OT Nick Kaczur said that no team can afford to be one-dimensional on offense saying "diversity is where you need to be." The Patriots have followed suit according to the Boston Globe. The offense has displayed a more balanced attack in the last five games as QB **Tom Brady **dropped back to pass 196 times compared to 139 rushing plays. In their first two games, the offense threw the ball 102 times and ran a running play 42 times. "we've been able to balance off our offensive game - the running game, play-action, and those things," coach Bill Belichick said.
A source reports DL Jarvis Greencould miss 2-4 weeks after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery to help repair a meniscus injury. The *Boston Globe *says the source expects Green to be ready for the "stretch drive" of the season.
The "wildcat" offense helped end the Patriots' 21-game regular-season winning streak last season. As the team prepares to counter the cat, DL Mike Wrightshared his confidence concerning any offense the Dolphins bring according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. "The Wildcat, the regular offense, all that stuff. They're well balanced, they're good all over, and we’re going to be ready.”
*ESPN Boston *reports the team added TE Rob Myers to their practice squad and TE Robbie Agnoneon the practice squad/injured reserve list due to a shoulder injury.
Fox Sports reports the Patriots have the league's third-stingiest defense (14.0) and generate the fourth-most turnovers (15).
Bill Belichick's comments on the Dolphins according to the Providence Journal: "They’re] a good football team — good on defense, tough, [they] run the ball well, [they make] big plays in the kicking game and [seeing that we obviously didn’t do very well against [them] up here last year, hopefully we can be a little more competitive this time around."
*ESPN.com *has the Patriots fifth in their power rankings. They held the same position as last week because of the bye week.