It Is What It Is

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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Mike Petraglia
September 11, 2008 - 3:35 am
Okay... Let me preface this by saying I'm privileged to be doing what I do for a living everyday. And let me also say there are construction workers, coal miners, fisherman and countless others who have it much harder than me but I will say today that I'm feeling it a little after two trip-to-the-...
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Mike Petraglia
September 10, 2008 - 6:52 am
The New England Patriots get together with Bill Belichick and the rest of the coaching staff every week and discuss a theme or two to keep in mind for their upcoming opponent. This week it's simple... "Do your job." And you can read into that... "and don't try to do someone else's." Another theme...
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Mike Petraglia
September 09, 2008 - 4:43 pm
Sometimes timing can be a funny thing in our business. I had the chance to speak with San Diego Chargers general manager A.J. Smith last week for a piece for "San Diego Sport" Magazine. A number of subjects came up, including the decision by Pro Bowl linebacker Shawne Merriman and his decision to...
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Mike Petraglia
September 09, 2008 - 5:55 am
Do you know the way to Tim Rattay ? Bill Belichick does and he has decided that, for now, it'€™s a road better not traveled. The same can be said for Chris Simms , the son of the quarterback who helped him win his first Super Bowl ring as defensive coordinator with the New York Giants in January...
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Mike Petraglia
September 08, 2008 - 11:45 am
The notion that the New England Patriots can be successful the rest of the NFL season without Tom Brady directing the offense is being scoffed at by some pundits around the country. Take one step into the Patriots locker room as we did Monday afternoon and you get the immediate impression that the...
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Mike Petraglia
September 08, 2008 - 7:22 am
You know something big is happening when the media room is buzzing like a pre-Super Bowl press conference. And that something big is Bill Belichick's news conference to update everyone on the status of the New England Patriots the day after Tom Brady went down with a potentially season-ending left...
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Rob Bradford
September 07, 2008 - 12:32 pm
WEEI.com's Ron Borges is reporting that according to an NFL sources close to the situation Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a torn ACL in his left knee. More to come ...
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Mike Petraglia
September 07, 2008 - 12:17 pm
Well, We said before the game that point numero uno was to keep numero 12 upright. That worked well for the first 7 minutes and 33 seconds of the game. Then Bernard Pollard happened. Here's his take as I spoke with him in the Kansas City locker room afterward. Pollard talks about THE hit. And the...
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Mike Petraglia
September 07, 2008 - 3:09 am
After several inches of rain fell overnight leaving streams alongside the access roads leading into Gillette Stadium , Mother Nature has been kind enough to give us a perfect late summer afternoon for the kickoff to the 2008 NFL season here in New England. The NFL's version of the "Redeem Team"...
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