It Is What It Is

Mike Petraglia
October 20, 2008 - 7:06 pm
That was more like it. The Patriots broke out a can of you-know-what on Mike Shanahan and the Denver Broncos on Monday night, beating them in every aspect of the game. Ask the Patriots, and to a man they all say being home in front of the Gillette crowd on a Monday night was what did the trick in...
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Mike Petraglia
October 20, 2008 - 12:42 pm
The season has come to an end for Patriots running back Laurence Maroney , after the team placed him on injured reserve Monday, prior to the team's game against the Broncos . Maroney, 23, has played in 30 games with nine starts for the Patriots since being selected in the first round (21st overall...
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Rob Bradford
October 20, 2008 - 9:48 am
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Mike Petraglia
October 18, 2008 - 9:43 am
Talk to different Patriots this week about the urgency of their Monday night contest with the Denver Broncos and you get different answers and different attitudes. Ellis Hobbs said everyone will be watching while Rodney Harrison said the Pats have the same group that went 18-0 before losing that...
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Mike Petraglia
October 17, 2008 - 7:16 am
Bill Belichick knows a thing or two about championship makeup in athletes and teams. And what he saw Thursday night while taking a break from preparing for Denver Monday night confirmed to him that the Red Sox certainly have the unmistakeable quality of heart. Belichick shows some love for the Red...
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Mike Petraglia
October 16, 2008 - 6:17 am
In the midst of a busy day going from here in Foxboro, to Chestnut Hill to talk college football with the B.C. Eagles in advance of their showdown with Virginia Tech on Saturday night to a little baseball game that's going to be played tonight at Fenway Park , sometimes you lose perspective when...
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Mike Petraglia
October 15, 2008 - 10:49 am
What? Me worry? Not Rodney Harrison . The Patriots veteran safety was not about to push the panic button following Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Chargers. And he wants everyone to know that the same group is still in place. Harrison said the same defensive team from last year is basically still in...
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Mike Petraglia
October 11, 2008 - 5:11 am
If last week showed nothing else, the Patriots seemed to have found their equilibrium without Tom Brady . That's not to say they are riding a wave of momentum or pounding opponents into submission. It's just pointing out the fact that these Patriots seem to understand that even when times get rough...
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Mike Petraglia
October 10, 2008 - 9:10 am
The San Diego Chargers have been here before. They stand a disappointing 2-3 on the season, one year after starting 1-3 and rebounding to win the AFC West and make it to the AFC title game, only to lose to the team they're playing this weekend at Qualcomm Stadium . Will they have what it takes to...
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Mike Petraglia
October 04, 2008 - 3:57 am
The last time I attempted this, your intrepid reported predicted a no-doubt win for the Patriots. This time there will be no such bold prognostications, only a suggestion of what to expect as the Patriots get back on track with a win. Can't help myself. 1. The Patriots will be on alert to stop the...
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