As Rob Gronkowski’s playing time has increased upon his return from a torn right ACL, the Patriots have trended more toward multiple-tight-end groupings, which makes sense. Specifically, the Patriots seem to have found something that works for them — going empty with the 2-WR/2-TE/1-RB grouping with Gronkowski and Tim Wright at tight end, which in a lot of ways could be viewed as a 3-WR package of sorts because of Wright’s presence as more of a pass-catching tight end.
Good stuff in here breaking down the Pats’ offense and how they’ve been experimenting early this season. I’ve always hoped they could get to use the Gronk-Wright 2-TE set more often, that best replicates the offense in 2011 and if it can get up to speed we know how hard that grouping is to stop. A lot of it hinges on Wright and I think now through the bye is a key period on him getting even more comfortable with the offense. We’ll see what the Pats unleash in Indy.(via patspropaganda)