Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, appearing in a Nebraska courtroom Monday morning, admitted to violating the terms of his probation when he was arrested for DUI on July 11.

According to reports out of Lincoln, Neb., Dennard told the judge he drank two beers at 9 p.m. and then drove his girlfriend’s car 4½ hours later.

Bill Belichick is disregarding any talk of the Buccaneers being an easy mark because they’ve started the year 0-2, saying that, in truth, Tampa is two plays from being 2-0.

“They’ve been really close the last two weeks, and have come up short,” Belichick said of the Bucs, which have lost two games on a pair of late field goals. “But a couple plays that just turn out a little differently, wouldn’t have taken much, we’d be looking at a 2-0 team.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, making his weekly Patriots Monday appearance on Dennis & Callahan, talked about the problems with the team’s offense during the first two weeks of the season.

The Patriots offense looked out of sync in Thursday’s 13-10 victory over the Jets. The inexperienced receivers took the brunt of the criticism as they tried to find a connection with the veteran quarterback, but Brady said the blame should be shared.

Danny Amendola could miss a significant stretch of time, but it’s not yet known how long he’ll be sidelined because there are varying reports when it comes to the severity of his injury.

The day after a report surfaced that he has agreed to a contract that would keep him in Foxboro for “a long time” — per the NFL Network — Bill Belichick didn’t offer any clarification on a potential new deal.

“I don’t talk about my personal contract situation,” he said at a Friday press conference. “Sorry.”

Sports Illustrated’s Peter King joined Mut & Merloni on Friday to talk about the Patriots’ ugly 13-10 victory over the Jets on Thursday night.

FOXBORO -- Logan Mankins, voice of optimism?



FOXBORO — Tom Brady hasn’t often been through the kind of night he endured Thursday night and still won the game.

The 2011 AFC championship comes to mind. But this Patriots team is a long ways from that, and Brady knows it. The Patriots quarterback was 19-of-39 for just 185 yards and did throw a touchdown pass that extended his streak of games with a touchdown pass to 50. The Patriots beat the Jets, 13-10, in a game their quarterback was just 4-of-18 on third down conversions.

FOXBORO — It wouldn’t be a Patriots-Jets game if there wasn’t a little tension between the two teams.

While it was a relatively uneventful week, which carried over into a very sloppy, poorly played game, tempers did flare in the closing minute of the Patriots’ 13-10 win.

FOXBORO — What made Julian Edelman‘s night so remarkable wasn’t the career high 13 catches on 18 targets or his 78 yards receiving. It was the fact that he did it all when there were no other viable options for Tom Brady.

With Danny Amendola, Rob Gronkowski, Shane Vereen and Zach Sudfeld all sidelined, the load fell on Edelman and he responded.