Despite allowing tight end
“[A] lot of those things are simple coverage adjustments — whether one person reads this or you take this away or take that away,” inside linebacker
Last season, Gronkowski set an
This season, Gronkowski leads the Patriots in receiving yards (135) and touchdowns (two), but Ravens free safety
“Not a big mismatch at all,” Reed said. “It’s just a matter of knowing where your help is at within the scheme of things and playing your coverage. He’s going to get some also because he is a great tight end and a great receiver. You just have to be mindful of where he’s at and what he does.”
The Eagles thrived last week due to a combination of factors. Strong safety
That would appear to be a blueprint for success for New England, but Brady declined to say whether the offense would emphasize targeting Gronkowski.
“You have to wait and see how the game plays out,” Brady said. “If the focus is on the tight ends, we have to throw it somewhere else. I always feel like we have to get the ball to the guys that are open, not a certain position or player. The guy that’s open is usually going to get the ball. I am going to try to read the coverage and take my read based on the play and then try to make a good throw.”
Perhaps the one silver lining regarding Sunday night’s game against the Patriots is the absence of fellow tight end
New England coach
"I really don't see that changing much," Kruger said. "From what I've seen, they run a lot of the same stuff so we're just going to keep digging, finding stuff on tape and studying and making sure we come up with the best game plan."