With both Jerod Mayo(IR) and Hightower(temporary) out for the game versus the Chargers, second year Linebacker Jamie Collins took the role as leader and playcaller for a Patriots defense that held the Chargers offense to seven points. COllins played a big role in the success of the defense in his best game so far of his career. I’ll break down some of his plays from his game, and show what he did so well.
James Develin has brought the fullback position back to New England in recent years. In this article I will show some of the ways the Patriots used Develin against the Bengals, and how he opened up holes in the running game and helped the offense move the chains.