All season, the Patriots’ relative lack of receiving threats has been a topic, after the departure of Wes Welker, Danny Amendola’s continued inability to stay on the field and the up-and-downs of a cast of rookies.
But according to Tom Brady, they have a big receiver, just one that comes in a small package.
According to Tom Curran of CSNNE.com, Brady now refers to diminutive wideout Juian Edelman as “Minitron.”
The take on Calvin Johnson’s “Megatron” nickname is clever, but Edelman’s ability to get himself open at key moments is obvious.
Edelman has 70 catches for 711 yards this season, both nearly double his previous career highs. For a team that’s been looking for answers all season, it couldn’t have come at a bigger time.