It Is What It Is

Mike Petraglia
August 30, 2008 - 12:35 pm
Here's the Patriots roster following Saturday's 14 cuts: Starting with the offense: Quarterbacks : Tom Brady , Matt Cassel and Kevin O'Connell . Offensive Line : Logan Mankins , Dan Koppen , Matt Light , Billy Yates , Nick Kaczur , Dan Connolly , Russ Hochstein , Wesley Britt. Running Backs :...
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Mike Petraglia
August 30, 2008 - 6:22 am
Because the blog was made for informed (or so we like to think) opinions: Here's mine on what the Patriots 53-man roster will look like at 6:01 p.m. ET. Starting with the offense: Quarterbacks : Tom Brady , Matt Gutierrez and Kevin O'Connell . Offensive Line : Logan Mankins , Dan Koppen , Matt...
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Mike Petraglia
August 29, 2008 - 1:36 pm
Admit when you've made a mistake. In my piece on the Patriots following their exhibition loss to the Giants on Thursday night, I wrote that Kevin O'Connell was a "near certainty" to make the team. As a third-round pick, that part of it is probably very accurate. However, I went on to say that he...
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Mike Petraglia
August 28, 2008 - 4:35 pm
0-4 in the preseason. Outscored by a combined 67-9 in the first half of all four losses. Tom Brady didn't take a single snap. What's it all mean? Well, most of the answer, of course, lies in the third part of the above equation. Five things to keep in mind following a 19-14 loss to the New York...
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Mike Petraglia
August 28, 2008 - 10:27 am
Having survived an hour-long commute from Yankee Stadium with colleague Rob Bradford, we sit nine stories high above the Giants Stadium turf here in the Meadowlands, with a great view of the new Giants Stadium that is scheduled to open in 2010. We got news of Jason Giambi bringing heartbreak with...
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Mike Petraglia
August 26, 2008 - 3:19 pm
He's long been regarded as one of the true leaders of the Patriots. Now Larry Izzo can be called one of its most generous. The special teams captain was recognized as the 2008 New England Patriots Ron Burton Community Service Award winner Tuesday evening at the team'€™s annual Kickoff Gala...
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Mike Petraglia
August 26, 2008 - 10:55 am
Bill Belichick remembers what it was like to deliver bad news. Tuesday was the first of two cut days this week in the NFL. Belichick, way back when in 1975 as an assistant to Ted Marchibroda with the Baltimore Colts, had the ugliest of ugly jobs. '€œ That was my first job when I was with the...
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Mike Petraglia
August 26, 2008 - 7:29 am
You don't have to tell Bryan Morry how close September 18 is. That's the day that the Executive Director of The Hall at Patriot Place and the entire Patriots organization open the new attraction on the north end of Gillette Stadium with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. It's a structure that will house a...
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Mike Petraglia
August 26, 2008 - 3:52 am
I'm looking forward to today here at Gillette. The Patriots will announce their plans for the team's first induction ceremony at The Hall at Patriot Place. We in the media are getting a tour following the open locker room period. From there, we will go on a brief tour with Patriots and Pro...
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Mike Petraglia
August 25, 2008 - 11:18 am
When Patriots fans look at Chad Jackson , they wonder just when they will see the receiver who was good enough at Florida to become a semi-finalist for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the best college receiver in the land. Jackson was a junior with the Gators in 2005 when he gained national...
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