Wednesday October 1, 2014
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Wednesday October 1, 2014

Contributors: Sports - In The Huddle

  • Tuesday Aug 05, 2014 | 6:53 pm

    Brady, pygmies and Big Vince

    Tom Brady had yet another good joint practice against Washington on Tuesday as the teams prepare for their Thursday night preseason opener. And once again he spoke about how much the team was getting out of these joint practices. Tuesday’s lasted over three hours. “Well, we got a ton of reps,” he said. “Yesterday we got about 80 or 90 reps.Today was probably pretty similar. Typically you don’t get that […]

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  • Monday Aug 04, 2014 | 11:11 am

    It’s Monday. Do you know where your Patriots are?

    They would be in Virginia, of course, preparing for their first preseason game with Washington on Thursday. The Patriots are holding joint practices with Washington through Wednesday, and apparently a lot of their fans followed them. According to media tweets coming out of Richmond, Va., where Washington practices, the cheers are quite loud every time Tom Brady completed a pass against the Washington defense – which was often. While preseason […]

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  • Monday Jul 28, 2014 | 11:21 am

    A couple of thoughts for a rainy Monday

    The New England Patriots have the day off Monday. No practice. Time to rest up after what sounded like a fast and furious weekend. So that gives us some time to think about a couple of the early storylines in camp. – Don’t be surprised if a rookie starts somewhere on the offensive line this year. The Patriots invested heavily in the offensive line in the draft, selecting center Bryan […]

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    Thursday Jul 24, 2014 | 4:29 pm

    Lots of learning for UMaine’s Johnson on Day 1 of Training Camp

    Some thoughts from Day One of the New England Patriots training camp: Former University of Maine wide receiver Derrick Johnson had a busy day. In addition to running all the drills with wide receivers, he was running around with the special teams units as well. He knows it’s good to show versatility if he wants to earn one of the 53 roster spots this fall. “I did a lot of […]

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  • Wednesday Jul 23, 2014 | 4:51 pm

    “Welcome to football season”

    With those four words, Bill Belichick opened the New England Patriots 2014 season Wednesday afternoon. Yes, training camp doesn’t officially open until Thursday with a practice at 9:15 a.m. But as Belichick noted in his early-morning press conference, players have been floating around Gillette Stadium for days, with many already completing their conditioning test. Perhaps the biggest news to come out of Belichick’s time with the media: Rob Gronkowski is […]

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  • Thursday Jul 10, 2014 | 4:16 pm

    Brady’s ranking reflects great respect from his peers

    I tuned into the NFL Network’s Top 100 Players of 2014 Wednesday night, eager to see where Patriots quarterback Tom Brady fit in the Top 10. I expected him to be near No. 10. And I kept waiting. And waiting. Finally, Brady came in at No.3. And, frankly, I was a bit surprised. Earlier this year we heard opinions that he was not an elite quarterback any longer. And every […]

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  • Monday Jun 30, 2014 | 11:33 am

    Tickets, training camp and more

    Yes, it is still summer. Early summer. And lately the weather has been incredibly good. But I know some of you are already thinking about the Fall. It’s in your blood. You can’t wait for the Patriots, and the NFL, to return. So this one’s for you. Individual game tickets for the 2014 season will go on sale July 15 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. I know some of you […]

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  • Saturday May 10, 2014 | 2:53 pm

    Patriots go offensive in fourth round

    The Patriots added some much-needed youth and depth to a couple of offensive positions in the fourth round of the NFL draft Saturday. They selected offensive linemen Bryan Stork, of Florida State, and Cameron Fleming, of Stanford, and running back James White, of Wisconsin, with their three fourth-round picks. Stork and Fleming are huge, and look to add to the competitiveness of the offensive line, which struggled at times last […]

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  • Friday May 09, 2014 | 11:21 pm

    Garoppolo willing to wait for his turn

    Jimmy Garoppolo may not have expected to be drafted by the Patriots. Now that he has, he’s ready to learn how to take his game to the next level. Speaking to the New England media in a conference call late Friday after he was selected – surprisingly – in the second round, Garoppolo said he "couldn’t have pictured it any better.” The former Eastern Illinois quarterback said he is more […]

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