The Patriots & Tom Brady Need Antonio Brown Now More Than Ever

  • The New England Patriots offense has not been the productive, dominant machine this season that fans have grown accustomed to.
  • With Phillip Dorsett dealing with a concussion and Mohamed Sanu now missing a few weeks with a high ankle sprain, the outlook is not good.
  • There are not too many guys the Patriots could bring in that could help, but there is one: Antonio Brown.

Fans of the New England Patriots recently became the recipients of bad news. Their struggling offense could be alarmingly short on weapons in the passing game when they welcome the Dallas Cowboys to town this week.

There is Julian Edelman, who is battling some injury issues of his own, and the running backs coming out of the backfield. But with Phillip Dorsett still in the concussion protocol and Mohamed Sanu out with a high ankle sprain, Tom Brady is not going to have much to work with.

He will have rookies Jakobi Myers and N’Keal Harry, who have accounted for a total of 18 receptions this season and no touchdowns. Matthew Slater is listed as a wide receiver on the depth chart but hasn’t caught a pass since 2011.

Otherwise, he’ll have to lean on his tight ends—Ryan Izzo, Ben Watson, and Matt LaCosse. They have combined for 22 receptions and one touchdown this season.

It doesn’t paint a very optimistic picture.

Patriot fans are probably wishing the team had held onto Josh Gordon (instead of making the Seattle Seahawks a better team). And that Rob Gronkowski’s big announcement had been about his impending NFL return and not some party during Super Bowl weekend. But Gordon is gone, as is Gronk—which has fans pining for someone else to return.

Antonio Brown.

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