sadlyajetsfan wrote:i understood the risk with the weapons the pats have and that mjd wasnt the starter. i know its only 2 weeks in but they seemed to be overvalued a bit, i just wanted to get some views on them because i may try and trade one or both if need be
The 15-20 carries per game that Maroney has seen so far is likely to be typical of the season. I don't see Morris losing any touches; it's more likely that he'll eventually split the carries evenly.
Any way you look at it, New England has become an RBBC team and will remain so with M&M healthy.
Brady has too many receiver targets for the ground game to do any better than it's doing. Maroney drops to a very low #2 or flex player; he just doesn't have much upside in this offense. There will be many red-zone opps, by they're just as likely to go to Morris or Evans.
Of course there will be a game or two where Belichick decides to run, run, run just to throw off defenses who spent all week practicing with 5 and 6 db sets, but unless he calls you up and says which week that will be, I wouldn't count on a big game from Maroney.