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Pats fall in first preseason game

Matt Bryant’s field goal as time expires lifts the Bucs to a 13-10 win over the Patriots in Tampa. A lackadaisical first pre-season game on the whole. Both New England and Tampa didn’t take many chances with their first teams. Both Tom Brady and backup Matt Cassell were efficient without throwing for many yards. The […]

Young secondary comes thru

Most of the third quarter is uneventful due to the back ups of the back ups mostly on offense for both teams but the young Patriot defenders are making plays. Rookie linebacker Oscar Lua, from Southern Cal, has been roaming the middle and has made a few tackles. Merriweather has seen more work at corner […]

Halftime in Tampa

The Bucs struck back with a long drive capped off by a 15 yard touchdown pass over the middle. The extra point gives Tampa bay a 10-7 lead at the break. Brandon Merriweather featured at safety on the drive for the second team Patriots defense and made a couple nice stops. Overall the defense looked […]

Pats strike first

The year’s first scoring drive is in the book. Matt Cassell leads the team down the field, including a 14 yard scramble on 3rd and 15 near the 30 which set up a successful 4th down conversion sneak. Sammie Morris scored his first td as a Patriot, rumbling in from a yard out. Cassell had […]

First team offense review

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 […]

Update

The players are on the field warming up in Tampa and there are a few noticible but expected absences. WR Randy Moss, nursing a tweaked hamstring suffered August 1, was not expected to suit up tonight. Benjamin Watson and Laurence Maroney along with Donte Stallworth are both absent as well. All the pundits predict the […]

Patriots first preseason game

The long seven months between the Super Bowl and the pre-season is over. The new look New England Patriots are on the field warming up at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay awaiting the kickoff of their first pre-season game of the year against the Buccaneers. A lot has changed on a team which came […]