Patriots

Mike Petraglia
August 28, 2008 - 4:35 pm
0-4 in the preseason. Outscored by a combined 67-9 in the first half of all four losses. Tom Brady didn't take a single snap. What's it all mean? Well, most of the answer, of course, lies in the third part of the above equation. Five things to keep in mind following a 19-14 loss to the New York...
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Mike Petraglia
August 28, 2008 - 10:27 am
Having survived an hour-long commute from Yankee Stadium with colleague Rob Bradford, we sit nine stories high above the Giants Stadium turf here in the Meadowlands, with a great view of the new Giants Stadium that is scheduled to open in 2010. We got news of Jason Giambi bringing heartbreak with...
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Mike Petraglia
August 26, 2008 - 10:55 am
Bill Belichick remembers what it was like to deliver bad news. Tuesday was the first of two cut days this week in the NFL. Belichick, way back when in 1975 as an assistant to Ted Marchibroda with the Baltimore Colts, had the ugliest of ugly jobs. '€œ That was my first job when I was with the...
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Mike Petraglia
August 25, 2008 - 11:18 am
When Patriots fans look at Chad Jackson , they wonder just when they will see the receiver who was good enough at Florida to become a semi-finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the best college receiver in the land. Jackson was a junior with the Gators in 2005 when he gained national...
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Mike Petraglia
August 21, 2008 - 8:02 am
Patriots owner Robert Kraft issued a statement on Tuesday on the passing of NFL Players Union Chief Executive Gene Upshaw , who died Wednesday night from pancreatic cancer at his home in Lake Tahoe, Calif. He was 63. "I am deeply saddened today to learn of Gene Upshaw'€™s passing,'€ Kraft said...
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Mike Petraglia
August 20, 2008 - 7:16 am
The lasting image that most New England Patriots fans have of Asante Samuel is the ball going through his hands on New York's game-winning drive of Super Bowl XLII, giving fans an airborne version of Bill Buckner . Now, while the catch would have been clutch and not entirely routine, many Pats fans...
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Mike Petraglia
August 17, 2008 - 9:39 am
Nothing like opening this blog with the biggest potential problem to hit the Patriots since their remarkable run began in 2001. Tom Brady didn't make the trip to Tampa Bay for the team's second exhibition game, reportedly because of an ankle problem. It's not yet clear which ankle or if this has...
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Mike Petraglia
August 14, 2008 - 12:40 pm
The Patriots are looking at John Lynch . In the wake of the season-ending knee injury to Tank Williams, Patriots coach Bill Belichick had this to say on Thursday about the rumors coming fast and furious about the chances of the former Broncos safety joining Team Dynasty in Foxboro. "I know there...
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