Will Reche Caldwell become a proven “go-to” receiver for the New England Patriots?
Since his first full season as a starter in 2001, Tom Brady has never passed for fewer than 3,500 yards — and never had a 1,000-yard receiver. The September trade of former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch to the Seattle Seahawks contributed to growing pains in the passing game. Caldwell produced 760 yards on his 61 catches, lowest for any playoff team’s receiving leader. Sunday’s win at the Tennessee Titans offered hope: The fifth-year pro, signed after sputtering in San Diego, had a career-high 134 yards and his first TD in six weeks. In the three previous games he had 52 yards total. The Patriots, who still rely on 14th-year vet Troy Brown (43 catches), need Caldwell. Another Brady favorite, star tight end Ben Watson (49 catches), has missed the last three games with a knee injury. Q: Can Shaun Alexander and Matt Hasselbeck save the Seattle defense? A: The fast tempo the Seahawks prefer on both sides of the ball was absent when Alexander and Hasselbeck missed significant stretches in the