The Patriots’ 11 most dangerous offensive weapons for next season, ranked – FOXSports.com
The Patriots just won a Super Bowl without Gronkowski, so it’s tempting to forget how good he is. Don’t forget how good he is. When healthy, Gronkowski is still the toughest matchup in the entire NFL, a pass-catching, run-blocking behemoth who can run past and jump over just about anybody.
He’ll have more opportunities, too. If the Patriots line up Cooks, Edelman, Hogan, Gronkowski and Lewis in the backfield … who do you double team? Who do the safeties help with? Who do the linebackers cover? There is no good answer. Gronk will get open, and if Gronk is open, it’s over.
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