1. New Englandís tight ends have to be a major concern for safety Yeremiah Bell and the linebackers.
of Minnesota and Dustin Keller
of the Jets both led their teams with six receptions apiece against the Dolphins. The Patriots have a pair of rookies at the position in Rob Gronkowski
and former Gator Aaron Hernandez,
but the two have solid numbers between them, Hernandez catching 13 passes for a team-high 211 yards and Gronkowski snagging five for 58 and two TDs.
When asked about repeatedly being targeted by opposing offenses, Bell said, ďIf you were out there wouldnít you do the same thing? Tight ends are having success, so you should come back to it.Ē
If thereís a positive in all this, itís that all of Kellerís catches came in the first half, so the Dolphins apparently made some good adjustments as the game went on. With the biggest key to victory Monday night being stopping Tom Brady,
keeping the tight ends under wraps will be significant.