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News: DC.com: Patriots TEs Another Defensive Challenge

Discussion in 'News Zone' started by CCBoy, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. CCBoy

    CCBoy Well-Known Member

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    Tighten Up
    Patriots TEs Another Defensive Challenge
    Nick Eatman
    DallasCowboys.com Staff Writer


    IRVING, Texas – When you think New England's offense, it has to start with Tom Brady. That hasn't changed in 10 years.

    This season, he's obviously making a habit out of getting the ball to Wes Welker, who is on a pace to shatter just about every single-season receiving record there is, through the first five games.

    But he's not the only weapon in Brady's arsenal. In fact, New England has a pair of tight ends that are filling up the stat sheets as well.

    The duo of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez has been stellar for the Patriots, especially in the red zone. While Welker has 45 catches and second receiver Deion Branch has 23, Brady distributes the ball to his tight ends as well.

    Gronkowski has 22 catches and five touchdowns, which ties him with Welker. Hernandez has 19 catches and two scores....
  2. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    This will be a major challenge - Lee gives us a better chance though.
  3. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    Lee cant cover these guys,these guys are dynamite in the red zone.
  4. Doomsay

    Doomsay Well-Known Member

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    He certainly can undercut patterns in the middle when they come to him -doesn't have to be about being able to run with them when they get to the red zone. It's a better middle coverage option than we have had for years.

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