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Rex Ryan has 'no idea' how the Bills will stop Gronkowski, Bennett
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Rex Ryan has 'no idea' how the Bills will stop Gronkowski, Bennett

Published Mar. 22, 2016 4:40 p.m. ET

The New England Patriots made a couple of big moves in the past few weeks, adding two key pieces to their offense in addition to a second-round pick. The first came when the Patriots sent their leading pass rusher, Chandler Jones, to the Cardinals for guard Jonathan Cooper and a second-round pick.

The second trade came a few days later when New England acquired tight end Martellus Bennett to pair with Rob Gronkowski. Both players stand at 6-foot-6, giving the Patriots two big, pass-catching tight ends for Tom Brady to target.

Rex Ryan's Bills had trouble containing Gronk last season, so that task is going to become more difficult in 2016 with Bennett now in the mix. It's safe to say Ryan is worried about how to slow down New England's massive duo.

"I have no idea," Ryan said via ESPN. "I just think it's unusual to have two guys that are like 6-(foot)-7 and can run, catch, block. So, yeah, it's going to be a major challenge. There's no doubt about that. It's scary when you look at them. Those are two huge guys. How we're going to defend them, I don't know."


Despite his size and athleticism, Bennett is still a question mark for the Patriots. His production has been lackluster of late, and his mindset on the field is often questionable. If he's able to remain focused and motivated, he and Gronkowski will be a force to be reckoned with.

Ryan tried to come up with a comparison for the two tight ends, but had a hard time doing so, given the talent they both possess.

"I can't really think of one," he said. "I remember Kansas City had (Tony) Gonzalez and they had that kid (Jason Dunn) from Eastern Kentucky at one point, but that's hardly these two. Gonzalez is as good as anybody, but, ah, I don't know. It's going to be interesting."

It certainly will be interesting next season as the Patriots are loaded on offense once again thanks to their recent additions.


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