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Blog patriots Other Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:45:53 +0000 1481461 at http://www.weei.com Stock Watch: 5 up, 5 down in wake of preseason win over Panthers http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/football/patriots/christopher-price/2015/08/29/stock-watch-5-5-down-wake-preseason-win <!--paging_filter--><p class="p1"><img src="/sites/default/files/pictures/485620434-scott-chandler-of-the-new-england-patriots-gettyimages.jpg" alt="Scott Chandler hauls in a first-half touchdown pass.</p> <div class="columnist_subtitle_bottom"> <div class="social-option"> <script src="http://connect.facebook.net/en_US/all.js#xfbml=1"></script> <div class="fb-share-button" data-href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/football/patriots/christopher-price/2015/08/29/stock-watch-5-5-down-wake-preseason-win" data-width="50" data-type="button_count"></div> </div> <div id="twitter-button" class="social-option"> <a href="http://twitter.com/share" class="twitter-share-button" data-count="horizontal" data-via="weei">Tweet</a> </div> <div id="plus-one" class="social-option"><g:plusone size="medium"></g:plusone></div> <div id="email" class="social-option"> <a href="mailto:"><img src="/sites/all/themes/weei/images/social/mail.png" />&nbsp;Email</a> </div> <div class="social-option bubble left"> <a href="#comments"><fb:comments-count href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/football/patriots/christopher-price/2015/08/29/stock-watch-5-5-down-wake-preseason-win" /></a> </div> </div> <div class="columnist_newsletter_block"> <iframe width="100%" scrolling="no" height="220" frameborder="0" src="/sites/all/modules/bullpen/bullpen_navigation/templates/tabs/daily-mash-large.php"></iframe> </div> <div id="related_container"> <div id="related_main"> <h3>You might also like...</h3> <div class="OUTBRAIN outbrain-MB_1" data-src="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/football/patriots/christopher-price/2015/08/29/stock-watch-5-5-down-wake-preseason-win" data-widget-id="MB_1" data-ob-template="entercom" ></div> <div class="clb"></div> </div> </div> <style> .node .outbrain-FT_1{ position:absolute; } #related_main .MB_1 .strip-img {width:100%;} #related_main .MB_1 .ob_container_recs .item-container {width:138px;} #related_main .MB_1 .ob_container_recs .item-container.ob-recIdx-3 {padding-right:0;} #related_main .MB_1 .ob_what {padding-top:25px;} #outbrain_widget_0 { clear: both; padding-top: 0 !important; } </style> <div class="OUTBRAIN outbrain-FT_1" data-src="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/football/patriots/christopher-price/2015/08/29/stock-watch-5-5-down-wake-preseason-win" data-widget-id="FT_1" data-ob-template="entercom" ></div> <p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/football/patriots/christopher-price/2015/08/29/stock-watch-5-5-down-wake-preseason-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> patriots Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:35:01 +0000 Christopher Price 1481406 at http://www.weei.com Report: Develin suffers broken leg in win http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/211481331/report-develin-suffers-broken-leg-win <!--paging_filter--> <p>The injury to James Develin didn&#8217;t look good as he was carted off the field in the fourth quarter Friday night in Charlotte. As it turns out, the news is not good either. </p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/211481331/report-develin-suffers-broken-leg-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> patriots Sat, 29 Aug 2015 05:01:52 +0000 Mike Petraglia 1481331 at http://www.weei.com Report: Patriots’ James Develin suffers broken leg http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/report-patriots%E2%80%99-james-develin-suffers-broken-leg <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_94942" style="width: 160px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img src="http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Develin_James-Patriots-head-15.jpg" alt="James Develin" width="150" height="212" class="size-full wp-image-94942" /><p class="wp-caption-text">James Develin</p></div> <p>The injury to James Develin didn&#8217;t look good as he was carted off the field in the fourth quarter Friday night in Charlotte. As it turns out, the news is not good either. </p> <p>According to the <a href="https://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2015/08/28/patriots-fullback-james-develin-has-broken-leg/x8n4KNaILSmJHoPgsETShJ/story.html" target="_blank">Boston Globe&#8217;s Jim McBride</a>, citing a team source, Develin broke his right leg after catching a pass from Jimmy Garoppolo midway through the fourth quarter.</p> <p>Develin, who gained 10 yards on the play, rolled to his left and caught a pass. But as he was turning, his right foot appeared to stick in the turf. When it released after a tackle from linebacker David Mayo, it crashed into the leg of safety Dean Marlowe. Develin&#8217;s lower right leg bent backward and he had to be carted off with 8:01 left in the game. </p> <p>After a few moments on the field with medical staff, coach <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/bill-belichick.htm" class="r_lapi">Bill Belichick</a> came onto the field and tapped him on the shoulder. </p> <p>&#8220;Hate to see that,&#8221; is all Belichick would say after the game. </p> <p>&#8220;He&#8217;s one of the hardest workers in the locker room, a real team guy,&#8221; added Garoppolo. &#8220;It&#8217;s tough to see him go down like that, especially when things were going well, had a little bit of momentum with us and it&#8217;s unfortunate. All the prayers out to him for sure.&#8221;</p> <p><a href="http://media.weei.com/football/tom-brady.htm" class="r_lapi">Tom Brady</a> has often called Develin, a former defensive end at Brown, <a href="http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/newengland/football/patriots/2014/08/21/why-tom-brady-thinks-so-much-of-james-develin-hes-such-a-selfless-player/" target="_blank">one of the most dependable players</a> on the team. </p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/1FaCm7U"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src="http://thornography.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DraftKings.png " alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em> Kick off this football season with the biggest fantasy football contest ever on DraftKings! Prizes worth $10 million are up for grabs, including $2 million for first AND $1 million for second! PLAY IN THE WEEK 1 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, <a title="draft" href="https://www.draftkings.com/gateway?s=596438290 " target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a>.</em></p> Blog patriots Other Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:59:06 +0000 1481336 at http://www.weei.com Jimmy Garoppolo feels he’s ‘doing pretty good’ getting ready for season opener http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/jimmy-garoppolo-feels-he%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98doing-pretty-good%E2%80%99-getting-ready-season-opene <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_96272" style="width: 385px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class="wp-image-96272 size-full" src="http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/485621406-e1440823113565.jpg" alt="Jimmy Garoppolo drops back to pass against the Carolina Panthers Friday night. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)" width="375" height="561" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Jimmy Garoppolo drops back to pass against the <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/carolina-panthers.htm" class="r_lapi">Carolina Panthers</a> Friday night. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)</p></div> <p>Jimmy Garoppolo learned a couple of very valuable lessons Friday night in New England&#8217;s 17-16 preseason win over the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/football/carolina-panthers.htm">Carolina Panthers</a>.</p> <p>First, make sure of your reads and your throws and take care of the football. And secondly, and maybe more importantly, it&#8217;s not how you start but how you finish.</p> <p>Certainly, Garoppolo watched as the 2014 Patriots proved that, winning the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/football/super-bowl.htm">Super Bowl</a> last season after a very shaky 2-2 start.</p> <p>Friday night, it was Garoppolo who looked shaky at the start. Opening the second half in relief of <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/football/tom-brady.htm">Tom Brady</a>, Garoppolo threw to the outside for Jonathan Krause. The ball was badly underthrown and Bene Benwikere stepped in front and had an easy pick-6. But he dropped the ball. After a run from LeGarrette Blount and a completion to Michael Hoomanawanui, Garoppolo threw a pass to the left sideline for Chris Harper.</p> <p>Amazingly, Josh Norman dropped the ball or Garoppolo would have been intercepted. Two sure-fire picks on his first three throws.</p> <p>&#8220;Good fortune, I guess, on a couple of those,&#8221; Garoppolo said. &#8220;Those are throws you can&#8217;t make. You&#8217;ve just got to learn from those.&#8221;</p> <p>Garoppolo said he will take that lesson into the preseason finale Thursday night against the <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/san-francisco-giants.htm">Giants</a>.</p> <p>&#8220;There&#8217;s a ton of things,&#8221; Garoppolo said. &#8220;Those two throws tonight. Those were near-picks. You don&#8217;t want to have any of those. It&#8217;s Game 4. We&#8217;re just going to go into it like every other week. We&#8217;re going into it, and while I&#8217;m in there, just compete.&#8221;</p> <p>Garoppolo finished the night leading the Patriots back from a 16-7 hole to a 17-16 win. He completed 12 of his next 14 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown to Dion Lewis. The Lewis connection came immediately after a nice pass of 40 yards to Dobson down the right sideline in the fourth quarter, highlighting a four-play, 60-yard drive.</p> <p>&#8220;It was an important drive for sure,&#8221; Garoppolo said. &#8220;Aaron made a huge play down the sideline, a great catch. Dion got open for the touchdown. It was really all those guys doing their job on every play. It was just one play after another, we were executing. It turned out to be a good drive.&#8221;</p> <p>He&#8217;ll need several good drives if his number is called on Sept. 10 against Pittsburgh in the season opener. Right now, Garoppolo is happy with the progress he&#8217;s continuing to make.</p> <p>&#8220;I&#8217;m doing all right with it,&#8221; Garoppolo said. &#8220;It is what it is, really. Can&#8217;t really control any part of it. The less you worry about it, the better. There&#8217;s really no point to worry about it. I&#8217;m doing pretty good.&#8221;</p> <p>Garoppolo said he could sense that the team built off its come-from-behind win last week in New Orleans.</p> <p>&#8220;Completely different game but I&#8217;m sure the momentum from last week, getting that win, helped us a little bit, get some energy going. We came out and played pretty well,&#8221; Garoppolo said. &#8220;Executing better. That&#8217;s what it comes down to. First game, second game, third game, they&#8217;re all different. But at the end of the day, you&#8217;ve got to go out there and execute, do whatever the coach tells you to do. When all 11 guys are doing that, you get a good result.&#8221;</p> Blog patriots Other Sat, 29 Aug 2015 04:33:34 +0000 1481326 at http://www.weei.com Belichick on Brady: 'Didn't do much offensively' http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/211481196/belichick-brady-didnt-do-much-offensively <!--paging_filter--> <p>The first six series of the night looked like the previous five of the season for <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/football/tom-brady.htm">Tom Brady</a>. Not good.</p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/211481196/belichick-brady-didnt-do-much-offensively" target="_blank">read more</a></p> patriots Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:49:07 +0000 Mike Petraglia 1481196 at http://www.weei.com Bill Belichick on the Tom Brady offense: ‘We didn’t do much offensively’ http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/bill-belichick-tom-brady-offense-%E2%80%98we-didn%E2%80%99t-do-much-offensively%E2%80%99 <!--paging_filter--><p>The first six series of the night looked like the previous five of the season for <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/tom-brady.htm" class="r_lapi">Tom Brady</a>. Not good. </p> <p>He was sacked once, threw a pair of interceptions (including one that was more of a fumble than a pick), nearly stumbled into the ground trying to make a tackle after one of the interceptions and didn&#8217;t seem to be on the same page with any of his receivers. </p> <p>There was the overthrow of an open <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/scott-chandler.htm" class="r_lapi">Scott Chandler</a> in the first quarter. The drop by <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/reggie-wayne.htm" class="r_lapi">Reggie Wayne</a> in the second quarter. </p> <p>All in all, Brady was 2-for-7 for 13 yards and two interceptions in his first six drives of the night.</p> <p>&#8220;Obviously, we couldn&#8217;t do anything in the first half, couldn&#8217;t run, couldn&#8217;t throw,&#8221; coach <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/bill-belichick.htm" class="r_lapi">Bill Belichick</a> noted after the 17-16 preseason win over the Panthers in Charlotte. </p> <p>In Brady&#8217;s defense, he was playing without his starting center (Bryan Stork), starting tight end (<a href="http://media.weei.com/football/rob-gronkowski.htm" class="r_lapi">Rob Gronkowski</a>), and two starting receivers (<a href="http://media.weei.com/football/julian-edelman.htm" class="r_lapi">Julian Edelman</a> and Brandon LaFell). </p> <p>Over his first 12 preseason drives, Brady was 5-for-16 for 36 yards, two interceptions and no touchdowns. Starters or not, that&#8217;s ugly. </p> <p>Belichick was asked specifically to comment on Brady&#8217;s play. </p> <p>&#8220;I said we didn&#8217;t do much offensively,&#8221; Belichick reiterated. </p> <p><span id="more-96260"></span></p> <p>Here are some other takeaways from Belichick Friday night: </p> <p><strong>On <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/reggie-wayne.htm" class="r_lapi">Reggie Wayne</a> playing in the first half:</strong> </p> <p>&#8220;[We wanted him to] play a little bit. Fifteen or 20 plays, or whatever it was.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>On playing the rugged <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/carolina-panthers.htm" class="r_lapi">Carolina Panthers</a>:</strong> </p> <p>&#8220;It was another interesting game. We had a lot of good situations come up at the end of the game, end of the first half. I thought our guys competed well. As usual, it&#8217;s a physical, tough game against the Panthers. They&#8217;re well coached, very good fundamental team. They certainly gave us some problems. I thought we hung in there. I&#8217;m proud of the way the guys competed today.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>On where the team stands heading into Tuesday&#8217;s cut deadline down to 75 players. (Patriots are at 84):</strong> </p> <p>&#8220;We all have a lot of work to do. Clock&#8217;s ticking. Just keep grinding it out here and see if we can continue to make progress. We certainly have a lot of work to do.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>On his defensive back group, which including <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/devin-mccourty.htm" class="r_lapi">Devin McCourty</a> and <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/patrick-chung.htm" class="r_lapi">Patrick Chung</a> back at safety and Tarell Brown, Brandon Fletcher and Malcolm Butler as corners: </strong></p> <p>&#8220;I thought we competed well. We&#8217;ll look at the film and see how it all unfolded. We competed all the way through against a good football team on the road. Some of those plays were extended with the quarterback scrambling around, a couple little longer than maybe we normally do. I thought defensively we competed hard. We were out there for a long time and competed all the way through.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>On the performance of <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/scott-chandler.htm" class="r_lapi">Scott Chandler</a>, making his Patriots preseason debut:</strong> </p> <p>&#8220;It was good to get a few guys back. Scott has gotten a lot of time on the field (in practice), missed a little bit of time recently but it was good to get him back.&#8221;</p> <p><strong>On the right leg injury to fullback James Develin (no update postgame): </strong></p> <p>&#8220;Hate to see that.&#8221;</p> Blog patriots Other Sat, 29 Aug 2015 03:42:12 +0000 1481191 at http://www.weei.com Brady, Garoppolo fire TDs, Develin hurt in win http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/211481051/brady-garoppolo-fire-tds-develin-hurt-win <!--paging_filter--> <p><a href="http://media.weei.com/football/tom-brady.htm" class="r_lapi">Tom Brady</a> and Jimmy Garoppolo each threw a touchdown pass and <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/stephen-gostkowski.htm" class="r_lapi">Stephen Gostkowski</a> hit another long field goal as the Patriots won their second preseason game with a 17-16 win over the Panthers at <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/ban</p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/211481051/brady-garoppolo-fire-tds-develin-hurt-win" target="_blank">read more</a></p> patriots Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:33:27 +0000 Mike Petraglia 1481051 at http://www.weei.com Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo throw TDs, James Develin hurt in Patriots’ win http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/tom-brady-jimmy-garoppolo-throw-tds-james-develin-hurt-patriots%E2%80%99-win <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_96250" style="width: 410px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class="wp-image-96250 size-full" src="http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/485620428-e1440815325909.jpg" alt="Scott Chandler beats Thomas Davis of the Panthers to haul in a touchdown pass from Tom Brady Friday night. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)" width="400" height="294" /><p class="wp-caption-text"><a href="http://media.weei.com/football/scott-chandler.htm" class="r_lapi">Scott Chandler</a> beats Thomas Davis of the Panthers to haul in a touchdown pass from <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/tom-brady.htm" class="r_lapi">Tom Brady</a> Friday night. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)</p></div> <p><a href="http://media.weei.com/football/tom-brady.htm" class="r_lapi">Tom Brady</a> and Jimmy Garoppolo each threw a touchdown pass and <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/stephen-gostkowski.htm" class="r_lapi">Stephen Gostkowski</a> hit another long field goal as the Patriots won their second preseason game with a 17-16 win over the Panthers at <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/bank-of-america-stadium.htm" class="r_lapi">Bank of America Stadium</a> in Charlotte.</p> <p>Brady played all seven series in the first half, leading the Patriots to just 45 total yards on the first six. Brady was flushed out of the pocket twice, leading to a pair of runs for 18 yards. He was sacked once.</p> <p>But on the seventh, and in the two minute drill, Brady finally turned it on, completing 5-of-6 passes for 71 yards. The final drive just before the half was capped off when Brady threw a perfect touch pass to Chandler down the left sideline. The new Patriots tight end hauled it in for Brady&#8217;s first touchdown pass in three preseason games with 50 seconds left in the first half.</p> <p>Before that pass, Brady was just 2-for-7 for 13 yards and two interceptions. Both interceptions came on passes intended for Aaron Dobson. On the first pass, Brady threw down the middle and the pass hit Dobson in the hands. As Dobson fell to the ground, he was stripped by 13-year veteran <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/charles-tillman.htm" class="r_lapi">Charles Tillman</a>.</p> <p>On the next series of the first quarter, Brady threw over the middle for Dobson and was picked off by Kurt Coleman, who undercut the route. Brady finished 7-of-13 for 84 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.</p> <p>[For the full box, <a href="http://weei.stats.com/fb/boxscore.asp?gamecode=20150828029" target="_blank">click here</a>.]</p> <p>Jimmy Garoppolo, who finished 13-of-17 yards for 126 yards, came on to start the second half for the Patriots after <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/cam-newton.htm" class="r_lapi">Cam Newton</a> opened the third quarter with a nine-play, 80-yard drive that was capped by a 3-yard TD pass in the flat to Mike Tolbert.</p> <p>Garoppolo looked shaky on his first series, nearly getting intercepted for a sure pick-6 by corner Bene Benwikere. One play later, Garoppolo threw to the other side of the field and was nearly intercepted again. Both reprieves were the result of Carolina drops.</p> <p>The <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/patriots-defense.htm" class="r_lapi">Patriots defense</a> was outstanding in situation football in the first half, again coming up with two big red area stops. The <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/patriots-defense.htm" class="r_lapi">Patriots defense</a> was given a reprieve late in the second quarter when Corey Brown dropped a sure touchdown from Newton from the Patriots 30. Several plays later, the Brown dropped a sure first down at the Patriots 5. The two drops led to a 30-yard Graham Gano field goal that put the Panthers up, 6-0.</p> <p>The Patriots defensive line showed very strong in the first half, with rookie Malcom Brown and Chandler Jones getting good push and pressure on Newton. <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/jerod-mayo.htm" class="r_lapi">Jerod Mayo</a> made his first start of the preseason and combined with fellow linebacker Jamie Collins (wearing green dot) to stop the Panthers on the first drive on third and fourth down runs.</p> <p>After a 39-yard field goal from Gano grew the Panthers lead to 16-7, Garoppolo had his best series of the night. He connected on a 40-yard pass down the right side to Dobson to the Panthers 9. On the very next play, Garoppolo fired a crisp pass to Dion Lewis on a slant in the end zone to cut the lead to 16-14.</p> <p>LeGarrette Blount did not start but played almost exclusively as the feature back in the second half.</p> <p>With 8:01 left in the fourth quarter, the Patriots sustained what could be a significant loss to their offense when one of <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/tom-brady.htm" class="r_lapi">Tom Brady</a>&#8216;s most dependable fullbacks James Develin was carted off the field. His right foot appeared to stick in the grass and then when it let go, it crashed into oncoming safety Dean Marlowe. Medical staff looked closely at Develin&#8217;s right ankle.</p> <p>Moments later, <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/stephen-gostkowski.htm" class="r_lapi">Stephen Gostkowski</a> connected on yet another long field goal, hitting from 53 yards to give the Patriots a 17-16 lead.</p> <p>The Patriots conclude the preseason next Thursday night at <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/gillette-stadium.htm" class="r_lapi">Gillette Stadium</a> with their annual preseason battle against the <a href="http://media.weei.com/baseball/san-francisco-giants.htm" class="r_lapi">Giants</a> at 7:30 p.m.</p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/1FaCm7U"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src="http://thornography.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DraftKings.png " alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em> Kick off this football season with the biggest fantasy football contest ever on DraftKings! Prizes worth $10 million are up for grabs, including $2 million for first AND $1 million for second! PLAY IN THE WEEK 1 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, <a title="draft" href="https://www.draftkings.com/gateway?s=596438290 " target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a>.</em></p> Blog patriots Other Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:30:50 +0000 1481056 at http://www.weei.com Video: Scott Chandler’s 3 daughters were very excited about his touchdown http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/video-scott-chandler%E2%80%99s-3-daughters-were-very-excited-about-his-touchdown <!--paging_filter--><p>Patriots tight end <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/scott-chandler.htm" class="r_lapi">Scott Chandler</a> returned to practice this week and then caught a nice 18-yard touchdown pass from <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/tom-brady.htm" class="r_lapi">Tom Brady</a> in Friday night&#8217;s preseason game against the <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/carolina-panthers.htm" class="r_lapi">Carolina Panthers</a>.</p> <p>Chandler&#8217;s wife, Alissa, and three daughters were watching at home, and Alissa tweeted out this video of their daughters&#8217; adorable reaction to the touchdown:</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Brady to Chandler&#8230;touchdown! The little Chandler&#39;s are pretty pumped. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/tearsofjoy?src=hash">#tearsofjoy</a> <a href="http://t.co/tGH9G8r0XO">pic.twitter.com/tGH9G8r0XO</a></p> <p>&mdash; Alissa Chandler (@AlissaChandler) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlissaChandler/status/637429656703102976">August 29, 2015</a></p></blockquote> <p><script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> Blog patriots Other Sat, 29 Aug 2015 02:25:53 +0000 1481061 at http://www.weei.com J. Kraft denies apology to Mort: 'No need to' http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/211480661/j-kraft-denies-apology-mort-no-need <!--paging_filter--> <p>It gets worse and worse for Chris Mortensen. </p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/211480661/j-kraft-denies-apology-mort-no-need" target="_blank">read more</a></p> patriots Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:53:38 +0000 Mike Petraglia 1480661 at http://www.weei.com Jonathan Kraft denies apologizing to Chris Mortensen: ‘We haven’t and we have no need to’ http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/jonathan-kraft-denies-apologizing-chris-mortensen-%E2%80%98we-haven%E2%80%99t-and-we-have <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_79128" style="width: 160px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img src="http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Kraft_Jonathan-Patriots-head-14.jpg" alt="Jonathan Kraft" width="150" height="214" class="size-full wp-image-79128" /><p class="wp-caption-text"><a href="http://media.weei.com/football/jonathan-kraft.htm" class="r_lapi">Jonathan Kraft</a></p></div> <p>It gets worse and worse for Chris Mortensen. </p> <p>Less than 24 hours after <a href="http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/newengland/football/patriots/2015/08/27/espns-chris-mortensen-doubles-down-on-deflategate-story-with-arizona-radio-station/" target="_blank">going on an Arizona radio station and claiming that the Kraft family had apologized to him</a> for implicating him as the man responsible for starting &#8220;Deflategate,&#8221; <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/jonathan-kraft.htm" class="r_lapi">Jonathan Kraft</a> flatly denied any such conversation ever took place. </p> <p>&#8220;We haven&#8217;t and we have no need to,&#8221; the team president told the Patriots pregame radio show Friday night before the preseason game in Charlotte against the Panthers. </p> <p>The irony of Mortensen&#8217;s ill-timed doubling-down on his now-deleted tweet of Jan. 20 that 11 of 12 Patriots balls used in the AFC championship were found to be two full PSI under the 12.5 minimum is that it comes just a month after he said he <a href="http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/newengland/football/patriots/2015/08/04/chris-mortensen-explains-deleting-incorrect-tweet-in-statement/" target="_blank">learned his lesson</a> about double-checking facts before tweeting them out and deleting them sooner if found to be incorrect, as the Wells report itself proved. </p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/1FaCm7U"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src="http://thornography.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DraftKings.png " alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em> Kick off this football season with the biggest fantasy football contest ever on DraftKings! Prizes worth $10 million are up for grabs, including $2 million for first AND $1 million for second! PLAY IN THE WEEK 1 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, <a title="draft" href="https://www.draftkings.com/gateway?s=596438290 " target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a>.</em></p> Blog patriots Other Fri, 28 Aug 2015 23:22:59 +0000 1480651 at http://www.weei.com Patriots reclaim Jake Bequette, place him on injured reserve http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/patriots-reclaim-jake-bequette-place-him-injured-reserve <!--paging_filter--><p> The Patriots have claimed another player off waivers and put him on season-ending injured reserve.</p> <p>Defensive end-turned-tight end Jake Bequette was put on injured reserve Friday after the team claimed him. The Patriots <a href="http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/sports/newengland/football/patriots/2015/08/25/patriots-officially-place-brian-tyms-on-injured-reserve-after-clearing-waivers/" target="_blank">did the same with Brian Tyms</a> on Tuesday. </p> <p>Bequette, 26, was originally drafted by the Patriots in the third round (90th overall) of the 2012 <a href="http://media.weei.com/football/nfl-draft.htm" class="r_lapi">NFL Draft</a> out of Arkansas. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder appeared in eight games in his first two seasons and was a member of the Patriots practice squad in 2014. Bequette had spent the 2014 offseason transitioning from defensive end to tight end.</p> Blog patriots Other Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:33:35 +0000 1480656 at http://www.weei.com NFL: 'Communication' error in Pats-Saints game http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/211480276/nfl-communication-error-pats-saints-game <!--paging_filter--> <p>The NFL&#8217;s Vice President of Officiating explained in detail what happened in last Saturday&#8217;s replay just before halftime that left <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/football/bill-belichick.htm">Bill Belichick</a> bewildered.</p><p><a href="http://www.weei.com/sports/boston/this-just-in/211480276/nfl-communication-error-pats-saints-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> patriots Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:01:11 +0000 Mike Petraglia 1480276 at http://www.weei.com Dean Blandino admits ‘communication’ problem led to replay confusion in Patriots-Saints game http://www.weei.com/sports/feed/blog/anonymous/dean-blandino-admits-%E2%80%98communication%E2%80%99-problem-led-replay-confusion-patriot <!--paging_filter--><div id="attachment_95857" style="width: 385px" class="wp-caption alignright"><img class="wp-image-95857 size-full" src="http://itiswhatitis.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/152860678-gene-steratore-gives-the-thumbs-after-the-gettyimages-e1440790511375.jpg" alt="Gene Steratore was training Barry Anderson last Saturday in the Patriots-Saints game when a replay became problematic. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)" width="375" height="510" /><p class="wp-caption-text">Gene Steratore was training Barry Anderson last Saturday in the Patriots-Saints game when a replay became problematic. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)</p></div> <p>The NFL&#8217;s Vice President of Officiating explained in detail what happened in last Saturday&#8217;s replay just before halftime that left <a class="r_lapi" href="http://media.weei.com/football/bill-belichick.htm">Bill Belichick</a> bewildered.</p> <p>With just over a minute left, Jimmy Garoppolo completed a pass to a sliding Brandon Gibson over the middle to the Patriots 46. The clock continued to run. The Patriots got off another snap and gained another ten yards on another catch by Brandon Gibson on the sidelines.</p> <p>But the second catch was mysteriously wiped out. That&#8217;s because the replay official Darryll Lewis was slow on the draw. He was trying to review the sliding catch but didn&#8217;t let referee-in-training Barry Anderson know until just before the ball was snapped with :37 left. The play went off, and then so did Belichick when he was told the penalty on the play, and the play itself didn&#8217;t count.</p> <p>&#8220;There was a breakdown in communication on our end,&#8221; Dean Blandino told WEEI.com via email.</p> <p>On Friday, the NFL produced a video explaining exactly what happened and what should take place in such instances.</p> <p>&#8220;We&#8217;ve got to do a better job communicating, and that&#8217;s what the preseason is for, to work through all these mechanics,&#8221; Blandino said. &#8220;In essence, what happened is this play technically didn&#8217;t happen because we said that the previous play was under review. We went back and reviewed it.</p> <p>&#8220;The call on the field stood and we had to reset the clock because not only would New England be losing that 10-yard gain, but then we&#8217;d be taking nine or ten seconds off the clock. So, we had to go back to the snap of the play that was voided, give New England the ball at the 46, reset the clock to 37 seconds and it was first-and-10 and we would wind on the ready.&#8221;</p> <p>What should happen in the regular season?</p> <p>&#8220;Mechanically, we want our replay official to stop the game sooner,&#8221; Blandino continued. &#8220;We don&#8217;t want to wait till the snap is imminent. If we do get a radio call while the play is going on, the referee is told to ignore that. We cannot stop the game in the middle of a play to review a previous play. So, it&#8217;s incumbent on the replay official to stop the game before the snap is imminent, and then, if the crew does get that notification and the play has already started, we have to ignore it, and we can&#8217;t stop the game in that instance because you create a situation where there&#8217;s confusion.</p> <p>&#8220;It could be a safety issue if some players stop, some players don&#8217;t and we just have to make sure that we do a good job of communicating on both sidelines as to what&#8217;s going to happen after the review, where the ball&#8217;s going to be placed, what is going to be status of the clock. All of those things have to be explained clearly to each head coach.&#8221;</p> <p><a href="http://bit.ly/1FaCm7U"><img class="alignleft wp-image-2070" src="http://thornography.weei.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/DraftKings.png " alt="DraftKings" width="50" height="50" /></a><em> Kick off this football season with the biggest fantasy football contest ever on DraftKings! Prizes worth $10 million are up for grabs, including $2 million for first AND $1 million for second! PLAY IN THE WEEK 1 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, <a title="draft" href="https://www.draftkings.com/gateway?s=596438290 " target="_blank">CLICK HERE</a>.</em></p> Blog patriots Other Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:34:49 +0000 1480156 at http://www.weei.com