Found November 14, 2013 on NESN.com:
FOXBORO, Mass. — Since Shane Vereen broke his wrist against the Bills in Week 1, Nov. 18 has been a very important date on the Patriots’ schedule. That’s when Vereen is eligible to return and New England will be able to display its “full” offense. Of course, since Week 1, Sebastian Vollmer was placed on injured reserve with a broken leg, so we’ll never know exactly how good this offense could have been, but Marcus Cannon has been an impressive replacement so far, so we’ll have a pretty good idea. From Week 11 to the end of the season, there could be a drastic improvement in the Patriots’ offense. Tom Brady will have his normal third-down option back, Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski will get fully healthy and Aaron Dobson should continue to make strides with the playbook. The offense will need to step up, too. The Patriots have some tough defenses coming up on the schedule. In this week’s mailbag, we’ll look at how Vereen will fit into a Patriots offense that looked much imp
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