#3 A New Dynamic Offense
In 2010-2011, the Patriots had one of the most unstoppable offences with lead by a combination of TEs Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. The two combined had 254 receptions, 3,346 yards, and 40 TDs both becoming easily two of hardest TEs to defend in the league. Both were still dominant without the other on the field (which seemed to be the case for a lot of the 2012 season), but they were at their best when both were on the field.
Fast forward 3 seasons later since Hernandez was released and arrested, and the Patriots again have two hidden players that could help reform a Josh McDaniels’ offense.
Running backs Dion Lewis and James White could be the key to an offense that could have mismatches all around the field (Granted Lewis can stay healthy after having a career filled with injuries). The league got a taste of both players, but unfortunately wasn’t given the chance to see them both on the field at the same time. After Lewis got injured in Week 9, James White was the next man up, and did more than enough to contribute to the Patriots’ offense.
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