// Ben Watson

Brady is Back, Wide Receivers Rejoice!

With Tom Brady’s return to the Patriots, there are high expectations coming from Foxboro, Mass. The last time Brady saw the field for a full season, he put together arguably the greatest statistical season by any quarterback to play the game. Now before we go any further, let’s look at what the Patriots accomplished in […]

Patriots Season Grades: Wide Reciever/Tight Ends

In my third installment of 2008 season grades I’ll be taking a look at the wide receivers and tight ends. Randy Moss: B+ Thoughts: After a record breaking 2007 season it was going to be tough for Moss to follow up his performance with anything but a let down statistically. Throw in a brand new […]

Patriots 49, Raiders 26 – The Verdict

A week after the Patriots nearly lost to a lesser team, they came out and played one of their best games of the season in dismantling the hapless Raiders. New England jumped out to a 21-0 lead in the first quarter and didn’t look back as every time the Raiders seemed to gain some momentum […]

Jets Beat Patriots Despite Cassel’s 400 Yards

Despite unkind weather, the Jets and Patriots combined to put up 65 points Thursday night, but the Patriots came up on the losing end in overtime, 34-31. Jay Feely hit the game-winner from 34 yards out, but Brett Favre led the way all game for New York with 258 yards and two touchdowns with zero interceptions (shocking, I know). […]

Patriots 20, Bills 10 – The Verdict

This is from start to finish a domination by the Patriots on both sides of the ball. The stats and final score may not indicate it but there was never really a doubt in the second half that the Patriots were going to win the game. The final drive which lasted more than 9:00 was […]

Gametime: Bills At Patriots

The Teams: Buffalo Bills (5-3) at New England Patriots (5-3) The Terms: Regular Season Week 10 The Place: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass The Time: 1:00pm The Channel: CBS 3 Burning Questions: Who saw this coming? Coming off an 18-1 season and nearly every significant contributor coming back, anyone who thought week 10 would pit the […]

Patriots Upset with Fans Leaving Early

For this weeks column I’ll be focusing my two points on the fan reaction of Sunday’s disaster at Gillette Stadium. There was still much of the fourth quarter to go, yet most of the fans were headed towards the exits. The field which has seen multiple AFC championships triumphs in this decade was emptying faster […]

Patriots Offense in Transition

Here’s this week’s Patriots Two-Point Conversion column: The loss of Tom Brady to this offense in the first drive of the first week of the season puts the Patriots in some rare company. Only once before has a team lost a reigning NFL MVP for the entire season, that was back in 1991 when Joe […]

Patriots Release Marcus Pollard

The Patriots have released veteran tight end Marcus Pollard, possibly signaling the team may keep just two tight ends on the roster. Pollard is best known for his time with the Colts, but has failed to impress in training camp and two preseason games for the Pats. The move leaves Ben Watson and David Thomas […]

2008 Training Camp Preview: Tight Ends and Wide Receivers

Here’s the schedule for the training camp previews: Monday: Tight Ends and Wide Receivers Tuesday: Quarterbacks and Runningbacks Wednesday: Special Teams and Coaching Tight Ends Key Departures: Kyle Brady Key Arrivals: Marcus Pollard Breakdown The tight end unit is still led by the big and speedy Ben Watson. Though he hasn’t exactly lived up to […]

Watson, Sanders Listed as Out

The final injury report has been released for the Patriots and both TE Ben Watson and S James Sanders are listed as out for today’s game against the Jets. Kyle Brady and Eugene Wilson might be the beneficiaries of more playing time because of the injuries.

Why the Patriots and Ravens are Tied

Ben Watson’s first quarter drop has been a key play so far.(Courtesy of NFL.com) Here’s the reasons why the Patriots are tied with the 4-7 Ravens at halftime, Ben Watson’s dropped TD pass on the first drive could have changed the entire complexion of the game. By keeping the Patriots to a field goal, the […]

Watson Running Wild

Ben Watson is having a day. The TE out of Georgia just caught his second TD of the day, and it came at a good time. A very lackadaisical third quarter saw the Patriots lead close within 20-10. But Brady (another 3 TD passes) just orchestrated a 9 play, 74 yard drive – aided by […]

Patriots lead despite mistakes

With a fumble inside the five yard line, a failed fourth down attempt near the redzone and having to settle for a field goal on a first drive, the Patriots still managed to take a 10 point lead before halftime. Brady has touchdown passes to Benjamin Watson and of course, Randy Moss. The Pats defense […]