It Is What It Is

August 30, 2009 - 12:09 pm
The Patriots have informed backup quarterback Kevin O'Connell he has been released, according to multiple reports. The second-year signal-caller out of San Diego State had played in two regular-season games with the Patriots, going 4-for-6 for 23 yards. With the return of Tom Brady and the...
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August 29, 2009 - 2:34 pm
Thanks to the Patriots' PR staff, here's the complete transcript of Bill Belichick's conference call with the media today: BB: Well, after getting back in late last night, early this morning '€“ whatever you want to call it '€“ we went through the film here and it felt like overall, we had a...
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August 29, 2009 - 12:31 pm
Speaking a day after Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was hit by Washington defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth and driven to the ground , New England coach Bill Belichick said he didn'€™t have '€œanything to add'€ on the state of the quarterbacks'€™ right shoulder. '€œI don'€™t really...
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August 29, 2009 - 11:38 am
In this story published today, Los Angeles Times football writer Sam Farmer talks to Dr. Neal ElAttrache, the doctor who reconstructed Tom Brady's left knee. The doctor reports that while there may be some questions about the state of Brady's shoulder after he took a big hit from Washington...
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August 29, 2009 - 2:19 am
LANDOVER, Md. '€“ If you'€™ve worn out the DVR function on your cable box by now, you'€™re probably not alone. The play looked innocent enough. Redskins defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth wraps his arms around Tom Brady and slams him to the ground. Brady'€™s pass to receiver Greg Lewis...
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August 28, 2009 - 8:41 pm
OK, no need to get hysterical here. But this is a preseason game. Tom Brady's shoulder is sore (the team said as much in its official comment). That's the biggest story of the night -- at least right now, at approximately 12:30 a.m. Come on this is Boston, you HAVE to speculate. That's how we're...
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August 28, 2009 - 4:41 pm
The Patriots secondary didn't exactly shine on the Redskins' first drive. The miscues included: a 23-yard pass interference penalty on Darius Butler in the end zone that set up Washington's first score. Leigh Bodden getting toasted by Santana Moss for a 21-yard completion. Jonathan Wilhite , who...
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August 28, 2009 - 4:16 pm
Get out your umbrella! It's gonna rain here, according to the Redskins' PR people. Heavy rain is in the forecast. The Patriots opened the game on offense like the conditions -- sloppy. Working out of a three-receiver set, Brady misfired on his first two passes and the Pats went three and out. To...
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August 28, 2009 - 3:26 pm
Alan Siegel here, filling in for Chris Price. Just moved down to the D.C. area after growing up/working outside Boston. Anyway, it's about a half hour from game time at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. This place is absolutely massive, a giant bowl that feels like a college stadium. It seats 90,000 +,...
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August 27, 2009 - 9:21 pm
Here's a quick take on how D.C.-area media outlets are breaking down Friday's Patriots-Redskins preseason game: '€¢ Redskins.com has four Washington players worth keep an eye on and why -- Jason Campbell , Stephon Heyer, Andre Carter and DeAngelo Hall . Campbell is No. 1 on the list, and for good...
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