neal123454 wrote:Not sure if this has been discussed, but I can't help but wonder if the Patriots' should have involved Ocho more at some point this year. They locked up a playoff spot---I would think they would try harder to utilize the weapon they paid for.
All year I chalked it up to Ocho being old and slow to learn the system, but after hearing some positive reports about Ocho's speed and athleticism, I'm not convinced NE didn't fail here.
Ocho made a couple of horrible reads early in the season. there were a couple of plays early on that Brady threw to a completely different spot than Ocho had gone, and a couple of those would have lead to huge plays had Ocho been where Brady wanted him. This put Ocho in the doghouse early and he just never did anything to get out of it.