Patriots

Bedard: Getting answers on some of the burning questions with the Patriots’ offense

FOXBOROUGH — With access to some of the assistant coaches earlier this week, we were able to pose some of the burning questions that have been swirling about the Patriots — mostly on the offensive side of the ball.

While the Patriots have featured many assistant coaches that mostly give coach-speak and aren't all that forthcoming, Ivan Fears and Dante Scarnecchia — the two longest-serving Patriots assistants — usually are pretty honest when they can be.

Here are some of the topics we discussed, and our analysis of what they had to say, starting with third-round draft pick Damien Harris, who has been active for just two games and has a total of three carries.

DAMIEN HARRIS

Fears was asked about this several times and he was adamant