Found September 25, 2013 on Football Nation:
Kenbrell Thompkins... third pro game of his career.Aaron Dobson... second pro game of his career.Both thrown into the fire, into starting roles, at the very start of the season.It wasn't in Bill Belichick's plans, this wasn't what he envisioned the offense would look like back in June.  A mere 90 days ago.There were supposed to be two tight ends starting out there. Many considered those two TEs to be two of the top five TEs in the NFL, easily the top TE duo in the NFL. When they were both healthy and on the field together, the Patriots' offense had proven nearly impossible to stop.But neither has suited up to play one game for the Patriots this year, one of them never will again.That's a tough turn of events for a team that thought both of them would be out there starting, back in June.The Patriots also lost the most productive slot receiver in Patriots' history, Wes Welker, who walked away during the offseason. It was expected that Danny Amendola would be ab...
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