Has anyone seen Chris Hogan?
The Patriots wide receiver did not have a reception for the second week in a row and was targeted only once in a disheartening 34-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans Sunday at Nashville. He was targeted twice a week ago against Green Bay, but at least the Patriots won that game.
Patriots radio commentator Scott Zolak said during Sunday’s broadcast that Tom Brady was screaming at Hogan at the end of the second quarter.
Brady was sacked on a Hail Mary attempt to end the first half.
Hogan’s disappearance in the offense is perplexing given the team’s lack of options. Rob Gronkowski hasn’t played in two weeks and Josh Gordon is still learning the ropes.
Gordon, however, has been targeted 21 times in the past two games, with nine receptions.
Hogan was dubbed “7-Eleven’’ during a tryout with the Dolphins in 2012 because he was always open. This season, however, he is rarely open, or rarely targeted, as has been the case the past two weeks.
Hogan had a season-high six receptions (on seven targets) against the Bears Oct. 21. In his past three games, he has just two receptions on five targets.