Here is some of what Clyde Christensen said on Wednesday:
• Laremy Tunsil can be a really fine player. The consistency should come but it hasn’t yet. The sooner the better. It’s not that he’s not practicing hard. It can’t happen. There can’t be that many penalties.
• We are addressing penalties in meetings, in practice. We’re trying to pull guys out of there if they jump offsides. But so far it hasn’t helped. That was the worst week we’ve had. Unexplainable that those things are happening this late in the season. Bad ball. On everybody.
• Leonte Carroo is going to be in a constant competition. That’s a good thing. Whoever is playing better between him and Rashawn Scott. A lot of it comes down to special teams. The answer to the question is special teams. That’s really a Darren Rizzi special teams decision. Carroo is never going to be a speed burner, so he’s got to be on his technique. The times he’s been in there he’s gotten open and made a couple big catches. It’s special teams.
• Allen Iverson may have been right, practice is overrated. This is a comment he made to Kenny Stills after he went for 180 yards after missing practice with a locked-up back.
• Kenny Stills has improved in all areas.
• Kenyan Drake is growing in his attention to detail, ball protection. He was crushed by a fumble earlier in the year.
• It’s amazing how the Patriots have looked the same for 15-20 years. Same coaches. Same systems. When one player comes in to replace a Pro Bowler, that player looks the same and uses the same techniques. Consistency. And keeping things in place have allowed the Patriots to recruit to their particular system and sustained success.
• Jesse Davis to guard and Sam Young outside if Jermon Bushrod can’t go. How they ended up the game last week.
• Ted Larsen is getting back to himself. It’s a fast track to getting back. It’s 320-pound guys.