Patriots offense gets even better

Adding Brandon Lloyd, improving run game makes Pats even more lethal

Originally Published: August 3, 2012
By Gary Horton | Scouts Inc.
Brandon Lloyd, Devin McCourtyAP Photo/Stephan SavoiaBrandon Lloyd gives the Patriots a deep threat they've lacked since the Randy Moss left.

We have gotten used to watching Tom Brady dissect defenses and put up huge numbers every year in the New England passing game. The Patriots' aerial attack is part of an offense that is the most cerebral in the NFL -- although New Orleans might disagree. And as good as they have been, New England continued to aggressively add key pieces to their attack this offseason. The Patriots weren't content with a passing offense that accounted for 5,084 yards and completed over 65 percent of passes in 2011. And thus we must ask the question: With their new weapons, can the Pats be better than ever in 2012?

Gary Horton spent 10 years in the NFL as a scout and another 10 years at the college level as an assistant coach and recruiter. He is the founder and most seasoned member of the Scouts Inc. staff, and his extensive experience at all levels of football make him an excellent talent evaluator.