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Mike Petraglia began his own sports reporting service, SportSound, in 1993, and has been covering the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics and Boston College on a full-time basis ever since. Mike can be heard on local and national outlets including WEEI and Fox Sports Radio.

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10/26/14 08:43 EST
FOXBORO -- Who needs Vincent Jackson? Before Sunday's game, much of the buzz in the press box centered around how much a veteran receiver like the one supposedly on the trade market in Tampa could help the Patriots before Tuesday's 4 p.m. NFL trade deadline. After all, they lack a true deep threat down the field. All they really have for Tom Brady is Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. They struggled to score in the red zone at home against teams like the Raiders and Jets. They desperately could use a guy like Vincent Jackson as another deep threat for Brady. There were reports that the Patriots even called on Tampa Bay to see what the asking price might be. Then the Bears showed up. In a 51-23 throttling of the Chicago at Gillette, Brady proved he has more than enough weaponry to go to battle with any team in the NFL. If you're the Patriots, there's no need to spend some $5 million of your approximate $8.8 million cap space on the Buccaneers wideout -- not when you have Gronkowski, Brandon
10/22/14 08:40 EST
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FOXBORO -- Tom Brady has had a change of heart. When the Patriots started 2-2, and he was crushed in Kansas City, the whispers turned into water cooler talk, both inside and outside Gillette Stadium. The game is starting to slowly pass him by -- make way for the new generation, it was suggested. It's been a great run, they said of his 14 years as the leader of the Patriots offense. Jimmy Garoppolo is waiting in the wings, suggested many who think that could be sooner than later. And Brady heard all of it. You're never too old to try something new. And if you're the three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback, it's never too late to rediscover your potential and shut up the critics, even if you're already a lock for the Hall of Fame. But Wednesday at Gillette Stadium, the 37-year-old Brady suggested that he is open to new ideas and changes in his playing style, not just to silence critics but as a matter of survival. Two of those ideas - scrambling out of the pocket and throwing a higher
10/17/14 05:22 EST
FOXBORO -- Get off his case. Danny Amendola deserves a break. The 28-year-old stood at his locker getting dressed after Thursday's 27-25 escape over the Jets with scrapes and small red welts on his back, battle scars from a night when he did everything he could to lead his team to victory. Amendola made a spectacular spinning grab on a Tom Brady bullet of a pass to the end zone for a key touchdown in the fourth quarter that turned out to be the game-winning score. He also recovered an onside kick after the Jets pulled to within two with under three minutes left and had four kickoff returns that averaged 26.5 yards. His 31-yard return from five yards deep in the end zone put Brady in a position set up a Patriots field goal just before halftime. How big was Amendola's night? The very first question asked of Brady was how good the quarterback felt for his underutilized wide receiver. "it was a big-time play that he made there," Brady said of Amendola's spin-o-rama TD grab.
10/12/14 07:56 EST
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Maybe these Patriots are a lot, lot tougher than anyone gave them credit for. On Sunday, the Patriots suffered devastating losses to Jerod Mayo and Stevan Ridley, both of whom injured their right knee and could be lost indefinitely. Dan Connolly became the second offensive lineman to go down with a head injury in the last four days. The only break the Patriots caught was Rob Gronkowski just getting the wind knocked out of him when it appeared he might have been hurt more seriously. But in the locker room, after a rough-and-tumble 37-22 win, there were no tears but quiet determination. These Patriots have been through this before, like last season when they lost Vince Wilfork, Mayo, Tommy Kelly and Rob Gronkowski to injuries thought too much to overcome. They made the AFC championship game last season before running out of gas, air and time in Denver. As Mayo went to make a tackle with six minutes left in the second quarter, his right knee buckled. He was face down in



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