The New England Patriots have a new-look offense, and one that will be deployed much differently than what we’ve seen in the past few seasons.
For the first time in years, the Pats appear poised to run a base offense with two tight ends on the field, due to the signings of Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry in the offseason. They both ran and passed the ball with their prized tight ends on the field together, while Smith and Henry combined for eight catches and 73 yards through the air.
Josh McDaniels still likes to run three-receiver sets, particularly on third down and in no-huddle situations, as do most NFL coaches. But it’s clear that the two-tight end attack is back.
Here’s a breakdown of the Patriots’ offensive personnel and how it was used against the Dolphins…