Now I am just trying to be a little optimistic here so don't jump on me.
It is obvious that Norv is calling a very predictable game right now. And we all know that this does not go along with Norv's reputation. As I see it is could be the lack of talent to execute what he wants, ie (fiedler, o-line, whatever)
it could be that given the history of this franchise to flop in Dec, maybe Norv is trying to play some mind tricks on the league, or more so just the afc east. seeing how we have 3 of our 4 games in dec against our div opponents. Maybe he is just trying to lure them into we are so predictable blah blah blah, then in dec he is gonna open the playbook and shock the hell out of them when we need it.
He would have to do this assuming we play well enough in sept, oct, nov that we don't need to be fancy, just go out and win.. which has worked for the most part.
Now I may be reaching.. but I am trying to find some hope here.
It could be just the first part that he is handcuffed and has no faith in his O.