THE REPLACEMENT-While he isn't Jules, Amendola isn't a slouch. He knows the routes Edelman runs and he has Brady's confidence. He spent part of his offseason at Brady's ranch in Montana running routes. Last season he caught 79.3% of the passes intended for him and averaged 10.57 yards per reception.
INVISIBILITY CLOAK-They say he's "always open". While that may not be an accurate statement, he certainly gets wide open several times a game.
WHAT SETS THEM APART- If that was the extent of our playmakers, it would still be a pretty potent offense. Now let's throw in what really sets them apart- Gronk, Brady, McDaniels, and familiarity.
With the new toy of the double deep threat, teams aren't going to be able to defend the deep ball, 5 yard dump pass and middle of the field. Most of the Patriot players have been with the team for mutiple years, playing for the same offensive coordinator, and with the same quarterback.