Although wide receivers Randy Moss and Wes Welker get most of the attention in New England's passing game, the Bills will need to a sharp eye on Patriots rookie tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez on Sunday.
Gronkowski, who grew up in Williamsville, is a big, physical target the Patriouts look for on underneath routes and in the red zone. Hernandez is essentially a wide receiver in a tight end's body. His six-catch, 103-yard performance against the Jets last week was the first 100-yard game by a New England tight end since Ben Watson gained 107 yards on Oct. 7, 2007 against Cleveland.
"The way they can run, the deep threat has really helped them a lot,'' Bills coach Chan Gailey said. "Hernandez I think had the longest play last week (46 yards). He’s really come on as a guy that can get down the field and make plays as he did in college. Both of those guys have been a big plus for their football team.''
After getting torched by Green Bay's Jermichael Finley last week, it will be interesting to see what the Bills' defensive strategy will be against Gronkowski and Hernandez.
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