In response to PatsLifer's comment:
No doubt this offense will look different with Gronk and Vereen back. but, is,it enough? Assuming everyone is healthy, and a big if, I don't think it is there on offense. I don't think we have the right talent at WR to open the offense up. It is still Gronk, a few small guys working the middle of the field. Thompkins and Dobson are okay, but the lack of their ability to get separation and experience is going to be costly. I still feel like we are one weapon away from something. An experienced, larger, outside WR is what I mean.
RESPONSE: We are both hopefull that Thompkins and Dobson will pan out. But, it's a major concern if they can't get separation. That said, I don't think that another great WR is what's really needed. What's needed is a more physical DL, and a guy who can consistently apply pressure to the opposing QB.
the complete makeover of the offense is a big bite to take in one year. Perhaps a more stepped approach would have been less risky.
RESPONSE: Is it really a "complete makeover" of the offense? True, AH and Wes Welker are gone. But, if he can stay healthy, Amendola has shown that he can adequately replace Wes. The team does miss AH...but does not really miss Brandon Lloyd, or the aged Deion Branch. The offense should be fine, if Vereen and Gronk return to 100%.