able to have enough consistency. And that’s hurt us. It’s not one thing. One time it’s one thing. Next time it’s something else. We just have to play and coach more consistently.”

The Patriots have struggled to find offensive consistency, highlighted by Mac Jones’ failure to take the next step forward in his progression in his second campaign. Jones ranks 26th with 1,963 passing yards, 30th with seven passing touchdowns and 27th with a 35.5 quarterback rating.

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Meanwhile, the Patriots are 28th in first downs, 25th in third-down efficiency, and 20th in points scored (20.7). Much criticism has been levied toward making Matt Patricia the pseudo-offensive coordinator.

There are plenty of glaring holes offensively that Belichick appears willing to wait until next offseason to address. New England sits a game behind the New York Jets for the final wildcard spot.

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