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He's also not making any promises about where New England's season could go from here.Brady was held to 133 yards passing Sunday night Youth Dont'a Hightower Jersey , part of an abysmal performance by the Patriots in a 26-10 loss to previously winless Detroit. New England barely mustered 200 yards of total offense, and Brady spent most of the game on the sideline as the Lions ran up a huge advantage in time of possession.There's certainly plenty of time for the Patriots (1-2) to snap out of their funk, but even a team with their track record isn't guaranteed anything."We'll see," Brady said. "I'm not going to make predictions. It's about hard work, it's about commitment, it's about being disciplined, it's about doing the right thing. Obviously, we're not doing a great job of that."After a loss to Jacksonville the previous weekend, the Patriots came out flat against Detroit. With 4:58 left in the second quarter, the Lions led 13-0, and that didn't do justice to Detroit's domination. At that point, the Lions had massive statistical edges in first downs (14-0), yards (196-13) and time of possession (20:46-4:16).New England scored the next 10 points to pull within three, but Matthew Stafford's 33-yard scoring pass to Marvin Jones in the third quarter made it 20-10.Brady was held to his fewest yards passing since Dec. 28, 2014, when he threw for only 80 in a loss to Buffalo. Brady split time with Jimmy Garoppolo in that game, after the Patriots had already wrapped up the division.On Sunday, New England went three-and-out on its first two possessions Youth Joe Thuney Jersey , and Detroit (1-2) was able to establish its long-dormant running game, keeping Brady off the field. Rookie Kerryon Johnson ran for 101 yards for the Lions, their first 100-yard rusher since Nov. 28, 2013."There's no magic play you can call. It just comes down to execution — throwing and catching, and converting on third down," Brady said. "It's not one thing, it's everything that we need to do a better job of."With Josh Gordon inactive and Julian Edelman still suspended, Brady didn't seem to have enough targets. On one play in the fourth quarter, he threw a deep pass over the middle and no New England player was anywhere near the ball. That apparent miscommunication led to an intentional grounding flag that helped derail another possession.It was the first time the Patriots lost back-to-back games by double digits since December 2002, according to ESPN Stats & Info. New England had a bumpy start to last season as well, dropping two of its first four games. The Patriots recovered well enough to make it to the Super Bowl, but right now they're searching for answers once again."We're not scoring enough points. We're not executing well enough on a down-by-down basis," Brady said. "There's been a lot of talk about it in practice, and we're going through it and watching film and correcting stuff. It's just not getting done on the field."Kenjon Barner’s recent punt-return history should lend Patriots a hand Kenjon Barner returned three punts through his first four NFL seasons.But there’s reason to think the New England Patriots agreed to terms with the veteran running back on Tuesday because of the work he fielded deep during his fifth.Barner re-signed with the Philadelphia Eagles late last September after ageless all-purpose threat Darren Sproles landed on injured reserve with a broken arm and torn ACL. He would finish his 2017 campaign having returned 28 punts for 250 yards – and with a Super Bowl LII ring.Prior to then, Barner had 19 yards on his NFL resume in that department.It’d been awhile.The 2013 sixth-round pick returned zero punts as a senior at Oregon and lost yardage in limited reps there as a junior. Yet between Barner’s freshman and sophomore seasons with the Ducks, he took 23 punts back for 269 yards and a touchdown.That background is of use in Foxborough after New England waived Riley McCarron on Monday – the same day Barner was in for a free-agent workout. McCarron, a recent practice-squad promotion, had a punt bounce off his facemask in the fourth quarter of the opener versus the Houston Texans White Jonathan Jones Jersey , reminiscent of growing pains the likes of Chris Harper and Cyrus Jones endured in 2015 and 2016.Barner wasn’t immune with the Eagles in 2017, either.He muffed three punts last year courtesy of specialists Michael Palardy, Chris Jones and Marquette King.Two arrived on fair-catch attempts that drifted outside the numbers well inside the 20-yard line against the Carolina Panthers and the Dallas Cowboys. The other arrived against the Oakland Raiders as Barner looked to rebound a one-hopper.All were recovered by the Philadelphia’s unit, and Barner himself recovered a pair of them.But no recoveries were needed on Oct. 8 against the Arizona Cardinals when Barner earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week. Barner amassed 110 punt-return yards on just three goes of it in that 34-7 win for Philadelphia.It marked fourth-highest single-game tally in franchise history.Barner got 76 yards worth on one that looked dead in the water as Arizona’s Ifeanyi Momah and Tyvon Branch cornered him at Philadelphia’s own 15. He would tightrope the sideline and find a cutback lane to the inside, however.And on a diagonal course the well-traveled runner went to Arizona’s own 15.“With Kenjon, obviously we know him,” Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said of Barner during his day-after press conference. “We’ve had him in here before, so we really felt comfortable with bringing him back in and understanding what he can do. He’s just gotten better in these last couple weeks, had great production in the game.” Barner, who compiled 50 total touchdowns as a rusher, receiver, kickoff and punt returner during his Ducks career, spent his rookie year with the Panthers. He was then swapped for a conditional seventh-round pick and logged his next three years with the Eagles.A spring-to-summer stop with the San Diego Chargers followed before Sproles’ injury sent him back to Philadelphia last fall.In his return, Barner appeared in every game despite touching the ball just 21 times on offense. He averaged 8.9 yards per on punts. And nine of his opportunities doing so, including playoffs, netted a pickup of double-digit yards.Barner, who was in training camp with Carolina before being let go on Labor Day weekend, may get his next opportunity Sunday night against the Jacksonville Jaguars.He finds himself the fourth running back on New England’s active roster for it Youth Malcom Brown Jersey , with Jeremy Hill placed on injured reserve to begin the week.“We won’t put anyone on the field if we don’t have trust in them, number one,” Patriots special teams coordinator Joe Judge said of the responsibility during his conference call Tuesday, prior to news of Barner signing. “My job as a coach is to prepare everybody on the field the best I can and establish as much depth at every position as best I can, not just for finding the best 11 that are available at the time, but looking past that and seeing the ripple effect that may happen through inactives or in-game injuries or situational adjustments we’re going to have to have.“So, we’re always preparing multiple guys on the team. We’re always working ahead and thinking the ‘if, then, what’ type scenarios.”If, then or what, Barner should soon become the 10th player to return a punt in regular-season action for the Patriots since the start of 2015.Julian Edelman, Patrick Chung, Danny Amendola, Keshawn Martin, Damaris Johnson, Bernard Reedy and the aforementioned Harper, Jones and McCarron precede him.
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