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Three Things: Patriots Need an Upgrade

The New England Patriots came within one lucky bounce from being this year's Super Bowl Champions. We're wondering what top areas the Patriots should address in order to both make it to the Super Bowl and come home victorious.

 

1. Upgrade the Pass Defense
Sure they improved in the Playoffs, but there's just no way around the fact that they have one of worst pass defenses in the NFL. If they are going to stay among the elite teams in the league this needs to be corrected. Look for them to spend a top draft pick on a top-level DB, maybe even more than one.

 

2. Add a Deep Threat
There's no denying that the Patriots have an amazing duo at TE, but this doesn't obscure the need for a speed-burner at WR who can stretch the field. If they were to add the ability to score from anywhere on the field they would be a nightmare to defend.

 

3. Develop a Legitimate Running Game
QB Tom Brady just can't be expected to do it all on his own. The Giants RB tandem gave a perfect example of how important it is to be able to run the ball. It keeps the defense honest, helps control the clock and takes some of the pressure off of Brady's shoulders. Could a free agent RB be a part of the Patriots off-season plans? We'd say, yes!

 

What's the biggest need for the Patriots?

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  • Philadelphia Eagles

    December 28, 2012

    TEBOWFAN02 · veteran

    A NEW QB

  • New Orleans Saints

    November 9, 2012

    02gabe9 · draftee

    there the best passing offence

  • Baltimore Ravens

    August 11, 2012

    Ravensflow · practice squad

    Weakness

  • New York Giants

    April 13, 2012

    CruzDanceMan · draftee

    They need to not mess with the g-men

  • New York Giants

    March 31, 2012

    gmen908 · draftee

    I know what they need:EVERYTHING they stink

  • Seattle Seahawks

    March 31, 2012

    Rex22222 · draftee

    Passing defense. Not to be harsh, but their defense needs major improving!

  • Miami Dolphins

    March 24, 2012

    PeytonMarino · draftee

    I don't like there team but they r awful at running back

  • New Orleans Saints

    March 24, 2012

    saintsj12 · draftee

    pats just got to have a better defense. their offenseis fine with brady.

  • Chicago Bears

    March 17, 2012

    ebgebgebg · draftee

    I think that they need a better runningback they have 2 really work on that really really bad

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 12, 2012

    Eagleskid333 · draftee

    the may stink, but i hav respect them cause they beat philly, they need a runing game

  • Houston Texans

    March 10, 2012

    BeautyTexans · draftee

    they stink

  • Carolina Panthers

    March 5, 2012

    moshpit77 · draftee

    i agree they lost two the giants 2 times

  • Houston Texans

    March 5, 2012

    borntoguard · draftee

    i disagree they have speed and talent

  • Denver Broncos

    March 4, 2012

    Bronco-Boy44 · draftee

    I give the Patriots credit. I dont think anyone knew they would go so far....... What the Patriots need is more speed. They have size and alot of it but very little speed.....GO IDAHO VANDALS!!!!!!!

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 4, 2012

    lmaccoy145 · draftee

    you sink patriots

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    March 3, 2012

    jdude113 · draftee

    Pats stink.

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 26, 2012

    A-RODFAN · draftee

    u go waltman4 shawnis1 u stink

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 26, 2012

    A-RODFAN · draftee

    My cousin is Josh Hamilton

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 26, 2012

    A-RODFAN · draftee

    they should join the CFL then they will be good! LOL

  • New York Giants

    February 25, 2012

    NYGFAN010 · draftee

    They Should Really Upgrade The Pass Defense

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 24, 2012

    GBFAN04 · draftee

    TO GET BETTER AT THE LEAGUE

  • Dallas Cowboys

    February 24, 2012

    sacks12345 · draftee

    hello

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    February 24, 2012

    1TerrelOwens · draftee

    The need Hernadez and Groncoski need to be the Deep Threats instead of tight ends

  • Denver Broncos

    February 24, 2012

    waltman4 · draftee

    SHAWNIS1 U NEED TO LOL

  • Denver Broncos

    February 24, 2012

    waltman4 · draftee

    SHAWNIS1 BRADY IS A GREAT PASSER U NEED TO UPGRADE ON UR RECIEVERS LOL

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    February 23, 2012

    Ronderocks · draftee

    They will too haynrunner

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    February 23, 2012

    Ronderocks · draftee

    Hey Patriots1717 Bucs will whoop Pats Bucs rule pats stink

  • Dallas Cowboys

    February 23, 2012

    learn1 · draftee

    best team ever

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    February 23, 2012

    darreng2001 · draftee

    sup

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    February 23, 2012

    darreng2001 · draftee

    they might win superbowl next year

  • New England Patriots

    February 22, 2012

    colint27 · draftee

    GIANTS

  • New England Patriots

    February 22, 2012

    colint27 · draftee

    new york

  • New England Patriots

    February 21, 2012

    shawnis1 · draftee

    i dont think so chancew!!!!!!!

  • New England Patriots

    February 21, 2012

    shawnis1 · draftee

    ummmmm i think you stink a-rodfan!!!!!!!

  • New England Patriots

    February 21, 2012

    shawnis1 · draftee

    N.Y shoud get punched in the face!!!!!!!

  • New England Patriots

    February 21, 2012

    shawnis1 · draftee

    pats neeeed a better passer

  • Baltimore Ravens

    February 21, 2012

    aceblaster · draftee

    if they get good at running they'll be unstoppable on offence

  • New York Giants

    February 21, 2012

    NYGINATS80 · draftee

    Giants rule in our face.

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    February 21, 2012

    chancew · draftee

    The steelers might go to the superbowl next year

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    February 21, 2012

    haynrunner · draftee

    bucks will never get to the super bowl

  • New England Patriots

    February 21, 2012

    gopats123983 · draftee

    @geeky 10 exactlly

  • New England Patriots

    February 21, 2012

    gopats123983 · draftee

    they need better D and a decent running game i mean danny woodhead is fine but benjarvis needs to improve ALOT

  • New York Giants

    February 21, 2012

    gaints80 · draftee

    way better Defense

  • New York Giants

    February 20, 2012

    liam1226 · draftee

    giants rock

  • New York Giants

    February 20, 2012

    salsamachine · draftee

    victor cruz

  • San Diego Chargers

    February 20, 2012

    chargerswin5 · draftee

    pats rock and so do chargers

  • San Francisco 49ers

    February 20, 2012

    brmeisterh · draftee

    go sf

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 20, 2012

    A-RODFAN · draftee

    Tombrady that dosent even make sense

  • Houston Texans

    February 20, 2012

    Carl5556 · draftee

    they need arian foster

  • New Orleans Saints

    February 20, 2012

    picco5 · draftee

    they need a better offense especialy at qb

  • New York Giants

    February 20, 2012

    emoseswa · draftee

    GIANTS RULE

  • New England Patriots

    February 20, 2012

    Patriots713 · draftee

    Hey ronderock pats rule bucs stink

  • New York Giants

    February 20, 2012

    nicks888 · draftee

    Nothjing

  • New England Patriots

    February 20, 2012

    Patriots1717 · draftee

    better D

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    February 20, 2012

    chancew · draftee

    In your dreams

  • New England Patriots

    February 19, 2012

    jack2004 · draftee

    better D

  • Atlanta Falcons

    February 19, 2012

    falcon201boy · draftee

    pats rule

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    February 19, 2012

    Ronderocks · draftee

    Hey A-ROD Packers goin' to the playoffs next year, Bucs goin' to the Super Bowl sorry

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 19, 2012

    packers5560 · draftee

    i got a cusin on the falcons

  • New England Patriots

    February 19, 2012

    Tombrady2828 · draftee

    Pats really won my Super Bowl XLVI!

  • New England Patriots

    February 19, 2012

    Tombrady2828 · draftee

    Not so much

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    February 19, 2012

    Ronderocks · draftee

    Pats stink. Bucs rock

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    February 19, 2012

    Ronderocks · draftee

    P.U. Patriots Upgrades. They need a lot

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    February 19, 2012

    Ronderocks · draftee

    But I have to scream giantpatriot! AAaaaaaahhhh!

  • New England Patriots

    February 19, 2012

    redsox1011 · draftee

    pats rule

  • Atlanta Falcons

    February 19, 2012

    GIWHATITDO · draftee

    falcons is the best team.they have the real hearts 2 play football they r the best team ever .i love them they r my favorite team ever.love!!!!!!!

  • New England Patriots

    February 19, 2012

    trebownious · draftee

    pats rock

  • New England Patriots

    February 19, 2012

    trebownious · draftee

    ya know who stinks; da rams

  • New York Giants

    February 19, 2012

    nicks888 · draftee

    Nothing

  • New England Patriots

    February 19, 2012

    nepatsrock12 · draftee

    justin bieber stinks

  • New England Patriots

    February 19, 2012

    patsluvur · draftee

    offense is almost good to go, our defense just needs a little work

  • Philadelphia Eagles

    February 19, 2012

    cale02 · draftee

    No magic

  • San Francisco 49ers

    February 19, 2012

    papas408 · draftee

    49ers all the way!!!!!!!

  • New England Patriots

    February 18, 2012

    giantpatriot · draftee

    on pats teem

  • New England Patriots

    February 18, 2012

    giantpatriot · draftee

    plus we need a guy like polamalu

  • New England Patriots

    February 18, 2012

    giantpatriot · draftee

    be quiet ronde barber lover

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 18, 2012

    A-RODFAN · draftee

    Ronderocks you hit it right on the head PATS!!! STINK!!!

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    February 18, 2012

    Ronderocks · draftee

    Pats Stink! Stink! Stink! P.U.

  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    February 18, 2012

    Ronderocks · draftee

    Everything with the Patriots is messed up

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    February 18, 2012

    chancew · draftee

    The patriots shouldve won the superbowl

  • Atlanta Falcons

    February 18, 2012

    375pco · draftee

    patriots should trade welker for calvin johnsonn!!!!

  • New England Patriots

    February 18, 2012

    Tomkiller12 · draftee

    new rb , alot better defense

  • Carolina Panthers

    February 18, 2012

    poesong101 · draftee

    just give up!!!!!!!

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 18, 2012

    A-RODFAN · draftee

    actualy geeky the reason you guys won is because the Pats STINK!!!

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    February 18, 2012

    gucci640 · draftee

    speed recivers

  • New England Patriots

    February 18, 2012

    gronkbrady · draftee

    brady needs one more guy 2 depend on.

  • New England Patriots

    February 18, 2012

    nepatsrock12 · draftee

    it was a fluke

  • Tennessee Titans

    February 18, 2012

    bison12345 · draftee

    all3

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 17, 2012

    A-RODFAN · draftee

    Whatever silverarmor, at least when the packers go to the superbowl they actualy win LOL

  • New York Giants

    February 17, 2012

    Geeky10 · draftee

    The reason we won was because there wasn't enough coverage by NE.

  • New England Patriots

    February 17, 2012

    silverarmor · draftee

    hey arod fan the packers stink i say the packers finish 3rd in their division next year what do you have to say about that huh

  • New England Patriots

    February 17, 2012

    silverarmor · draftee

    i actually think they need to add a defensive end. they already have wilfork and ellis but if they add one more and they'll be the best in the buisness

  • New York Giants

    February 17, 2012

    andrew12214 · draftee

    giants made it happen

  • New York Jets

    February 17, 2012

    en6501 · draftee

    they need some one better than green ellis and woodhead, and they need a whole new defense, i despise of the ne pats

  • Denver Broncos

    February 17, 2012

    waltman4 · draftee

    gronkbrady thatz wat every pats fan says every year lol

  • Denver Broncos

    February 17, 2012

    waltman4 · draftee

    probaly bradys wife lol

  • New England Patriots

    February 17, 2012

    colint27 · draftee

    wanted new defense

  • New England Patriots

    February 17, 2012

    Patriots724 · draftee

    all of them

  • New Orleans Saints

    February 17, 2012

    cale789 · draftee

    man the saints is makin it next year and take it home

  • New England Patriots

    February 17, 2012

    badgerlord1 · draftee

    The Patriots need a defense to make interseptions and stuff. WE NEED A YOUNG DERRAL REVIS!

  • New England Patriots

    February 17, 2012

    gronkbrady · draftee

    pats all da way next year

  • Green Bay Packers

    February 17, 2012

    A-RODFAN · draftee

    The Pats stink they only got lucky this year

  • New England Patriots

    February 17, 2012

    Patriots724 · draftee

    ya and win

  • Pittsburgh Steelers

    February 17, 2012

    footiejam · draftee

    one thing not on here is better offensive line tom brady could have gotten sacked multible times in super bowl XLVI

  • New York Giants

    February 17, 2012

    robert567 · draftee

    g man over eveything

  • New England Patriots

    February 16, 2012

    54Storms · draftee

    We have a great running game, our wide receivers are awesome, and yes we do need to improve our pass defense

  • New York Giants

    February 16, 2012

    Cruz321 · draftee

    t500bowl is right

  • Chicago Bears

    February 16, 2012

    sauruv · draftee

    pats will make the super bowl next year

  • Chicago Bears

    February 16, 2012

    sauruv · draftee

    pats stink

  • New York Giants

    February 16, 2012

    t500bowl · draftee

    1 is big for pats