It Is What It Is

Mike Petraglia
January 07, 2009 - 4:34 am
1994: Patriots appear headed for St. Louis, only to remain in New England. 1997: Bill Parcells leaves the Patriots in the wake of Super Bowl XXXI. 1999: Patriots appear headed to Hartford, only to remain in New England with the promise of a new 68,000 seat stadium in Foxboro. 2000: One day after...
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Mike Petraglia
December 31, 2008 - 12:15 pm
Jerod Mayo received his just deserts today after feasting on offensive players in his rookie season in the NFL. The Patriots linebacker received the Associated Press NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year honor on Wednesday. On Wednesday, he answered questions in a conference call. What does it mean to...
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Mike Petraglia
December 31, 2008 - 5:43 am
There's no doubt what the single biggest question facing the New England Patriots this off-season. Let's take a quick look at that and some other issues facing the Patriots as they get an extra six weeks to figure it all out. 1. How healthy is Tom Brady ? Bill Belichick said at his wrap-up presser...
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Mike Petraglia
December 30, 2008 - 8:44 am
Just wanted to let all my loyal readers know that A) I thank them a million times over for their patronage, B) that we'll be taking a page out of the Bill Belichick handbook and looking ahead to what 2009 holds in store for the New England Patriots on Wednesday as well as a look at the 2008-09...
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Mike Petraglia
December 29, 2008 - 11:06 am
The way Bill Belichick looks at things, Sunday's game happened 'last year' and even though there are still a precious few days remaining in 2008, it's already 2009 in his mind. For proof, you need look no further than his answer on Monday to the request to look back on the 2008 season now that his...
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Mike Petraglia
December 29, 2008 - 7:57 am
Ellis Hobbs summed up the feelings of everyone in and around Foxboro Monday as players cleaned out their lockers for the last time in 2008, finishing a fulfilling if not rewarding 11-5 season that had them missing the playoffs for the first time in six years. "If you would normally tell me that you...
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Mike Petraglia
December 28, 2008 - 3:26 pm
It's appropriate that Heath Evans and Sammy Morris were behind a steel barricade talking about not making the playoffs because that and a woeful performance by Brett Favre , were the only things keeping the New England Patriots from making another deep playoff run this season. The Pats arrived back...
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Mike Petraglia
December 28, 2008 - 10:01 am
The Patriots did their job in typical workman-like fashion on a day that was more suited for flying a kite than playing football in Western New York. Here are five things the Patriots did to make Dick Jauron wish he were flying a kite instead of coaching Buffalo to a 13-0 loss to New England at...
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December 28, 2008 - 8:58 am
The Patriots concluded their season with a solid 13-0 shutout victory over the Bills, closing the regular season on a four-game winning streak that gave them an 11-5 record. Now, the Pats hope to avoid becoming the first team since the playoffs expanded to a 12-team format in 1990 to win 11 games...
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Mike Petraglia
December 28, 2008 - 7:48 am
Tom Brady's recovery from repairs to his left ACL and MCL is slower than normal , according to Tom E. Curran of NBC Sports. Brady was knocked out for the season in a Week 1 hit by Kansas City's Bernard Pollard in the first quarter at Gillette Stadium . Once news broke of Brady's infected knee...
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