When Aaron went down with the ankle injury it was like, "whoa - we are in trouble" instead of a "we have other weapons - let's not panic and let's win this game."
Honestly, it felt like last year when Gronk hurt his ankle similarly before the Super Bowl - everyone picked the Giants it seemed because the Patriots lost their biggest weapon at the time and didn't know how to make up for it.
See - this is why I thought the Pats signed Brandon Lloyd. This is why I thought the Pats gave Welker the franchise tag - I thought that this wouldn't happen. But no - the Patriots somehow manage to find themselves in these situations where when a key cog in their wheel goes down, everything TURNS OFF.
Here's the real issue: the Pats offense is still not a long ball, come from behind offense. MAYBE with EVERYONE fully healthy they are GOOD but they certainly don't have the "deep threat" everyone thought they were getting with Lloyd. The Patriots need to either trade for or start developing an over 6'2" FAST receiver who can go out and make plays. This gameplan that's currently being employed is over - Welker cannot be the guy anymore. Let's remember that even though he's put up #'s, the Patriots have not won a Super Bowl while he's been on the team.
Maybe I'm frustrated because like other fans, I was about to turn off the TV and then a MIRACLE happens and we have the game against 'Zona won and then LOSE but whatever - there are only what, 5 undefeated teams in the NFL left after week 2? But no - I'm upset because the Patriots aren't as talented as it seems on the offensive side of the ball and losing Hernandez really shows their weaknesses. Good luck Patriots - you're going to need it unless something changes and changes fast.