Scouting the Patriots in 2011
Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez, Dan Gronkowski
Rob Gronkowski promises to be a prime red-zone target, and is a solid blocker. Hernandez is a matchup nightmare, and he lined up at every spot possible during the exhibition season. Both cause problems for defenses -- Gronkowski for his size and power, Hernandez for his size and speed -- and both could be an integral part of the offense's success. But why is this position worse? One name; Alge Crumpler. He didn't show up on the stat sheet, but Crumpler was an invaluable addition to the offense last season, both as a beast of a run-blocker and as mentor to Gronkowski and Hernandez. New England added a third tight end Tuesday -- Rob's brother Dan, who was cut by the Broncos Saturday.