Originally Posted by ASG0531
"Improving" the Pats' O has nothing to do with adding a few PPG, it has to do with creating a more versatile offense that can handle the elite defenses of the league come playoff time. They've gotten burned by limited offensive play-calling options in addition to the pass protection issues in crunch time.
Adding more legitimate weapons like Lloyd on the outside and trying to develop their young RBs in Ridley and Vereen as not only more dynamic runners than Law Firm but also pass-catchers creates more coverage problems for the defense and doesn't allow teams to flood the middle and for safeties to creep up and ignore the WRs. It also takes some burden of off Brady to win games on his arm alone, which is much needed for the Pats.
Think the Saints' "you can't cover everyone" type of offense. I think that's their ideal and what they will be working on. Make the only way to beat you defensively be a pass rush in Brady's face.
I can see the playoff side of things. But you'll still be in a position where you likely had a quality offense/record during the season, then have to hope it's enough for the playoffs.
I'm not sure Brandon Lloyd is gonna make the difference in a SB, but only time will tell . . .