Scott Zolak: OT is the most “chaotic” position on the Patriots
No. 1: Offensive tackle, No. 2: Quarterback, No. 3: Wide receiver, No. 4: Running back, No. 5: Guard, No. 6: Tight end.
I completely agree with Phil…
Beetle: Phil’s got tackle as their worse spot on the field, the most chaotic, and most disorganized and unsure position, I guess you could say.
Scott Zolak: I saw Phil this morning in the lobby and we’re talking about this a little bit. I completely agree 100% with tackle being number one. I think running backs too high on that just because I don’t think they really let the running backs get going. Like when you give the ball to Rhamondre and Zeke they both run hard. They both can catch the screens. They can run it.
I think tight ends should be higher as a more chaotic position. I’d put tight end above above running back, I think running back is lower on the list. You know Kevin Harris, he’s going to play tonight. He got elevated. We saw him run a year ago. He can run. The running backs they have can move and run. It’s just are you looking at it and evaluating the position because they don’t have a third down back. Is that why you call it chaotic? That could be why, you know, Phil is factoring that in. But I’m with him, tackle, quarterback, receiver, and I’d almost fight maybe receiver being above quarterback because I think the quarterback looks chaotic because the receivers are so bad.
You know it’s easy to throw all the all the blame on a quarterback and it’s kind of what we do and justifiably so because he gets so much attention when they win and credit. But yeah, tackle is an absolute mess. I mean, I don’t know how many broadcasts you hear… Oh my God, here we go again, it’s a turnstile. I mean, we’ve called games here this year where I can’t tell you how many times there’s an edge rusher coming around the edge and he’s untouched.
The benefit about having Trent Brown and this is what I talked about with (Tom) Brady, why he loves Trent Brown is because the guy is 6’7 and his arms are longer than most 6’7 guys. He goes when you extend and I think, you know, Trent’s not going to get there at the last second. All he’s got to do is give that little nudge and push and that guy is already passed me. So I have to worry about it. Trent struggling to get to that this year. That could be coaching, too. I think the coaching at the position is a mess.