Brady-to-Gronkowski equals problems

Brady-to-Gronkowski equals problems
September 19, 2012, 10:17 pm
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BrentCelek will remember his game against the Ravens for a long time.Thatsbecause the Philadelphia Eagles tight end had a career game with157 yards receiving last weekend. Celek even leaped over Ravens safety Ed Reed on a 24-yard catch-and-run in thethird quarter that sparked the Eagles 24-23 comeback victory. In theNew England Patriots, the Ravens will face Ron Gronkowski, a 6-6 tight end whoset NFL records at his position with 90 catches for 1,327 yards last season. Hecomes into this game with 135 yards on 12 catches. Does thatmean Gronkowski will play pitch-and-catch with quarterback Tom Brady, who is amore stationary than Eagles quarterback Michael Vick?
Youredealing with two totally different offenses. Youre dealing with two totallydifferent quarterbacks, Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis said. This week is aboutreally focusing on Brady, kind of getting him off his spot because of you lethim sit in the pocket its like a seven-on-seven (skeleton drill) for them.Brady's othertight end, Aaron Hernandez, wont play for New England because of an ankleinjury. The Patriots will add Kellen Winslow Jr., who caught 75 passes for 763yards with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season, to the roster this week. The Ravens don't anticipate much changing as a result.
Kellenwas in a similar offense in Tampa Bay with (ex-offensive line coach) PeteMangurian, so he understands what they are doing, Ravens coach John Harbaughsaid. Theres no reason that he cant plug right in there and play.DidPatriots coach Bill Belichick see anything he could exploit with the Ravens,who no longer have linebackers Jarret Johnson (free agency) or Terrell Suggs (Achilles)? Their coverage on Celek was sub-par, allowing him to roam free.
Eachgame is different," Belichick said. "Every game has its own matchup, own dynamic, so we well justhave to see how it unfolds."