It Is What It Is

Mike Petraglia
September 17, 2008 - 6:27 am
Now we know how good Steve Gostkowski can be. Gostkowski injured his left (plant) ankle in April 2007 and missed key portions of off-season training and conditioning which he admitted on Wednesday affected him . "Last year (2007) I had twisted my ankle and there was about a month where I couldn't...
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Mike Petraglia
September 16, 2008 - 6:09 am
These are not your grandchildren's 1-15 Miami Dolphins . Bill Belichick will strongly advise his team this week to be ready for a fight. While 0-2, the Patriots head coach is already seeing big differences between this Miami team and the version that, last season, threatened to become the first 0-...
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Mike Petraglia
September 15, 2008 - 9:42 am
Before I leave Foxboro today: Matt Cassel was one proud man walking through the Patriots locker room as Mike Vrabel was coming in the other direction. Not because he led the team to a 19-10 win over the Jets on Sunday but for what happened the night before. Matt Cassel's No. 1-ranked USC Trojans...
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Mike Petraglia
September 15, 2008 - 6:22 am
Nothing pleases Bill Belichick more than watching his team execute like a machine. And on special teams Sunday, the Patriots looked well-oiled and efficient. Here are some thoughts on that and other nuggets from Monday's Belichick media stand-up at Gillette. It started with Stephen Gostkowski who...
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September 14, 2008 - 3:51 pm
It was a big win. Just don't tell the Pats that. Here's Felger's take  on the magic of Giants Stadium and DBs.
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September 14, 2008 - 3:47 pm
The Matt Cassel era is now underway. Ron Borges breaks it down . Don't even think about telling Borges that the D stepped up ...
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Mike Petraglia
September 14, 2008 - 3:45 pm
Our own Michael Felger, advancing his upcoming report card, talks with WEEI.com's Alex Speier about Sunday's 19-10 win in the Meadowlands over the New York Jets .
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Mike Petraglia
September 14, 2008 - 1:10 pm
The first start of Matt Cassel's NFL career produced a 19-10 win over the New York Jets at the Meadowlands. The Patriots extended their NFL record regular season winning streak to 21 games. Here are five reasons why: 1. Matt Cassel took care of the ball. Even though he took three quick sacks in the...
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Mike Petraglia
September 12, 2008 - 2:53 pm
What it will take for the Brady-less Patriots to overcome the Brett-full Jets this weekend at the Meadowlands? Pay attention and take notes... 1. Make life as easy as humanly possible on Matt Cassel . It's one thing to replace one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the NFL in the middle...
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Mike Petraglia
September 11, 2008 - 6:02 am
With 11 cameras rolling and a sea of reporters huddled around his locker between Randy Moss and Matt Gutierrez , Matt Cassel held his first Q and A with reporters on Thursday morning. Some excerpts: On what he learned from a speech during training camp from Jeff Hostetler to the team : "It's always...
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