In response to wmasschilly's comment:
What they need is Vareen, Amendola, and Dopson to be fully healthy---throw in Ridley, LaFell and Edelman and they should be fine until Gronk is ready and even if he's not back 100%, he should still be able to block and will certainly be a RZ threat
IMHO this defense will keep them in every game this year
Agree, we just need a little luck in the "multiple key injury department" this year. Yeah, I know some guys here think the GM just drafts bad players but looking at how good the defense was playing before key injuries last year snd then swap out the best 1 on 1 defender in the NFL with Talib and another year of experience for a young secondary and wowser!
I would like to see Gronk out until week 10 and make a play off push. The positive side to this knee injury is it allows time for his forearm and back to fully heal. ACL injuries are nothing like they were 15 years ago, he could come back stronger in that area of his body.