Everyone writing off Kenbrell Thompkins?
posted at 9/12/2013 3:45 PM EDT
Why's everyone writing KT off? After one medicore game?
The guy has potential and has shown flashes. He clearly struggled against Buffalo, largely due to nerves, if I had to guess. But that doesn't mean the guy is chopped liver.
All I hear is how Brady's WRs are decimated, and Edelman is his only viable option. Nonsense!
Thompkins will play better, I'd imagine. Edelman will continue to work the slot with success, and Dobson, if active/healthy, could catch a few balls. We need not forget Boyce, either, who has versatility and athleticism.
I'd agree that the outlook at TE is a bit more bleak, at least until Sudfeld gains some confidence and his hamstring heals. If he can go tonight, I think the TE position will be fine. If not, that leaves Hooman and Mulligan, who they re-signed the other day. Not terribly impressive.
The RBs and offensive line will need to have a big day -- Ridley, Blount, Washington, and Bolden (if he plays) will be counted on. But I find it absurd to claim that the Patriots have nothing at WR. A bunch of unknowns, sure. But not a complete lack of talent.