How do banged-up Patriots attack Jets?

How do banged-up Patriots attack Jets?
September 10, 2013, 8:45 pm
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The Patriots escaped Buffalo with a win, but not without sustaining a slew of injuries.

Danny Amendola and Zach Sudfeld look to be out, and Shane Vereen is out for the next eight weeks.

So, how do the Patriots plan on attacking the Jets? Troy Brown wonders the same thing.

"With Sudfeld probably being out, you have [Michael] Hoomanawanui probably the lone tight end on this roster," Brown said. "I don't know what they're going to do. My guess is that they'll try to spread them out with the remaining receivers that they do have on the field, young guys or not. You have to try to figure out a way to get those guys involved and get them going rather quickly here with no practice time."

Tanguay wonders if Julian Edelman can be the go-to guy Thursday by default, but with a lack of weapons, Edelman will be covered very closely - perhaps by more than one player at times.

"I think he has the strength and the quickness and the speed to deal with that type of stuff," Brown said.

But even though the rookies didn't shine on Sunday, Brown isn't giving up on them.

"I still have confidence in these guys because I have been there. The way they talk, the way they act, and the way they pay attention to some of the little things you talk about with them, I think they really want it. Thompkins has the physical ability, has all the tools - he can catch, he can jump, he can run, he can get open, he can catch the deep ball. So I like this guy a lot, and the fact that Tom [Brady] threw to him 14 times, tells you that Tom likes him too."

How do you think the Patriots will find success offensively Thursday night? Let us know in the comments section.