Position: Wide Receivers Major Players: Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney, Deion Branch, Matthew Slater On The Bubble: Julian Edelman, Donte Stallworth, Jeremy Ebert
While Wes Welker’s drop in the final minutes of Super Bowl XLVI remains the indelible memory from that fateful night, the fact is that the Patriots’ issues at wide receiver plagued them all year long. All things considered, it’s incredible, really, that they came one catch away from winning the Super Bowl.
But if that was the bad news for the 2011 season, the good news for the 2012 season is that those problems are history.
Bill Belichick got rid of his Chad Ochocinco, who worked as a human anchor last season in the Patriots’ offense. He also made signing Brandon Lloyd a top priority and jumped at the chance to reunite Jabar Gaffney with Tom Brady and Josh McDaniels the minute the receiver became available "
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