Welker. - effective and involved
Edlemann - effective and involved
Hernandez - effective and involved
Gronk - effective and involved
Lloyd - effective and involved
Ridley - effective and involved
Vereen - has made contributions
Stall worth - made a few key contributions at a key time due to injuries
Branch- same as above
Bolden - until injured mtpl 100 yard games
What does Eli have?
Hakeem - (Injured all year) - 50%
Cruz- effective and involved
Bennett - effective and involved but played injured for 5 weeks
Bradshaw (injured all year) - amazing considering health
Brown - good while it lasted
Wilson - ineffective, not involved other then sp
Hixon - somewhat effective and involved - more now
Randle - limited involvement
Barden - limited involvement
Pascoe - limited involvement
Jernigan - limited involvement
When we lose a key player we get Lumpkin. When the Pats lose a key player they get a talib, a key d- backfield replacement who makes a major impact. They sign players like Deon Branch, Lloyd and stallworth. They pick up Ballard and Shiancoe. They have a strong o-line bench. They bring in experienced back ups to fill in and it's plug and play.
Losing Manningham and, as it turns out, Jacobs was huge. We don't have proper bench depth and Eli does not have the weapons he needs to succeed. We should have a good WR who could have filled in successfully for Hakeem so he could have rested and come back late in the season versus playing hurt all year. We should have had a serviceable TE so Bennett did not have to play with a busted knee and disappeared in our O for 4 to 5 weeks.