'3-and-out': Gronk, Dobson, McCourty

'3-and-out': Gronk, Dobson, McCourty
November 4, 2013, 11:15 pm
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Mike Giardi and Tom E. Curran go "3 and out" after the Patriots' 55-31 win over the Steelers.

First up, Rob Gronkowski, who finished with 143 reception yards and touchdown.

"I think if you look at his performance yesterday, it was surprising to me that nine catches was his career high," Curran said. "You would have felt that he had more at some point. But nine for a buck and change. You see the difference he makes in opening other people up. Better opportunities outside for Aaron Dobson in particular."

Aaron Dobson was another weapon that Tom Brady used plenty of on Sunday.

"Belichick was impressed with the routes he ran on Sunday," Curran said. "For all Brandon Lloyd's flaws as a guy ion the locker room who might have been difficult to deal with, that was a play that the Patriots could steel at all times was the back shoulder throw. Finally Dobson got it plus a few other ones."

And let's not forget Devin McCourty, who Giardi called an "All-Pro". Curran isn't ready to go that far yet.