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Life Without Brady

Life Without Brady

Aug 31, 2013

This offseason has left Patriot’s fans with a lot of questions. Why let Wes Welker walk? What will Belichick do with the wide receiver position?  What will the offense look like?

New England fans have grown accustomed to an up tempo offense that constantly pressured the defense with Tom Brady’s ability to pass. But with the departure of Welker to Denver and the injury of Rob Gronkowski fans are worried about the Patriot’s aerial attack.

“In Belichick We Trust” is the slogan that all Patriot fans live by; and that trust is being stretched to the limits with this offseason. The organization has struggled in the past with drafting wide receivers, (Chad Jackson, Bethel Johnson, and Brandon Tate etc.) but he may have struck gold in his draft picks this year. Aaron Dobson has the length and ball skills to play on the outside, while Josh Boyce has the burning ability to be a constant threat. Yet undrafted receiver Kenbrell Thompkins seems to be Belichick’s best addition to the team. He has been Brady’s favorite target thus far and is in line to be a starter. Don’t forget about the Wes Welker clone that is Danny Amendola. If he can stay healthy he will prove to be everything and more that Welker was throughout his playing days in New England.

Yet with all these wide receiver additions New England fans still doubt their ability to play consistently well through a regular season in the NFL. With Tom Brady at age 36 there’s no doubt that the Patriot’s are planning for life without Tom. Spoiled with arguably one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game the Patriots need to start thinking about what it would be like without him. Trading for a bruiser like LeGarrette Blount and change of pace back Leon Washington gives the backfield depth and takes the stress off of Tom’s arm to be the playmaker of his youth. The ability to transition to a running and defensive team with a proven thousand yard runner, Steven Ridley, while still having the threat of Tom Terrific under center would be a combination that would without a doubt lead to a Super Bowl win.

Hold strong New England, trust in the system and sit back and enjoy the ride to the next wave of New England Patriots.

Born in raised in Boston, MA. Life long Boston Sports fan. Sophomore at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire. Aspiring professional sports writer. Currently coaching high school football in New Hampshire. Focusing on covering the New England Patriots in analyzing all in season and off season moves. Interesting in most sports, but most interested in the NFL and NCAA Football. Twitter: @aludwig25 Instagram: aludwig25

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