With all the talks going on about whether the Patriots draft a receiver or not, former Patriot and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi had an interesting take on the matter. According to Bruschi, to be successful as a wide receiver with the Patriots, the most important quality doesn't come from their legs or hands, but from the neck up:
"These young rookie receivers coming in, all of a sudden they come back on the Monday the next day after the game and everything's different . . . What New England does, is change everything . . . Receivers have to be smart, that's almost like the number one characteristic. "
Not too much of a shock here, but coming from a former Patriots great drives in the point a little better. Bruschi couldn't emphasize enough that this was the exact reason that Chad Johnson's stint as a Patriot was a failure. Former WR Wes Welker was naturally brought up at this point, due to his incredible chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady.
BUT, the Pats don't have Welker a...