The red zone numbers are pretty glaring:
In the second halves of the last three games - with Rob Gronkowski - Tom Brady was 14-22 for 110 yards and 7 touchdowns.
On Sunday against the Dolphins: 0-6 with an interception.
Mike Giardi and Tom E. Curran discussed this problem.
"The Patriots with Gronkowski, they don't have to worry about trying to time things and fit thugs in.He goes down and posts people up or he goes dow over there. For Amendola or Edelman to go over somebody, they have to get a 30-inch vertical. So it's very difficult. Bill Belichick talked about it today, how difficult it is in the red zone, especially when teams show everybody up in blitz areas."
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