Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 8/21/13
In my article of June 20th (archived here), I attempted to lay to rest the plethora of concerns for the New England Patriots and the disruption of their vaunted passing attack. Specifically, I outlined how they will deal with the gigantic holes left in the wake of the Aaron Hernandez arrest and Rob Gronkowski's surgeries and recovery uncertainty.Stories were flying fast and furious that Bill Belichick was on the ropes, and the offense. led by Tom Brady, that led the league just a short year ago, would never recover from the losses to the tight end position, on top of the shredding of the receiving corps. But I have not been one of those writers.I have maintained that Belichick, the Patriot offense, and Tom "Terrific" Brady will be just fine. Well... I was wrong...I was wrong that Aaron Hernandez might not be guilty. I was wrong that Gronk might be ready to play in week one. I was wrong that Jake Ballard would probably be the starter in week one.But I was dead—on when I said that Bel...
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