It Is What It Is

Mike Petraglia
November 09, 2008 - 3:42 am
Sitting here in the red level of the press box some three hours before kickoff here are some things to consider... It will be a beautiful, crisp fall afternoon. Forecast from The Weather Channel is calling for sun, 56 degrees and a moderate breeze at 12 mph out of the southwest for the 1 p.m...
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Mike Petraglia
November 07, 2008 - 5:53 am
If you were Bill Belichick , how would you prepare for final eight games of the season? (Suggestions welcome here at Email Trags ). No guarentees they'll see the light of day since there is only one man in charge of New England's favorite NFL franchise. Instead, they'll be posted here along with...
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Mike Petraglia
November 05, 2008 - 3:51 am
The Patriots have made a move to strengthen their defensive backfield as the team deals with a potentially serious hand injury to rookie cornerback Terrence Wheatley by signing veteran cornerback Jason Webster . Webster comes back to New England this week in a unique position to offer immediate...
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Mike Petraglia
November 04, 2008 - 7:27 am
Bill Belichick knows enough about football to know how important it is to win the battle in the trenches. So when he looks at the Buffalo Bills , he sees an offensive line that averages well over 300 pounds and opens gaping holes for Marshawn Lynch . On the defensive side, he sees a front that has...
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Mike Petraglia
November 03, 2008 - 6:06 am
As is his style, and that of every NFL coach, Bill Belichick is already onto his next opponent, the Buffalo Bills this Sunday at Gillette Stadium . This figures to be an intriguing match-up of a contender in the AFC (Patriots) against a team trying to prove they're NOT a pretender in their own...
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Mike Petraglia
November 03, 2008 - 3:34 am
So, how would you have managed Sunday night's game differently? Let us know at Email Trags . Coach Bill Belichick will hold a conference call today at noon. There will be no player availability until Wednesday at Gillette. So, until then, some things to consider while wondering whether the Patriots...
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Rob Bradford
November 02, 2008 - 7:01 am
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Mike Petraglia
November 01, 2008 - 9:47 am
Well, we've made the point already here that these two teams are certainly not what they were last year and neither is playing the championship caliber football to which their followers have grown accustomed.
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Mike Petraglia
October 31, 2008 - 1:04 pm
New England Patriots Player Pos.   Injury Wednesday Participation Thursday Participation Friday Participation   Friday Status Shawn Crable    LB     Shin   Did Not Participate    DNP    DNP    Doubtful Sammy Morris    RB     Knee   Did Not Participate   Â...
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Mike Petraglia
October 31, 2008 - 9:53 am
Another Friday and another day of Patriots potpourri. Coach Bill Belichick reserves Fridays to concentrate on 'Red Area' situations, both offensively and defensively. Note to self, never call it Red Zone since that could be confused with a type of coverage. Belichick always thinks of these things...
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