Re: Why Gronk's Absence Is Not Devastating
posted at 12/11/2013 3:58 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead's comment:
In response to PatsLifer's comment:
Yes, things have changed since earlier in the season as you note.
However, gronk's value is much bigger,than a great red zone threat. With him in the lineup, you have a dual threat weapon...great blocker, great pass catcher. You can run or pass in different formations with him. You can only say something similar with Vereen, with his ability to run or lineup wide or in the slot. Our remaining TEs don't off that flexibility to the offense.
devastating? We will see this week when we face a good Miami defense.
Agree, but Mulligan can block well. That's why I was saying in another thread about how McDaniels can improve first half gamecalling is by using Mulligan and Develin as both blockers AND receivers.
Seriously. I am not asking for heavy targeting, but strategic targeting to show they can do and will do both.
No binkies from Brady. Spread it out and diversify. I think Brady/McDaniels were too Gronk happy vs the Browns.
Brady was staring him down a lot and they were trying to get him the ball, which obviously you would want to, but Cleveland knows that too.
Did Mulligan just learn to block this year becasue last year you said he was the worst at everything. Maybe something has changed? What could it be?