Rob Gronkowski, the number one tight end for the New-England Patriots walked off the field during the third quarter only to be ruled out of the fourth during this weekend’s last game against the JacksonvilleJaguars.
It is easy to see why people support the New EnglandPatriots. The team has been a dominant force in the NFL for so many years and they have shown an uncanny ability to overcome some truly overwhelming obstacles in the last couple of seasons.
The New EnglandPatriots stumbled out of the gate this season, and they have continued to stumble, though not necessarily because they are doing anything wrong. Injuries are the bane of most teams in the NFL.
When you look at the way the Patriots beat the OaklandRaiders, you understand the importance of depth in the NFL. Football is won by a team effort. Superstars cannot guarantee success and all the teams that have emphasized the accumulation of impressive playmakers above all else have found that out the hard way.
The New EnglandPatriots lost to the PhiladelphiaEagles in the Super Bowl last season, which prevented them from winning their second consecutive Super Bowl and third Super Bowl in four seasons. Despite the loss, the Patriots are once again the favorites to win the Super Bowl.
Last season,Harvey Langi, a rookie linebacker for the New EnglandPatriots, had one of the toughest rookie seasons in the league. And after beating the odds to make the 53 man roster last season, plans to do it again this year.
As Organized Team Activities (OTAs) start, two star players are conspicuously missing from the New EnglandPatriots lineup. However, there is word that one player is scheduled to join the team at the soonest time possible.