I realize everyone is in high spirits after yesterdays win. Looking to next week, I still see plenty of things to worry about. The lack of explosiveness in the passing game is a huge problem.
The lack of wide receivers / tight ends on this team is mind boggling. The whole passing game is Brady throwing to Edelman. In most cases nobody gets open. Thompkins looks useless out there. I know Gronkowksi is a huge part, but the Pats should have had a backup plan for this season, especially when they knew Gronkowski wouldnt be out there for half a year and also hasn't finished a season healthy in 3 years.
It is incredibly frustrating to see the WR's that Brady has out there. We have bottom 5 NFL talent when it comes to WR's. Look at any roster in NFL and find even 3 teams with worse WR talent there?
Other teams constantly find WR talent out there. Just look at the Colts Lavon Brazill and the explosive plays he made all game. Drafted in 6th round. Patriots cannot find a decent long threat. They cannot find a physical WR either. The free agents they have had come in here have been busts for the most part.
Maybe there is something wrong with the evaluation process. McDaniels went to Denver and drafted Decker and D. Thomas in same year. Who do the Pats get? Undrafted Thompkins or Dobson, both of whom had trouble getting open even when they were healthy. Patriots need to seriously change the way they approach the WR position. It is time to get a big physical body out there. Enough with the same slot WR's , that strategy hasnt worked in the playoffs.
Against the 49ers or Seahawks, the run would not work. You cannot beat the Seahawks or 49ers with the WR's we currently have out there.
In the offeseason the Patriots should attempt to sign E. Decker. If not, then spend a high draft pick on a big physical WR. It is pathetic that in his last few years in the league, Brady has so little talent to work with.