Found December 20, 2011 on Projo Pats Blog:
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By Brian MacPhersonFOXBORO -- Earlier this season, it was Wes Welker. As the season has progressed, it has been Rob Gronkowski. On Sunday at Denver, it was Aaron Hernandez. Tom Brady has long said that his favorite receiver is the receiver who is open. Four different receivers have at least 48 catches this season, and all four have caught eight or more passes in a game at least once. With the Denver Broncos keying in on Gronkowski, whose 1,141 receiving yards thus far likely have him bound for the Pro Bowl, it fell to Hernandez to capitalize on the lack of attention being paid to him. Hernandez caught nine passes for 129 yards, both season-bests. That's all according to plan. "That's what we've been doing from Day One," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. "We go out to practice and we call the pattern. Depending on what the defense is, everybody has to be ready, has to be alert. .... "That's why their route is important. There's no routes...
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