// Derrick Burgess

Patriots Cut Burgess and Aiken, Place McGowan on IR

Through the first two preseason games, the Patriots were relatively healthy, and they looked terrific on both sides of the ball against the Super Bowl Champion Saints and the Atlanta Falcons. Then, the embarrassing 36-35 loss to the Rams took place nearly two weeks ago, and the wheels fell off the bus. First, the Patriots […]

Ty Warren Placed on IR, Burgess Back in the Mix

The regular season hasn’t even started yet, but the Patriots are already dealing with a major injury. No, we’re not talking about Wes Welker. We’re talking about longtime defensive end Ty Warren, who has been an anchor on the left side of the line in the 3-4 formation for years. On Friday, the team placed […]

Patriots Interested in Adewale Ogunleye

Tis’ the season for two-a-days, tedious conditioning, and many lingering questions. One of the unanswered questions is whether or not Derrick Burgess will play in 2010. With Burgess keeping his answer under wraps for the moment, Bill Belichick and Nick Caserio are exploring their options. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots worked out […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: The Linebackers

It was 2007. The Patriots were fresh off a victory against their rivals the Colts and were 9-0 en route to a perfect season. For their mid-season special, Sports Illustrated ran a cover featuring the heart of the Patriots. It wasn’t Brady. Or Moss. Or even Belichick. It was the entire linebacking unit. Tedy Bruschi, […]

Patriots Re-Sign Derrick Burgess

The Patriots re-signed ten-year veteran defensive end/outside linebacker Derrick Burgess to a one-year contract on Friday. Bill Belichick pulled the trigger on a deal to bring him over from the Oakland Raiders  just before the start of last season in hopes that he would fill the pass-rushing void. He was not the stand-out contributor many […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 17

Quarterback: C I was tempted to cut Tom Brady some slack and give him an “Incomplete” on his report card this week, but the Patriots quarterback played most of the game on Sunday. He was replaced by rookie Brian Hoyer (Michigan State) in the second quarter, and on the Patriots’ last drive.  Brady’s stat line was […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 15

Quarterback: C+ Statistically, Tom Brady had perhaps his worst game of the 2009 season. Brady completed 11 of 23 passes for 115 yards in the Patriots 17-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.  Brady also threw one touchdown to Randy Moss and one interception to Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny. Brady’s 13-yard touchdown pass to […]

Galloway Looks to Find His Way in Pats Offense

The Patriots silenced the critics with a very solid performance against the Falcons on Sunday. It was a good overall performance that left a lot of fans feeling good about their team again. Just think, after the loss to the Jets, many fans were questioning whether the team would start the year 2-2 or 1-3, […]

Patriots-Jets, Week 2: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Week 2 has come and gone and we’re left with a dissatisfied feeling in our mouths. For the second straight week, the Patriots have looked average, but this time their average play led to a Patriots loss courtesy of the New York Jets and their stingy defense. Although it’s tough to pinpoint positives from this […]

Seymour Trade Leaves Big Hole and Questions for the Future

First, it was Mike Vrabel, then Rodney Harrison, then Tedy Bruschi, and now Richard Seymour. All four players were longtime Patriots defensive stalwarts, and now find themselves out of New England. Now a member of the Oakland Raiders, Seymour will be missed by Patriots fans all over. Seymour has been selected to five Pro Bowls, […]

Patriots vs. Redskins – 3 Questions

Tonight the Patriots take on the Redskins in the third – and most important – completely meaningless game of the pre-season. The Patriots put together a putrid offensive display in the second game against the Eagles, one I witnessed personally, yet this third game usually means the starters will go a majority of the game. […]

Burgess Will Improve a Stacked Pats Defense

Lost in the mess that was Oakland Raiders football was the play of the newest member of the Patriots, Derrick Burgess. New England spent a large portion of the off-season looking to bolster up their defense. Names such as Julius Peppers, Jason Taylor, and Willie McGinest traveled through Foxboro and ultimately, the Patriots ended up […]

Patriots Acquire Derrick Burgess

According to Patriots.com, the Patriots have acquired Oakland Raiders DE/OLB Derrick Burgess. Last month SoB explored the possibility of Burgess joining the Patriots around training camp and low behold the disgruntled pass rusher joins a team that is in much need of his services. Citing the article from last month, Burgess to the Patriots only […]

Derrick Burgess to the Patriots Still Alive?

ESPN’s Len Pasquarelli reported last week that he wouldn’t be surprised to see Oakland’s Derrick Burgess traded to the Patriots before training camp started. With camp about one week away, a move would definitely be subtle. It wasn’t too long ago, if you remember, that the Patriots contacted Al Davis and the Raiders in hopes […]