Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 11/19/14

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 14: Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots celebrates scoring a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 14, 2010 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
The loss of Rob Gronkowski has been a very well covered topic. And rightly so. He did just about everything for this Patriots offense. Aside from Tom Brady, Gronk made this offense go.Gronkowski is maybe the Patriots most versatile receiver, dominant in both the middle of the field and also frequent down field target of Tom Brady.The Patriots will now be without this player on a short week against a division rival. It's not exactly a scenario you'd hope for if you were a Patriots fan. So, what will the Patriots do with such a void?Or more specifically, what formation do they run their offense from? If Gronkowski was healthy, the answer would be easy - the two tight end set. However, he's not playing. With Aaron Hernandez out the Patriots went to more three wide sets. Taking that same course of action probably wouldn't make sense. The Patriots should stick with a two tight end set.Here's why.Aaron Hernandez is coming back, but he doesn't replace Gronkowski's role in the offense. He m...
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