In his weekly mailbag article, Doug Kyed of The Athletic said the New England Patriots need to target WR N'Keal Harry deeper down the field or do a better job of getting him open in space. "I want to see what Harry can do catching a slant with room to run," wrote Kyed. "I think he has potential on back-shoulder fades. The Patriots need to find a way to get Harry to average more than 4.8 career yards per target. They’re better off running every play than throwing to Harry taking into account the inherent risk of passing the ball."
"You can’t have a receiver averaging fewer than 5 yards per target. You either need that player to start catching a higher percentage of passes or he needs to be targeted deeper. Those are the options moving forward with Harry."
Harry has an opportunity to be the go-to receiver for Cam Newton. The passing game was not needed Week 1 because of the Patriots' success on the ground paired with Julian Edelman being Julian Edelman. The Seahawks are a much different and better defense than Miami, so a coming out party Sunday would be a boon for Harry.