2. Demario Douglas
Speaking of wide receivers who aren’t working out, how about Demario Douglas?
Granted, he’s a rookie, but his first two games have also been pretty underwhelming with just 6 catches on 9 targets for 59 yards and no touchdowns.
Worse, he committed a brutal turnover in Week 2 that may have cost New England the game. After catching a nice pass from Mac Jones, Douglas inexplicably cut back towards the middle of the field into the heart of the defense. Not surprisingly, a defender caught up to him from behind and stripped the ball, halting what was shaping up to be a promising drive for the Patriots.
Those types of mistakes can’t happen, as they can be the difference between winning and losing. Douglas needs to know to run toward the sideline in that situation so that he can step out of bounds and avoid the hit/turnover.
Douglas has shown a bit of promise with his speed so far, but he needs to learn that you can’t outrun every NFL defender. Sitting him down would teach him a valuable lesson and is exactly the type of discipline that Belichick loves to dish out, especially since he already benched Douglas immediately after the fumble during the game.