Josh McDaniels: I need to do a good job getting Julian Edelman going


Aside from Week 2 against Seattle, Julian Edelman hasn't really been able to get going offensively.

Through five games, Edelman has 20 receptions for 302 yards, but eight catches and 179 yards came against the Seahawks.

Last week against Denver, Edelman had just two catches on six targets for eight yards.

Speaking via video conference Tuesday, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said he needs to get Edelman, as well as the other pass catchers, going.

“The best way to play offense is for everybody to contribute and to find ways for everybody to contribute. And that certainly is my job," he said. "I am going to try the best I can to get him involved and also try to get production from all the skill positions on the field. Every offensive unit is always better when there’s a lot of people who are contributing and you have to stop a lot of things. Whether it’s our receivers, our backs, our tight ends, the more guys that are producing and making plays, and creating first downs and opportunities to make bigger plays, the better off we’re going to be.

"Certainly, Julian is a big part of what we want to try and do and I need to do a good job of trying to get him going. But, I think in the grand scheme of things all of us just need to do our jobs well and try to get contributions from everybody to be the most effective we can be.”

McDaniels was asked the same question about N'Keal Harry, and McDaniels stressed he needs to get everybody involved.

“Like I said before, I have to do a good job to trying to get everybody involved and allow them an opportunity to produce and be productive within the offense," he said. "That is what I am going to try and do this week. We have a lot to improve on. There’s no doubt about that and look forward to working on that starting tomorrow.”

In five games this year, Harry has 18 catches for 166 yards and a touchdown.