Re: Why Gronk's Absence Is Not Devastating
posted at 12/11/2013 2:44 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead's comment:
1. Vereen is here
2. Amendola is healthier and further along
3. The rookies are progressing in their own ways/further along
Gronk's biggest absence will be in the red zone and with how you can dictate plays with his presence, but that does not mean our offense will falter either. Sunday's first half was proof of that.
Weak..... What was offensive output before Gronk started playing? Where have these "rookies progressing" been since? Who's been targeted most during games? Without Grionk in nteh Red Zone, it'll be a struggle. Unless, of course, you profess that tyey eon't hav to orry abiout that aspect as they'll score from 21+ yards out. Oh, and there's The Ghost.... (perhaps you missed his last few FG attempts for way out beyond the Red Zone?)
Amendola will NIOT cary the team, healthy or not. Edelman will be covered like 2nd skin, and those rookies will continue to drop passes, and/or miscommunicate with Brady on routes.
As for the first halves, maybe you should have paid closer attention to the huge holes they have dug for themselves before "miracle comebacks" WITH Gronk.
Did I mention Ridley and his inate ability to cough up the ball at inopportune times?
But, fear not! All's well, ffensively, with the Pats! As that truly great American said: Good grief!