I think the matchup had a lot to do with it. Belichick said this morning that they treated Gesicki like a WR, which led to a lot of dime coverage with a safety or two in the box. The snap counts say that the Dolphins' two real tight ends played 13 and 12 snaps and their fullback played 11, and my guess is that matches up pretty closely to when Jennings (9) and Copeland (8) were on the field. Copeland is going to be active because he's the top special teams linebacker, and it looks like they just picked Jennings over Uche knowing that his usage was going to be in obvious running situations.anyone know why Uche was sat down for the game? Thought he was supposed to be a real gamer... having issues grasping the playbook? injuries?
I get that this was the opener, and its better to start 1-0 vs 0-1, but that type of game is where the rooks should play significant minutes so get some live action experience... would have been good to see him suited up