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Bedard’s Breakdown: Hard to judge Patriots’ offense vs. Panthers because o-line never let it get started

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If you have a second, say a little prayer for the Patriots' offensive linemen.

They're about to get put through a hell week by Dante Scarnecchia.

That's because their execution against the Panthers on Friday night — by the starters, mind you — was just extremely sloppy. It was so poor that given hindsight, Scarnecchia and Bill Belichick probably would have kept them on the field well into the second half.

When it comes to how Scarnecchia guides his troops, he preaches being fundamentally sound and consistent more than anything. And they just didn't measure up for a large portion of the game and that had to be disappointing for the veteran line coach.

Let's go through some of the issues: