What pundits were saying about Patriots on Sunday: New England should have added Ray Rice 'or somebody like that' to bolster running game

January 04, 2016 - 3:00 am

[caption id="attachment_84972" align="alignright" width="350"]Deion Sanders was pretty harsh on the Patriots passing game after Sunday's loss. (Getty Images)Deion Sanders said the Patriots should have gone after Ray Rice. (Getty Images)[/caption] Here's a look at what some of the national pundits were saying about the Patriots after their 20-10 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. NFL Network analyst Deion Sanders on the Patriots ground game: "I'm gonna say this, and this may shock you, but I'm telling you ... A guy like Ray Rice, I know all the baggage and the luggage that he came with, that guy would've really helped this team move those chains. And I wish they could've went out and got somebody like that." NFL Network analyst LaDainian Tomlinson on the Patriots offense: "They cannot protect Tom Brady because they're not on the same page with those wide receivers." NBC Sports analyst Rodney Harrison on the Patriots: "Teams are no longer afraid to play the Patriots. ... Their offensive line is just getting physically beat up. ... I'm very worried about the Patriots -- they need Julian Edelman back. I've said this before -- I think he's more important than Rob Gronkowski to that offense." NBC Sports analyst Tony Dungy on if you can fix New England's offensive line struggles in a week or two: "I don't think so. I'm concerned. And not only am I concerned, their coach is concerned. They only threw five passes in the first half. He's worried about protecting Tom Brady." DraftKings DraftKings has your shot to play for FREE in the $1 Million Fantasy Football Contest THIS SUNDAY! First place takes home $100,000! FOR FREE ENTRY, CLICK HERE.