Re: Dallas Clark to NE?
posted at 6/20/2013 7:03 PM EDT
In response to NedBraden's comment:
In response to FrnkBnhm's comment:
In response to tenace4life's comment:
Ballard, Fells, Ford, Hoomanawanui, Sudfeld and Gronk (even if is for 1/2 a season) . . . then maybe they throw Tebow into the mix.
That sounds terrible. Somehow people are looking at Ballard like he was a pro-bowler in 2011. The last time he played his was 17th in yards in 20th in TDs amongst NFL TEs. He would now become the Patriots number one option at the position (replacing two players who had more catches, yards, and TD than he did in 2011). He is a solid young TE but he is world's behind Gronk and Hernandez at this point.
Fells, Ford, Hoomanawanui and Sudfeld are supposed to fill in that gap?
Not to mention Edelman is the only WR on the roster who caught at pass from Brady last year.
If Gronk starts the season injured and Hernandez is not with them team because of off-field problems, the Patriots will begin without their top five pass catchers from last season (Welker, Lloyd, Gronk, Hernandez, Woodhead). Those five accounted for just under 85% of all completions and 70% of total offensive yardage.
Well, his QB was Eli Manning so that explains the middle of the pack rankings there.
Run the ball.
That would make sense if the Giants did not throw the ball the fifth most in the league (Eli was actually fourth in passing yards in 2011). Statistically speaking, based on his one season, he is an average NFL TE.