Minihane: Patriots don't have depth we thought they did

Minihane: Patriots don't have depth we thought they did
September 9, 2013, 11:00 pm
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When the Patriots take the field Thursday night against the Jets, who will Tom Brady throw to?

Danny Amendola? He played through a groin injury in a gutsy second-half performance in the season-opening win in Buffalo, but he's listed as questionable and might not be able to go.

Shane Vereen? The versatile running back, who caught seven passes on Sunday, is out for at least four weeks after breaking his wrist.

That doesn't leave a lot of trusted targets for Brady, who showed plenty of getting-to-know-you struggles with his rookie receivers in the opener.

Look for lots of Julian Edelman.

On "Uno Sports Tonight," Kirk Minihane of WEEI and Ben Volin of The Boston Globe talk about what could be a thin cast offensively against the Jets.

"There is not the depth they thought there would be," Minihane said.

And at running back, with no Vereen and Stevan Ridley benched in the opener after fumbling trouble, there are more trust issues, says Volin.

"I just don't know how much they trust Stevan Ridley at this point," Volin said.

Minihane said he thinks Ridley will bounce back.

"I think Ridley will come back and be OK," Minihane said. "He's too talented not to."