I apologize for the delay of this week’s Verdict, after Sunday I went into a mini-sports hibernation. We all know the Pats laid an egg so I’ll keep this short and sweet. Let’s see how my questions were answered: Will Randy Moss be involved more often? A lot has been made about Moss and his [...]
The Teams: Miami Dolphins (0-2) At New England Patriots (2-0) The Terms: Regular Season Week 3 The Place: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass The Time: 1:00pm The Channel: CBS 3 Burning Questions: Will Randy Moss be involved more often? Let’s sure hope so. Moss was pretty much a non-factor in last week’s win over the Jets [...]
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 [...]
Against all odds, the Patriots defense stepped up and Matt Cassel controlled the game as New England took advantage of opportunities and beat the Brett Favre led Jets 19-10. Big plays all over the field from the defense led by Ellis Hobbs and Adalius Thomas. Here’s a look at The Verdict: How Will the Patriots [...]
Patriots RB Kevin Faulk was suspended for one game by the NFL for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. He was also fined two game checks. Faulk was sentenced to one year of probation in July for marijuana possession. Faulk was going to a Li’l Wayne concert (a milli) when he was stopped and discovered [...]
Here’s the schedule for the training camp previews: Wednesday: Special Teams and Coaching Special Teams Key Departures: None Key Arrivals: Matthew Slater, Terrence Wheatley Breakdown The Patriots are loaded at special teams, so first we’ll look at the crowded areas which are punt and kick returns. The Pats have a plethora of options to return [...]
Here’s the schedule for the training camp previews: Tuesday: Quarterbacks and Running backs Wednesday: Special Teams and Coaching Quarterbacks Key Departures: None Key Arrivals: Kevin O’Connell Breakdown In 2007, Tom Brady had the best season a quarterback has ever had in the NFL. He threw for 50 touchdowns and led an offense which set multiple [...]
The Patriots made a quick free agent coup on Saturday, signing former Jets and Raiders runningback LaMont Jordan just a day after he was released by Oakland. Jordan, 29, rushed for 549 yards and three touchdowns last year while also accumulating 247 receiving yards. With the addition of rookie Darren McFadden, the Raiders felt Jordan [...]
A few Patriots notes during the lull in the NFL schedule (we’ll start training camp position previews shortly). Runningback Kevin Faulk has pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge stemming from his arrest on February 22. Faulk will have his five month jail sentence suspended and will be on probation for a year [...]
ESPN’s Michelle Tafoya just reported that running back Laurence Maroney is listed as inactive for tonight’s MNF matchup against the Bengals. Maroney had been listed as questionable this week because of a hurt groin. It is expected that Sammy Morris and Kevin Faulk will get the bulk of carries tonight.
Junior Seau was selected to be a captain for the first time in his NFL career. ESPN.com reports: The players selected Seau, 38, in a vote this week, along with quarterback Tom Brady, running back Kevin Faulk, defensive end Ty Warren and linebackers Tedy Bruschi, Mike Vrabel and Larry Izzo, the Patriots said Thursday.
According to several Boston media reports, running back Laurence Maroney said today after practice that he will play this Friday night against the Carolina Panthers. Maroney has yet to see game action this pre-season while recovering from off-season shoulder surgery. Maroney shed his red non-contact jersey at practice this week which was an indicator of [...]
Patriots first team offense (if you want to call it that minus Moss, Maroney, Stallworth and Watson) went three-and-out on its first drive, then put together a longer drive which stalled around the Bucs 45 yard line. Kevin Faulk saw a lot of action, catching a few balls in the flat, though overall his and [...]