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In response to m. a. pat's comment:
The Pats may have enough at WR with last years' group but it's hard to tell at this point. We don't know if Dobson, Boyce and Thompkins can make that second year jump. If Dobson and Boyce can stay healthy, I believe both can make significant contributions.
Thompkins may have reached his ceiling / potential given that he'll turn 26 during training camp. He also seemed to lose the coaching staff's trust in the latter part of the season.
I've got high hopes for Dobson after seeing his improvement in the second half of the season. Brady seemed like he looked for this guy when he was on the field. Still a ways to go but the measurables such as height and speed are certainly there. I think Brady likes this guy and that's a plus. Can he stay on the field and avoid injuries?
Boyce? He showed big time talent in the Houston game but why did it take over half a season to make the game day roster? Will this talent translate to the field and can he learn the game? This kid has a ton of potential and hopefully we'll be seeing big plays this coming season.
Offensively in the Denver game the biggest problem was the Pats' interior offensive line getting blown up. The second was no Gronk, Dobson being hobbled coming into the game, DA invisible, Boyce out and Thompkins got hurt during the game.
IMHO the best immediate way to help #12 would be to upgrade the center and right guard positions and then grab a move TE.
you are very very correct, our rg and control were beaten up, it wasn't 8 -9 in a box, the bronco dline overwhelmed them, Mankins also was awful. The bronco dline said after the game, that they couldn't be blocked, it was just that simple
To blame the coaches for not running more is ridiculous
To blame TB , who missed on one pass, is also ridiculous
When Talib went out, then our defense was over matched Too
And when all of our players got injured last year, I don't remember anyone guaranteeing a SB win. But now let's blame the coaches or TB? Come on!.
but I guess we are going to hear this until we win a SB? Or that if we drafted the right skill player, we will win. No when our lines play a little better, then we might
Here's the first running play of the game, just moments after the snap. Does it look like the Broncos care a whit about our receivers?
Pro, everyone knew we were going to run early, they came to stop the run, and they did, but their dline didn't need a lot of help, our rbs didn't even get by the line play. Blount couldn't even make a cut. I think if they had been able to break the los, we could have kept runNing a bit. I think they also stopped Vareen running or receiving. They owned the Los. And that's what we did in the previous two games.