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Gresh & Zo: Patriots’ Offseason Goal To Be More Versatile Is Clear

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Brandon LaFell (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Brandon LaFell (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) - Andy Gresh and Scott Zolak opened their show talking about the most recent moves in the Patriots offseason. Over the weekend, New England inked big bodies in wideout Brandon LaFell and hulking cornerback Brandon Browner. They also re-signed slot receiver Julian Edelman, who led the team in catches last season.

What do these signings mean to the Patriots?

“The Patriots have a clear plan: being multiple,” Gresh said.

“It sure as hell seems the Patriots are building their football team this year to not be one particular style, but to be the most multiple football team in the National Football League. Just take a look at the roster. Look at the names,” he said, referring to the varying sizes and skill sets the Patriots’ offensive players possess.

The conversation then turned to a little chalk talk, and former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak expanded on how their offense has evolved from the days that he played in it in the 1990s, noting the increasing complexity.

Gresh pointed out that they now have four capable wide receivers, and that you can put the bigger bodies of LaFell and Dobson on the outside, leave Danny Amendola and Edelman on the inside, and still have room for another piece like Rob Gronkowski or Shane Vereen. There are now a number of different formations they’re capable of rolling out with the current personnel.

You can listen to the entire conversation below:


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