New England Patriots: Health Is the Key to Offensive Explosiveness

May 14, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It’s been a long time since New England Patriots fans have had more concerns on the offensive side of the ball than the defensive side, but that may be the case heading into the 2013 NFL season. The concerns do not stem from a lack of talent, though.
Health may be the key to the Patriots' offensive success this year.
Looking at the offense as it is currently constituted, there is no doubt that there is plenty of firepower. The problem lies within the fact that key contributors are either currently injured or have a history of having trouble staying on the field.
Tight end Rob Gronkowski’s struggles have been well-detailed over the past few weeks. Gronkowski has been dealing with an infection in his surgically repaired left forearm and is expected to have to go under the knife once again to change the plate that is fortifying the broken bone.
It cannot be understated how important the Pats' biggest bro is to the offense.
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