Will the Patriots be the same powerhouse that they have been in years past without their stellar receivers. With Wes Welker gone to the Mile High City, Brandon Lloyd a free agent, Rob Gronkowski on the PUP list and Aaron Hernandez in jail, what is next for the Patriots? The only one of those to still remain with the Patriots is Rob Gronkowski who will be limited by his injuries. Who is the fifth leading receiver on the Patriots you ask? The answer: Danny Woodhead running back, who has run off to the San Diego Chargers.
So who will Tom Brady be throwing to. Number one on the Patriots depth chart Julian Edelman who was 6th in receptions for the Patriots in 2012 and Danny Amendola who the Patriots got from the Rams. Michael Jenkins who played for the Vikings in 2012 will also be joining the line up. two promising rookies also are looking for a starting spot in 2013: Aaron Dobson from Marshall(2nd Round 59 overall) and Josh Boyce from TCU (4th Round 102 overall). Now what about Gronk? If Gronk’s injuries kick in it looks like Michael Hoomanawanui will getting the start, who was 9th on the team in 2012 in receptions.
Tom Brady and his new receivers will have to put in a lot of work to get the chemistry that last years team had. It may be mid season by the time they start to “click”. Will the new hands in New England be a good thing for Tom or will it be the beginning of his downfall?