Felger: If Gronk's out, who will Brady turn to?

Felger: If Gronk's out, who will Brady turn to?
July 24, 2014, 6:00 am
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T.J. Ward's season-ending hit on Rob Gronkowski brings up another issue of player safety.

"If you're a top-3 quarterback, you should be able to make chicken salad out of chicken poop sometimes." - Michael Felger

Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to return to the New England Patriots practice field.

Once the season starts, all eyes will once again be on the health of the Patriots tight end.

If Gronk goes down with an injury, do the Patriots have enough firepower on offense to make a run?

"They're just going to have to figure it out with their other 'weapons,'" said Michael Felger. "They should have enough, even without Gronk. It's going to be thin, it's going to be tight. I'm not going to tell you that they're going to be a great offense.

"Is it enough for them the piece it together if they're winning more games on defense?… I still think between Edelman and Amendola, one of those guys is going to catch 100 balls. I think between Thompkins, Boyce and Dobson one of them has to emerge."

If Gronk does go down with an injury, Felger puts a lot of the responsibility on Tom Brady's shoulders.

"Brady's a top-3 quarterback, right?" asked Felger. "So they should be able to score in the twenties. If you're a top-3 quarterback, you should be able to make chicken salad out of chicken poop sometimes."