Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Hot topic: Need for a receiver
By Mike Reiss
Every offseason brings a new set of questions, or "top" storylines, for NFL teams. It's been one month since the Patriots' playoff loss to the Jets, and one of the themes that keeps rising to the forefront is what the Patriots might do at wide receiver.
"The Patriots must find an outside wide receiver to help their inside passing game," Lombardi writes. "If they draft a wideout -- no matter how talented -- his ability to help them in 2011 will be limited due to a lack of understanding of the offense. The Patriots need a veteran player who can keep up with where their offense is right now. They need someone who can hit the ground running."