In response to PatsEng's comment:
In response to rtuinila's comment:
Brady has plenty of options to throw to and they get just as open as the guys that played from 2000 - 2004. All the stats you quoted about Gronk just shows Brady is too dependent on him. Probably because he didn't have time to do anything else. And no, I'm not Rusty but I do miss the time when Brady could make scrubs into good WRs.
Plenty to throw too? Who? Thompkins who BB benched because he wasn't doing his job? Boyce who couldn't stay on the field? Hooman who is lucky to catch a cold? Amendola who spends more time in the ice bath than the field? I'd take the 01-05 receiver core over last years any day of the week and twice on leap years. It's not even a comparison.
But, good point on Gronk so lets not use him and force Brady to throw to less talented receivers who don't get open, that will fix the O....... You are starting to sound like Rusty
Yes Brady had Dobson, Thompkins, Boyce, Amendola, Vereen, Edelman, Gronk And Hooman. That group of receivers is more talented than the group he had from 2003-2006. He also started the year with accuracy problems and I'm not so sure he ever really fixed that. You can call me rusty all you want but it doesn't change the fact he was off last year.
BTW The Pats never had a true #1 WR till Moss got picked up. What's the superbowl situation since then?
I still long for the days when Brady made superstars out of jag receivers.