// Sammy Morris

Stevan Ridley: Running Back to the Future

The New England Patriots have the #1 offense in the NFL.  They lead the league in yards, averaging 425.7 per game and lead the world in points, averaging 36.3 per game. No news there right? What is news is how balanced this Patriots offense has become. After finishing 20th in rushing yards per game in […]

Numbers Are In: Analyzing Patriots 53-man roster

Quarterbacks (3) Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallet – Not much dispute at this position as Brady is clearly the man. However, the battle for backup between third-year man Brian Hoyer and rookie Ryan Mallet is an interesting storyline to watch should catastrophe strike. Running Backs (4) BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead, Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen […]

Pats Release Pro-Bowl Safety Meriweather, Amongst Others

The Patriots began the painful process of cutting down the roster by announcing Saturday that they’ve severed ties with safety Brandon Meriweather, running back Sammy Morris, and wideouts Brandon Tate and Tiquan Underwood. The departures of Underwood and Tate aren’t that startling given the depth the Patriots have at receiver, but releasing Meriweather and Morris […]

Patriots 2011 Running Backs Preview: Green-Ellis, Woodhead, etc.

Since Corey Dillon’s retirement after the 2006 season, the Patriots have adopted an unofficial implementation of running back-by-committee that has supported some of the most potent and productive offenses that the NFL has seen. The 2011 season is shaping up to feature the most versatile group yet. They are also poised to take on a […]

Patriots, Sammy Morris Agree on One-Year Deal

With four running backs already in the fold (assuming BenJarvus Green-Ellis, a restricted free agent, sticks around), the Patriots added some veteran depth agreeing to re-sign Sammy Morris to a one-year deal on Wednesday. Morris joins Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead, and rookies Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen, to give the team five backs with diffferent roles. […]

Big Words, Bigger Deeds: Jets Defense Stymies Brady, Patriots 28-21

For six straight days, the New York Jets did nothing but talk trash, building up their third match this season against the New England Patriots while putting down the Patriots themselves. At times, their talk was goofy, at times it was nasty, at times it was threatening. But all of it would have been for […]

Manning’s Third Interception Ends Colts’ Comeback; Patriots Hold on in Gillette

Through the first nine games of this season, Peyton Manning had thrown only four interceptions. The Patriots nearly doubled it in just one game. The Patriots picked Manning off three times, including with 31 seconds to go from the New England 24-yard line, beating the Colts 31-28 at Gillette. The Patriots’ win kept them tied […]

Browns Turn Patriots Black and Blue

Best record in the NFL? Up against Cleveland, an entire city which hasn’t won anything since ever? No problem, right? Apparently not. With a performance like that, the New England fan base had better hope that the Patriots took Cleveland for granted, because if not, it’ll be a long eight weeks. In Cleveland on Sunday, […]

Game of a Lifetime for Patriots’ Chung

Tom Brady did not have to do much to earn his 100th career win. The Patriots’ veteran quarterback played mistake-free, and watched safety Patrick Chung and the special teams turn a one-point game at halftime into a 41-14 blowout. Rookie wide out Brandon Tate, a special teams monster, returned the second half’s opening kickoff 103 […]

Chung and Tate Lead Way as Special Teams Dominate Dolphins

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brandon Marshall bailed out on his rout, but quarterback Chad Henne still threw it to where he thought Marshall would be. Instead, Patrick Chung was there, and he ran the ball back 51 yards for the touchdown. The interception capped off a brilliant night from Chung, who blocked both a punt […]

Week 4 Pickups

With no major injuries this week, the choices on the waiver wire are slim, particularly amongst running backs. A hot pickup in past weeks, Peyton Hillis, had a huge day for Cleveland this past Sunday with Jerome Harrison sidelined.  Hillis is currently available in about 25 percent of league, and is an obvious person to […]

Laurence Maroney Traded to Broncos

After falling below the likes of Fred Taylor, Sammy Morris, and Kevin Faulk on the depth chart at running back, Laurence Maroney was shipped out of town on Tuesday. The Patriots traded him to the Denver Broncos, according to ESPN’s NFL insider, Adam Schefter. The Patriots shipped a sixth round pick in 2011 to Denver […]

Belichick, Patriots Defend Randy Moss’ Comments

Following the Patriots’ 38-24 drubbing of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, the oft-quiet Randy Moss had a lot to say in his post game press conference. For sixteen minutes Moss vented about his contract situation, respect, and this being his last year as a New England Patriot. Moss began with a full head of steam, […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Running Backs

In backfields across the National Football League over the past few years, the idea of having a “feature back” has gone by the way side in favor of the widely used “running back by committee” philosophy. Backs take a pounding, maybe more than any other position on the field. To preserve a running back’s health […]

The RB Free Agent Market

The 2010 off-season features a long list of free agent running backs. Some familiar faces including LaDanian Tomlinson, Thomas Jones, and Brian Westbrook will all be looking for new homes this summer. Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are notorious for being active in free agency over the past few years, and I expect […]