Morris: Offensive issues are ‘fixable’
|10.12.09 at 4:48 pm ET|
FOXBORO — While the Patriots offense struggled in the second half of Sunday’s loss to the Broncos, running back Sammy Morris believes the inconsistencies that have plagued New England on the offensive side of the ball are “fixable.”
“Yeah. I think that’s the positive — it’s fixable. It’s things that we have done in the past and done this year. So again, I think we’ll work on those things and kind of right the ship,” Morris said.
“That’s part of what our focus is from day to day, week to week. It starts [Monday], there’s some on Tuesday, but it’s mainly on Wednesday, just trying to get everybody on the same page.”
Sunday against the Broncos, Morris and the New England offense were able to put up impressive numbers in the first two quarters. Against a Denver defense that entering the contest allowing just 6.5 points per game, the Patriots posted 17 points in the first half on the way to a 17-7 halftime lead. Quarterback Tom Brady hit on touchdown passes to Wes Welker and Benjamin Watson on the way to 152 first-half passing yards.
But things slowed for the New England offense in the second half. The Patriots were held scoreless over the final two quarters, and only got the ball inside the Denver 45-yard line just once in the second half. Brady had just 63 passing yards and zero touchdowns in the second half, while his counterpart, Denver quarterback Kyle Orton, had 199 passing yards and a touchdown in the final two quarters.
Morris, who finished with a team-high 68 rushing yards (as well as 39 receiving yards), said it was a lack of execution that doomed the New England offense in the second half.
“I think, speaking offensively, it’s more of what we didn’t do,” Morris said. “I think we left a lot of points out there and a lot of yards. Obviously, that translated to a loss. But yeah, it’s a bunch of things. Execution is a big factor that we’re lacking right now.”
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