The New England Patriots are entering the new season with a depleted receiving core, and it’s already showing.
The Pats had a remarkably bad practice in regard to the passing game Monday, so bad that Tom Brady reportedly asked for the ball back after throwing it to a receiver, only to punt it into the crowd of fans looking on from the stands.
Tom Brady and his receivers are having a tough practice. After one incomplete pass, Brady asked for the ball back and punted it into the crowd.
— Mark Daniels (@MarkDanielsPJ) August 13, 2018
Brady went 15-of-28 with an INT in 11-on-11s. Hoyer was 11-of-18 with an interception. Etling went 4-of-4. I counted six drops in 11-on-11s, 10 overall.
— Doug Kyed (@DougKyed) August 13, 2018
With Danny Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell traded and Julian Edelman suspended for PEDs, the Pats will have to rely on their mantra of ‘next man up’ to supplement the loss of production.
You’d think Brady would be more understanding though considering he found out for himself during Super Bowl 52 how hard it is to catch a pass.