Former Patriots linebacker/special teamer Matt Chatham takes you through the a field-view, cause & effect analysis of the ugly Patriots loss to the Carolina Panthers--one that featured a defensive performance that was marred by glarring mistakes.
How will the Patriots respond to mounting uncharacteristic individual mistakes?
What are the little things they can do to fix a defense that's trending in the wrong direction?
What's going right that's hidden in the muck of overall disappointing performances?
What must the Patriots change in a short week to ensure that this doesn't continue against the Tampa Bay Bucs?
What changes--if any--are required of the Patriots offense as they compliment the struggles on the other side of the ball?
Tom Brady and the offense are clickling, and a ton of talent & proven leadership lives on the defensive side of the ball. It shouldn't come as a surprise if the Pats turn things around...but can they do it quickly with only walk-thru practices?