Patriots Biggest Offseason Regret
posted at 8/12/2013 9:41 PM EDT
Bleacherreport claims it will be the youth movement at wide receiver.
It's hard to be overly critical of one of the league's most successful franchises of all time, but the decision to let Wes Welker, Deion Branch, Brandon Lloyd and Donte Stallworth go is a risky proposition for any offense—even one led by Tom Brady.
Danny Amendola was brought in to replace Welker's production in the slot. This is no small feat to expect of any receiver.
Amendola has had trouble staying healthy over the last two years in St. Louis, but has shown promise when available.
The Patriots decided to satisfy their glaring need for receivers by drafting Aaron Dobson out of Marshall in the second round and Josh Boyce from TCU in the fourth.
These guys, although talented, are suddenly expected to come in as rookies and learn a system that has notoriously overwhelmed veteran pass-catchers without even a second thought.
This plan would be understandable if the Patriots were rebuilding, but anytime you have a Tom Brady on your team, the Super Bowl is always the goal.
This issue at wide receiver is further compounded by the devastating offseason developments at the tight end position.
What was once a position admired by the entire league is now a major question mark which all leads to one major concern. Who is Tom Brady going to throw to?