Tanguay: 'Health is the problem' for Patriots

Tanguay: 'Health is the problem' for Patriots
September 10, 2013, 12:30 am
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On "Uno Sports Tonight," host Gary Tanguay said the biggest issue for the Patriots is not the unfamiliarity of new receivers and Tom Brady but the health of players who were seen as key parts of the offense.

Tanguay said Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman, Shane Vereen and Rob Gronkowski are capable pass catchers you can build your offense around. All but Edelman have some kind of injury. Gronkowkski isn't expected back until Week 3 against the Bucs, Vereen was lost for four weeks with a broken wrist and Amendola, despite his gutsy second-half performance in the opener, is struggling with a groin injury.

On the other hand, The Boston Herald's Ron Borges told Tanguay that even when healthy, those four players aren't enough to keep the Pats offense rolling. Borges warned about buying into the preseason hype given some of the new faces.

"They said Jake Ballard was going to be Tony Gonzalez. Now he's unemployed," Borges said. "Kenbrell Thompkins was going to be the next Randy Moss. ...Amendola's already grabbing his groin. That's not a good sign."

To which, Tanguay replied, "You see? Health!"