Patriots Are 2-2

Foxborough, MA: September 7, 2017: After the Chiefs scored their 41st point of the game, dejected Patriots defenders are pictured on the bench. The New England Patriots hosted the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL regular season football opener at Gillette Stadium. (Jim Davis/Globe Staff).

The New England Patriots are 2-2 for the first time since the 2014 NFL Season. We all know what happened they ended up winning the Super Bowl. You would think with the latest additions in the offseason they wouldn’t be 2-2. The Patriots almost lost to Houston at home if it wasn’t for Tom Brady saving the day. He can only do so much though.  The defense has to step it up. That win against the Houston Texans was a win because Tom Brady went down the field scored  and he had the ball last. Sunday Brady goes down the field scores, but the defense doesn’t do their job and lets the Panthers get in field goal range for the win.

Is Stephon Gilmore Bust?

(Foxborough, MA 5/25/17) New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore (24) walks out onto the field during practice at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough on Thursday, May 25, 2017. Staff photo by Nicolaus Czarnecki

The Patriots just singed Stephon Gilmore to that massive contract and it looks like it’s going to his head. The Panthers had 444 total yards. That’s the fourth straight game the Patriots have given up at least 300 yards. The question many people have centers on whether the Patriots bring back Darrelle Revis?  In his time with New England, he had only two interceptions but had 44 tackles in 2014.  They really could use a veteran corner right now with Butler having a slow start as well, along with that whole secondary.

Should The Patriots Sign Darrelle Revis?

Bringing back Revis makes sense.   It gets someone in there that knows the Patriots system and knows the defense. Brady can’t do everything.   He can’t keep bailing them out all the time.   The defense has to do its part too. Devin McCourty said after the game, “Giving up 30 points a game, 400-something yards. If it was one thing, we’d be better one of these weeks. It’s just all of us. It’s all 11 guys who are out there not playing good football.” Even with Hightower back on Sunday it wasn’t enough.  Seems the Gilmore singing is a bust so far, but hopefully it’s just a fluke.