It Is What It Is

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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Mike Petraglia
August 20, 2008 - 3:53 am
It's truly fascinating what we reporters, photographers and other assorted media members do to kill time waiting for Bill Belichick to address us down here in Foxboro. A colleague of mine, whose identity will be protected - for now, actually is railing against "Batman-Dark Knight" because it's too...
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Rob Bradford
August 19, 2008 - 2:35 pm
 Was just on the award-winning Planet Mikey show and Mike Adam s said he had a list he wanted to read on the air. I convinced him that it would better if he released the coveted info on our new Web site. So, here it is: Mike Adams can name nine right-handed batters in baseball history better than...
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Mike Petraglia
August 19, 2008 - 7:07 am
That's an easy thing to do and also a prerequisite of work covering your New England Patriots . So, with that in mind, I'll take the leap off a not-so long limb and say that it's almost certain based on what Tom Brady said yesterday on Patriots Monday on WEEI, this morning's comments from Bill...
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Mike Petraglia
August 19, 2008 - 4:28 am
A bit a of a stunner in Foxboro as Patriots release veteran tight end Marcus Pollard ... '€œAll the players that are here we'€™re comfortable with to a certain degree,'€ Bill Belichick said of the 36-year-old who has played with the Colts, Lions and Seahawks . '€œWith Marcus, we just felt...
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Mike Petraglia
August 19, 2008 - 3:30 am
In the Patriots media room for the first time since mini-camps in the spring and it's all quiet as I join a couple of other scribes in waiting for Bill Belichick to address us at 11:30 on the status of his team. It's not likely that we'll get a lot of detail on either Tom Brady's right foot or...
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Mike Petraglia
August 18, 2008 - 10:20 am
Saying he's trying to be smart with his body, Tom Brady told WEEI's "Patriots Monday" that he is getting treatment on his right leg. He did not confirm whether it was a sore foot that was keeping him out but did say that this current injury is not related to the right ankle sprain he sustained in...
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Mike Petraglia
August 18, 2008 - 7:50 am
It's not known how severely Brandon Meriweather injured his leg during the first quarter of Sunday night's 27-10 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . The second-year safety out of the University of Miami limped off the field and did not return. The Patriots did not practice Monday and there was no...
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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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