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Poll: Majority believe receivers main cause of Patriots' offensive woes

Poll attention now turns to former Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora
By Staff | Jan 23, 2020

The Patriots' season has come to a close, and with it one of the more frustrating offensive seasons New England has experienced in recent memory.

With a 20-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, Jan. 4, the Patriots were bounced from the playoffs in the Wild Card round for the first time in 10 years, when New England lost 33-14 to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, Jan. 10, 2010.

A significant portion of the team's woes this season can be attributed to the offense, which the latest sports poll focused on, with 38.2 percent of voters saying "wide receiver inconsistencies" were the main problem. "Tom Brady's play" received the second most votes at 25.5 percent, with "offensive line injuries" third at 23.6 percent. "Lack of a big play threat" garnered the fourth highest vote percentage at 7.3, while the "running backs" option finished with 5.5 percent.

In the newest edition of the Courier Publications/VillageSoup sports poll, the sports staff turns its attention to now former Red Sox manager Alex Cora.

Cora is accused of (and found guilty in a baseball investigation in one case) stealing signs with the Houston Astros in 2017 and with the Red Sox in 2018. Both years Houston and Boston won World Series titles. Major League Baseball's investigation into Cora's potential cheating with the Sox is on-going

Cora and Boston "mutually agreed to part ways" on Tuesday, Jan. 14, but the sports staff asks in the new poll: How do you believe Alex Cora's situation should have been handled by the Red Sox?

Click here to vote.

The Red Sox have not named a new manager as of Jan. 22, and begin spring training on Saturday, Feb. 22, with the first regular-season game set to be played on Thursday, March 26 against Toronto.

Courier Publications' sports staff can be reached by email at sports@villagesoup.com or by phone at 594-4401.

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