I just watched NE-Jets game, quite interesting to rate the Bills D.
One thing I can say is that the Patriots receivers got a lot more separation against the Bills secondary then they did against the Jets, especially in the middle. Olsen and Smith in the slot could do wonders. We really need to attack the middle.
Second: that NE front 7 is A LOT weaker than ours. We should be able to create a lot of pressure in EJ's face. Please, Alexander or someone else, don't do stupid things, you won't need it.
Thirth: NE OL protected Brady very good, if you see how Bills front 7 did against them... If our OL can give Cam some time, I can't see how we can lose that game.
While I agree with you about Olsen and Smith, does anyone really think that is the best course of action anymore? While its good for fantasy it's not good for us. We need to have plays with Ginn and Lafell as the number one option and finally use Steve as a decoy. He's been our number one target forever and I have never seen a game where we followed a gameplan using Smith in other ways. The defense keys on Smith, design plays to use Smith to get Ginn open over the top and Olsen over the middle.
Just my idea, not from Madden although it does work. Cam has to stop staring down Smith. Against the Seahawks Lafell was targeted twice, and Ginn once and the Seahawks played it stopping our big plays and baiting Cam into contained underneath throws.