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Contributors: Sports - In The Huddle

  • Thursday Oct 24, 2013 | 5:24 pm

    Pats Mankins: OLine needs to play better

    In his ninth season starting at left guard for the New England Patriots, Logan Mankins has developed a reputation as one of the toughest players in the NFL. He’s also one of the most honest and direct. Earlier this week, he spoke to reporters about some of the problems the Patriots have had on offense this year and said that the offensive line has got to be better. "There’s times […]

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  • Wednesday Oct 23, 2013 | 3:27 pm

    Pats preparing for Dolphins with eye on Red Sox

    The New England Patriots have a big game Sunday with the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. But they’ll be keeping a close eye on their pro baseball neighbors as the Red Sox take on the St. Louis Cardinals in the World Series. "Yeah, that’s our team,” said Tom Brady, an avid San Francisco Giants fan. "I’ve been here a while so I’ve got to see a lot of Red Sox […]

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  • Monday Oct 21, 2013 | 4:46 pm

    Belichick: Don’t blame Chris Jones

    Rookie defensive tackle Chris Jones stood  before the media after Sunday’s overtime loss to the New York Jets and accepted blame for the 15-yard unsportsmanlike penalty he was assessed that led to Nick Folk’s winning field goal. But in his Monday conference call, head coach Bill Belichick said it wasn’t Jones’ fault. Jones was penalized for pushing a teammate as Folk attempted — and missed — a long field goal. […]

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  • Sunday Oct 20, 2013 | 7:35 pm

    Pats lose to Jets, Gronk returns, ref explains call

    Well the long wait for Rob Gronkowski ended Sunday when the tight end made his first start of the season for the New England Patriots. And while Gronkowski showed that he hadn’t lost anything, the Patriots simply lost. Nick Folks’ 42-yard field goal in overtime lifted the New York Jets over the Patriots 30-27, ending New England’s string of 12 consecutive victories against AFC East opponents. Gronkowski caught eight passes for […]

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  • Sunday Oct 20, 2013 | 12:43 pm

    Gronk’s playing. What’s it mean?

    Sorry for the delay, but I was at church when it was announced that tight end Rob Gronkowski would be active for the first time this season for today’s game against the New York Jets. So what’s it mean? Well, it would be unrealistic to expect Gronkowski to play 50-plus plays this week, although he has been saying he is in great shape. Regardless of how many plays he gets, […]

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  • Friday Oct 18, 2013 | 5:40 pm

    The Gronk Watch, who’s out vs. Jets

    The New England Patriots released their final Injury Report of the Week Friday and will travel to the Meadowlands to play the New York Jets Sunday without wide receiver Danny Amendola, defensive tackle Tommy Kelly and running back Leon Washington. All were listed as OUT on Friday’s Injury Report. Amendola suffered a concussion in last week’s win over New Orleans. Kelly suffered a knee injury two weeks ago. Washington has […]

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  • Wednesday Oct 16, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    Hightower stepping up, Mulligan settling in and unicorns

    Dont’a Hightower, the talented second-year linebacker from Alabama, suggested on Wednesday that he was going to be wearing the green dot on his helmet, replacing Jerod Mayo as the New England Patriots defensive playcaller. Mayo was placed on Injured Reserve by the Patriots Wednesday morning following surgery to repair a torn right pectoral muscle. He wore the green dot on his helmet. Hightower, who held that role as he helped […]

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  • Wednesday Oct 16, 2013 | 11:34 am

    Moving on without Mayo

    The New England Patriots cannot escape their injury woes. Five players were missing from practice on Monday, all recovering from injuries: Danny Amendola (head), Dan Connolly (head), Aqib Talib (hip), Leon Washington (knee) and Tommy Kelly (knee). And that list didn’t include linebacker Jerod Mayo, who was placed on season-ending Injured Reserve Wednesday morning. Mayo, the team’s leading tackler in each of his five seasons, tore the right pectoral muscle […]

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  • Monday Oct 14, 2013 | 7:08 pm

    More on Brady’s Magic, and other stuff

    The New England Patriots have set themselves up nicely to take control of the AFC East even before they enter their bye week on Nov. 10. Sunday’s 30-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints lifted  the Patriots to 5-1 (2-0 in the division). Next week they travel to the Meadowlands to play the 3-3 New York Jets. The week after that, they’re at home against the 3-2 Miami Dolphins, who play […]

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