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New England Patriots to make drastic changes after Dolphins loss

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The New England Patriots shocked everybody on Sunday with just how bad they were against the Miami Dolphins. 

A team that were challenging for a place in last years Super Bowl, they only lost to the Denver Broncos by 10 points at Mile High Stadium, the Patriots were destroyed by a Miami side that nobody expected to do well this season, much less that one game.

Tom Brady was limited to just 60 passing yards in the entirety of the second half by the Dolphins defense, and it looks like head coach Bill Belichick is going to do something about that straight away.

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Wright Stuff

According to comments from ESPN Boston, Belichick could be set to sacrifice wide receiver Danny Amendola in favour of new tight end Tim Wright.

"I could see that happening in the weeks to come," Mike Reiss said. "Maybe it’s reading too much into it, but the one play that stood out to me from Amendola was his 2-yard receiver screen in the third quarter. He just doesn’t look like that explosive player who makes people miss like we saw in the 2013 opener against the Bills."

Hernandez Replacement

The move of Wright would see the Patriots revert back to the two tight end set that the Boston side showed so well in years past with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Obviously, Hernandez is gone now and it seems like New England have finally got themselves a replacement.

The Patriots offensive line took a hell of a beating against the Dolphins. Belichick's decision to trade away Pro-Bowler lineman Logan Mankins looks even worse after seeing how bad they were on opening weekend.

The decision to increase Wright's workload will surely be to provide a bit more protection to Brady, with Gronk running routes to offer options for the Golden Boy.

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