7. Patriots wide receivers and tight ends dominated one-on-ones.
The Patriots had the upper hand in this drill against New Orleans cover men, at one point catching 11 passes in a row, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. The depth of the receiving corps and the twin tower tight ends of Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett were on full display. However…
6. Drops plagued the Patriots in the scrimmage.
You don’t win Super Bowls in one-on-one drills. You also don’t win Super Bowls from scrimmages, but the fact remains that the Patriots’ pass catchers struggled MIGHTILY to hang onto the ball yesterday. Howe noted that Gronkowski and Chris Hogan each had two drops, and Aaron Dobson, Chris Harper, Brandon Bolden and James White also ate Butterfingers during the scrimmage. Gronk and Hogan are safe on the cut front, but Dobson and Harper cannot afford to make those mistakes in such a heated battle at wideout.
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