|Russ what do you consider a legit TE? The Patriot offensive system does not feature the TE as a pass catcher, if they have it working the way they want it. |
As mbeau said they had 2 first round TE's.
There is also more evidence to the contrary. Baker averaged like 25 - 30 receptions in the 3 year previous to coming to NE. Comes here and we don't through to him.
Dave Thomas never caught squat here because we never threw to him. He goes to the saints as a backup TE and catches more there in one season then he did in his career in NE, I believe. At least close to it.
Daniel Graham the 2 years prior to going to Denver he has 37 receptions for the patriots. The next 2 years in Denver he had 57 receptions.
Anyone see a pattern here? Is it the system or does Brady just not like throwing to the TE? Bottom line is all these guys catch more passes elsewhere than they do here in NE.
The Pats fans on here always have a warped sense of reality when it comes to our own players.
Everyone loves to bash the Maroney, and Light too. Take a look at some numbers from around the league by comparison and those guys start looking pretty darn decent. You can see some of that here
Patriots fans or at least the ones on this board are always unrealistic. They want instant gratification and if every single player on the Patriots at every single position is not a top 3 in the entire league its time to release him or trade him.