The New England Patriots need tight end Rob Gronkowski back in the line up. According to ESPN they have the 21st passing offense (based on yardage) with a 225.5 yards per game average. In Thursday night’s win over the New York Jets, Brady completed less than 50% of his passes. That included targeting rookie receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Tompkins 17 times but only managing to get 5 catches out of them.
Brady wasn’t blaming them or the other receivers.
“It’s overall execution of our whole offense, and it’s not the receiver position, it’s every position, including the quarterback position,” Brady said, via ESPN Boston. “The quarterback position, running backs, tight ends, receivers, offensive line — we all have to be on the same page. Until we are, we’re going to struggle.”
Tom Brady could use Rob Gronkowski back in the line up though, and according to ESPN’s Ed Werder he has a 50-50 chance of playing this Sunday.
Tom Brady coming off first game in 4 years without targeting TE even once. I’m told Pats believe a 50-50 chance Rob Gronkowski plays Sunday
— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) September 17, 2013
According to @Edwerderespn, Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is 50/50 to play in Week 3. He was again on the field for practice on Monday.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 17, 2013
According to ESPN though, Tom Brady did through one pass towards tight end Michael Hoomanawanui.