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Losing Gronk and moving forward

Posted: 11/19/2012 9:24 AM

Losing Gronk and moving forward 


Hey guys, does the loss of Gronk make the Patriots even more dangerous on offense? I know this is an odd question and I hate to use the word interchangable between Gronk and Hernandez-and of course there`s only one GRONK.

But I`m looking at the Pats offense and they seem to be so precise and finely tuned right now and with the return of Hernandez and the depth they do have at TE, that I`m thinking this will make them even more balanced. This will allow Brady to put his head on a swivel, spread the ball around and use every weapon at his disposal, making it even more difficult for teams to gameplan against the Pats O.

In addition, with the return of the injured guards-hopefully soon, and the athleticism of the o-line, they can take advantage of and focus on getting the running game going. I see a lot of potential with this Vareen.  

I`m thinking the offense will hardly miss a beat until the GRONK returns!

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Posted: 11/19/2012 11:57 AM

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The thing that's bothered me the last couple weeks is that they've all but forgotten about the ground game. And if they go into post-season as a 1-dimensional offense, they won't win diddly. So this may be a blessing in disguise. Gives the other TE's a chance to get work with Brady, forces McD to remember that you can run the ball too.
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Posted: 11/19/2012 6:27 PM

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While there is no player on the team similar to Gronk, if Hernandez is finally healthy and can back on the field and stay there, he can make up for a lot of Gronk's production in the passing game.  Prior to the season there were many people, myself included, who thought that Hern was going to have a huge year this year and possibly have more catches and yardage than Gronk.  And I fully Gronk back on the field by the playoffs if not sooner.
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Posted: 11/19/2012 7:05 PM

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Gronk's loss with definitely be a problem, a great player ... but runs & screens is really how the SB years happened. - If nothing unexpected happens, he might just be back "in time", ... too early to say.
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Posted: 11/20/2012 7:37 AM

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dokgonzo wrote: The thing that's bothered me the last couple weeks is that they've all but forgotten about the ground game. And if they go into post-season as a 1-dimensional offense, they won't win diddly. So this may be a blessing in disguise. Gives the other TE's a chance to get work with Brady, forces McD to remember that you can run the ball too.
It is starting to become very noticible(sp). I attribute it to giving up an early score and immediately turning to the pass.

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Posted: 11/20/2012 6:00 PM

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I attribute it to designing the game plan to the opponent of that particular game.The Pats are on a four game winning streak,where they've outscored their opponents 170 to 88.I'm just saying!
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Posted: 11/20/2012 8:06 PM

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Except that abandoning the run at the first sniff of trouble is McD's style. It works against poor pass defenses, but it also loses Superbowls.
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Posted: 11/25/2012 4:29 PM

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bummer
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