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Contributors: Sports - In The Huddle

  • Monday Sep 29, 2014 | 12:59 pm

    A little pre-game reading for Monday Night’s game in Kansas City

    Remember when the Patriots lost in Miami on Opening Weekend and everyone else in the AFC East won and New England was in last place? Remember how football fans outside of New England cheered? Well, if the Patriots win in Kansas City Monday night, the Patriots will be alone in first atop the AFC East again. Even if they lose, the Patriots will find themselves in a three-way tie for […]

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  • Wednesday Sep 24, 2014 | 10:39 am

    Brady finding new friends on Facebook?

    Tom Brady had an unusually brief press conference with the media on Wednesday. Sporting a knit Patriots hat despite 65 degree temperatures in Foxborough – he insisted he was fine – Brady spoke for only six minutes and 25 seconds after arriving 12 minutes late. Usually his press conferences go at least double that. Perhaps the highlight was when he was asked by Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston about his […]

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  • Sunday Sep 21, 2014 | 10:56 pm

    Next on Patriots list? Improvement.

    One of the Patriots traits is that by Wednesday you usually know what the theme of the week is. And believe me, there’s always a Theme of the Week with the Patriots. You hear it in every interview with the coaching staff and in the locker room. The message is loud and clear. Well, you don’t have to wait until Wednesday this week. Following New England’s lackluster 16-9 win over […]

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  • Sunday Sep 21, 2014 | 2:33 pm

    Patriots-Raiders first half thoughts

    The good news is that the New England Patriots are leading the Oakland Raiders 10-3 at the end of the first half. The bad news is that the Patriots are leading the Raiders 10-3 at the half. Much was expected of Tom Brady and the Patriots in this game. But they have yet to deliver. Oakland gives up an average of 200 rushing yards per game, yet the Patriots have […]

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  • Wednesday Sep 17, 2014 | 2:58 pm

    Belichick relives glory days of youth football

    Yeah, Bill Belichick can be dry, can be less than forthcoming, can be dour. But every now and then, he gives you a nice glimpse into his life. Such was the case Wednesday morning in his press conference when he was asked about the evolution of offenses, from the option to the single-wing to the wing-T. He was asked if he ever wished he could have coached back then. His […]

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  • Monday Sep 15, 2014 | 8:57 am

    Predicting success, striving for perfection

    So I took a lot of grief last week when the Patriots went down to Miami and opened their season with a bad loss. Heard from a lot of folks how bad my predictions were looking. But if you go back and look at my story here, you’ll see I was pretty spot on with my prediction for the Patriots 30-7 win at Minnesota on Sunday. Almost had the score […]

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    Wednesday Sep 10, 2014 | 12:21 pm

    Brady on the OLine: we’re all connected

    A clean-shaven Tom Brady spoke at length about the connection between his offensive line and his success in Wednesday’s press conference. Brady was harassed throughout the second half of last Sunday’s 33-20 loss at Miami and was sacked four times, twice losing a fumble that led to Miami scores. The offensive line appeared to be over-matched by the Dolphins. And many observers felt the Patriots continuous rotation of offensive linemen […]

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  • Monday Sep 08, 2014 | 8:39 am

    Patriots concerns: OLine, DLine, too many passes, bad karma on Sept. 7

    So Bill Belichick didn’t think the Patriots played well in Sunday’s opening 33-20 loss at Miami: Join the club, only about a kazillion folks agree. When he says, “We just didn’t play well enough or coach well enough. We didn’t do anything well enough,” that shows you how deep the fault lies. After a promising first half that had the Patriots ahead 20-10, they were manhandled over the final 30 […]

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  • Wednesday Sep 03, 2014 | 10:28 pm

    Captains, inside information and a look back at 2001

    It was a busy Wednesday down at Gillette Stadium this week. In addition to the usual press conferences with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, and the open locker room to talk to players after practice, the Patriots made a couple of announcements. First they named their captains: Tom Brady, Dan Connolly, Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo, Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater. This was the 13th year Brady has been named captain, […]

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