It Is What It Is

August 20, 2009 - 3:51 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- A 32-yard field goal from Stephen Gostkowski with 8:58 left in the first quarter makes it 3-0, New England. Puts the capper on a 10-play, 57-yard drive that consumed 2:51, with the big play coming on a Brady to Wes Welker screen that went for 32 yards. Brady was 3-for-7 for 45 yards...
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August 20, 2009 - 3:46 pm
The Patriots' offense opened in a four-wide receiver set with a single running back behind Tom Brady . Here's how it looked: WRs: Wes Welker , Randy Moss , Joey Galloway , Greg Lewis RBs: Fred Taylor QB: Tom Brady OL: Matt Light , Logan Mankins , Dan Koppen , Stephen Neal , Nick Kaczur
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August 20, 2009 - 3:09 pm
FOXOROUGH -- I just spent the better part of the last 15 minutes furiously checking off a list of players (with a group of reporters who included the Herald's Karen Guregian) who are here and who appear to be out. Here's an admittedly tenative list of who isn't out there (we'll change it up if...
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August 20, 2009 - 1:38 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- ...in seat 211 of the Gillette Stadium press box ready to blog our way through an evening of preseason football. ( Here's a quick look at what we'll be keeping an eye on tonight.) '€¢It's a humid night here at Gillette Stadium -- both teams should be forced to do a lot of hydrating...
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August 20, 2009 - 7:37 am
Here are more tidbits from the Cincinnati-area media on tonight's Patriots-Bengals game: '€¢ Cincinnati.com has a look at how this game will provide a real measuring stick for this young Bengals team. '€œThey present different looks offensively, defensively and on special teams, so it will be a...
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Mike Petraglia
August 19, 2009 - 9:47 am
FOXBOROUGH - From the moment in 2004 Carson Palmer took the reigns in Cincinnati, the Bengals have been his team. And those around the NFL immediately gained respect for the explosive nature of their offense with him calling signals. One year later, in 2005, the Bengals ended a 15-year playoff...
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August 19, 2009 - 8:10 am
A quick roundup of how the Cincinnati media outlets are looking at Thursday's Bengals-Patriots preseason game at Gillette Stadium . '€¢According to Cincinnati.com , the Bengals are going to use the game to get a good look at their backup quarterbacks, J.T. O'€™Sullivan and Jordan Palmer...
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August 18, 2009 - 1:55 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- Some quick notes on the Patriots'€™ Tuesday afternoon practice, which just wrapped up here at Gillette Stadium : '€¢Much nicer weather today -- warm, but with a nice breeze. Players were in shorts and shells for a really temperate afternoon of situational football. '€¢By our...
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Mike Petraglia
August 18, 2009 - 12:48 pm
FOXBOROUGH - Don't let the six carries and 14 yards fool you - Laurence Maroney feels he got a lot accomplished in his first preseason game last week against the Philadelphia Eagles . And he feels even more awaits when the Patriots host the Cincinnati Bengals in the preseason home opener this...
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August 18, 2009 - 11:08 am
Thanks to the Patriots' PR staff, here's the complete Q&A between Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick and the media from earlier today at Gillette Stadium : BB: First, I think I should recognize and say something about the enshrinees for Thursday'€™s Patriots Hall of Fame induction...
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