Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 10/3/14
So, by now, everyone has heard that Edelman has been placed on IR (even thought I somehow smoked all the beat reporters to the punch on that one) and is done for the season. Now, you may not think this is a big deal. "Oh, whatever, we still have Gronk, Hernandez, Lloyd, and Welker with Fells playing well and the Branch/Stallworth potential." And yeah, I can get behind that. I love Edelman on offense, but this team has so many weapons that we can get by without him, especially once Gronk comes back.The problem comes when you start to look at punt returns. Edelman has been downright dynamite on punt returns since coming back from his injury. He obviously had that PR for a touchdown, but he has had a NUMBER of returns where he turned nothing into something and gained 10-15 yards on a return where most people would get nothing. Yeah, 10-15 yards seems insignificant, put it turns a 50 yard punt into a ****** 35 yarder and moves the field position. On top of that, he has come cl...

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