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New England Patriots
For a fourth straight season, Razzball will be interviewing local NFL beat writers for some actual in-depth football knowledge to shed some additional light on our fantasy football knowledge. Keep your eye out for an interview for every NFL team through the summer. This installment comes courteous of Kevin O’Connor from leading New England Patriots blog Pats Pulpit (date of interview – August 14):
1) I usually don’t start at TE, but with the Patriots, I think that’s the most intriguing position to ask a Patriots expert about. Gronk and Hernandez were monsters last year, and with so many of Brady’s weapons gone, I’d assume there will be a lot of heavy packages for the run and numerous 2 TE sets like we saw last year. Couple questions here – how is Gronk recovering and when do you expect him back? And of the TEs battling for a roster spot – Zach Sudfeld (tons of buzz), Jake Ballard (used to have all the buzz), Daniel Fells and Michael Hoomanawanui – who do you expect to make the tea
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