Originally written on Musket Fire  |  Last updated 6/25/14

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots warms ups against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
It’s easy to form a quick opinion about a player, a team, or a position after watching a game without letting the season play out, but that’s exactly what I’m going to do in the weekly postgame “Rush to Judgment” feature here on Musket Fire.Over the first two games of the season, Patriots fans were wondering where the running  game was, despite Tom Brady throwing the ball with tremendous success. When the Patriots defense collapsed, surrendering a 21-point lead, and Tom Brady threw pick after pick in the Week 3 loss to Buffalo, the pondering of a running game turned to clamoring for the running game. Fans wanted to see the offense take time off the clock, keep the defense rested, take the pressure off of Tom Brady, and see more of the flashes of talent from rookie running back Stevan Ridley.The Patriots utilized the running game more during last Sunday’s 31-19 win over the Oakland Raiders, and did so with success. As a team, the Pats rushed for 183 yards and 2 touchdowns on 30 carri...
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