Trash Talk: Bring in a veteran receiver?

Trash Talk: Bring in a veteran receiver?
September 19, 2013, 9:45 pm
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After two subpar performances by the New England Patriots’ offense, there has been chatter on whether or not the Patriots should pick up a free agent to help cure their offensive woes.

Rookie receivers Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins have struggled in their first two games, begging the question whether the Patriots should sign a veteran wide receiver to the offense.

Andy Hart and Paul Perillo debated what the Patriots should do on Patriots Football Weekly.

“So the veteran receiver you had in mind, Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, one of those guys, they available?” Hart said. “You mean guys that are actually available like Mike Jenkins, Deion Branch, Donte’ Stallworth. I have no interest, invest in the youth. You made a decision here to go young. You have your three rookies, take the time and develop them. It will pay off in the long run come January when they are playing more.”

Perillo disagreed, as he thinks Tom Brady needs more weapons around him in the receiving core.

“You know who is not young, Tom Brady,” Perillo said, “He is 36-years-old and he is not getting younger. He needs guys right now that can help this offense move the football. I think they have to find somebody.”