It Is What It Is

Mike Petraglia
August 23, 2008 - 2:12 pm
Some of the thoughts of Bill Belichick on the day after his team fell to 0-3 in the preseason: "After watching the tape there'€™s a lot of things that we need to correct and keep working on. I thought there was some positive moments, more in the second half. We were able to put together a couple...
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Mike Petraglia
August 22, 2008 - 5:31 pm
No one is happy in Foxboro about the Patriots being 0-3 this preseason. But no one is panicking either - yet. Some thoughts from the 27-17 setback to the Eagles Friday night. Bill Belichick on the team allowing a 75-yard punt return for a TD to end the first half. He was asked if he would have like...
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Mike Petraglia
August 22, 2008 - 12:55 pm
There were several solemn moments prior to kickoff tonight at Gillette Stadium . Former Patriots owner James Busch Orthwein, who died last weekend, was remembered prior to the national anthem. Dan Pires, former Patriots beat writer for the New Bedford Standard Times, passed away on June 25. There...
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Mike Petraglia
August 22, 2008 - 11:31 am
For those of you who haven't seen it, Albert Breer has a fascinating sit-down one-on-one with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick in the hard copy version of the new Sporting News. While the whole interview isn't on-line, some interesting outtakes are, and can be found here . Meanwhile, Breer was...
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Mike Petraglia
August 22, 2008 - 11:03 am
Couldn't be a better night for a football game that doesn't count. Clear, nice summer breeze and 76 degrees. Tom Brady , tonight's cover boy of GAMEDAY here at Gillette, hasn't been spotted yet on the field but Matt Cassel and Matt Gutierrez have been. They are on the north side of the 50 warming...
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Rob Bradford
August 21, 2008 - 4:59 pm
I promised I would be back today, and, at 11:58 p.m., I am. There has been some truly magnificent blogging today on our Web site, including an extremely insightful entry from Gary from Chapel Hil l regarding Tim Wakefield . I have to go (I didn't say I was going to have time for a good entry. That...
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Mike Petraglia
August 21, 2008 - 8:34 am
The Patriots announced on Thursday the signing of veteran offensive lineman Mike Flynn . Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. To make room on the 80-man roster, the Patriots released cornerback Ade Jimoh . Flynn, 34, is a veteran of 10 NFL seasons, all with the Baltimore Ravens (1998-2007)...
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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 20, 2008 - 6:35 am
Tom Brady was a lanky, sixth-round pick out of Michigan and he was, like Kevin O'Connell , way down the Patriots depth chart at quarterback. Going back to Tampa Bay on Sunday night had John Lynch remembering the 2000 season opener at old Foxboro Stadium. While with Bucs, defensive guru Monte Kiffin...
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