In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to 49Patriots' comment:
Edelman leaves and Brady works up confidence in a new slot, like when Welker left or when Troy Brown retired. Brady and a slot WR go hand in hand, it's the outside guys that Brady has a tough time working with.
As far as Seattle is concerned, we said Seattle and New England have the exact same defenses in this scenario, right? So who is going to beat Seattle's defense on Seattle's offense? FHOF Golden Tate? I don't even know the other scrubs, I only know Golden because NE fans wanted to draft him.
Both Edelman and Amendola > Tate. Plus, no Seattle player = Gronk on offense.
See what we mean? Our offensive skilled position players aren't a problem, our defense is what we need to work on so that we can get a defense like Seattle. Part of the reason why a lot of guys were held without a catch in the AFCCG was because Conolly and Wendell were getting smacked around that Brady had to throw the ball to the inside guys quickly or risk a sack. If you were calling for Alex Mack, I'm sure the whole board would be on your side.
Brady works up confidence on who? Edelman because he knows the offense. He lost all confidence in Amendola, Dobson and Thompkins.
Seattle offense did well enough to go 6-3 in games they played against top 10 defenses. The Pats went 3-3 in games vs top 10 defenses and could hardly score vs the Broncos in the AFCCG. Please tell me again how the Pats offense would do against the #1 defense Seattle Seahawks?
Look at all the teams locking up their top receiving weapons already.
6-3 against top 10 defenses? The Colts were a top 10 defense?