Looking back on the preseason numbers the wide receivers were less than impressive.
Chad Ochocinco has appeared to struggle picking up the complicated Patriots offense. Deion Branch went the entire preseason without a catch.
The one bright spot was Wes Welker looking more like himself after recovering from a knee injury most of last year.
If the Patriots offense is going to be as effective as it was last year they will need Ochocinco and Branch to step up. Besides the top three there is nothing but unproven, young options at wideout.
It may just be that Branch was being saved up for the regular season, but concerns will still linger.
Ochocinco certainly has the talent to succeed on any team. However, the Patriots offense relies on the ability of all their players to see what Tom Brady is seeing.
If Ochocinco can't keep up then he won't last very long here.
Week 1 will give us a great preview of what to expect from the Patriots offense this year.