Monday, December 18, 2006

Pats One Win Away from Title

The New England Patriots won yesterday against the Houston Texans in impressive fashion. The Patriots have all but tied up the division with this win and just need to win one of their next two or have the Jets lose one of their next two. The next two games for the Patriots are not going to be a cake walk by any means facing the Jacksonville Jaguars (8-6) and Tennessee Titans (7-7) (winning their last 5), but I have that they will win the next 2 games.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Sad Performance for Pats

The New England Patriots were shut out for the first time since the first game of the 2003 season against the Buffalo Bills. This disappointing loss was handed out by the Miami Dolphins, who are showing that they are as good as everyone hoped they would be before the season started. But the Patriots still have a 2 game lead in their division so they have not put themselves in any immediate danger, but they really need to learn from this loss and make sure the fix the cracks for the postseason.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Should be 3 in a Row

After this Sunday, I should be talking about the 3 game winning streak for the New England Patriots, and how it should be 4 the next week. Looking at their upcoming schedule it doesn't seem like it'll be a stroll in the park for the Patriots, but they definitely won't be playing the cream of the crop in the NFL. The remaining 5 games on the Patriots' schedule are all against teams that are below .500. So it would be nice to have that momentum going for us into the playoffs.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Snapping it in Green Bay

No better place to get out of our bizarre Gillette Stadium funk than on the road, where the New England Patriots are currently six and oh, or 7 of the last 8. So I think we'll be snapping out of it when we're over there breathing in the brisk wintry air of Lambeau Field.

Friday, November 03, 2006

Peyton and Tom—why the hype?

Because this Sunday night is gonna be one of the best matchups of the whole 2006 NFL season, that’s why! I’ve been watching the commercials and reading the chat. People want to bury us in stats, most of which reinforce the fact that the Colts and the Patriots are going into this game very even.

Personally, I think the historical numbers are interesting, and they may even have a little psychological impact. But the thing to look at is last week’s games. That won’t help you figure out who’s going to come out on top—Manning and Brady both had terrific, 300+ performances. But it will help explain how this will be the NFL not to miss in 2006! I wonder what Patriots tickets will be going for?

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Way to rock over Minnesota, Patriots!

I thought they said they were going to try to set up some of the best challenges for Monday Night Football, but I guess that isn't that easy to do. a lot of people, myself included, were expecting the Pats to have more trouble with the Vikings. This one was a knife through butter!

Sunday, October 29, 2006

He Set Up An Institution

And he became an institution. Red Auerbach, coach emeritus of the Boston Celtics, and an inspiration to coaches -- and cigar smokers -- everywhere, has passed away. He got together an amazing collection of talent and brought out the best they had in them. All of Boston will miss you, Red.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

For NE Patriots, Winning Isn't Everything

Two different reviews I read of our 28-6 win over the Buffalo Bills focused on the same thing: our Pats did great, yet they still weren't satisfied. Luckily, there was nothing bloodthristy about the comments, just fine athletes challenging themselves. One had a quote from Tom Brady, evaluating a pass that could have gone wrong (but didn't) as "stupidity by me." Rosevelt Colvin was happy about the win, but pointed out "I feel we can get better."

That's how they've gotten to 5 and 1 as we head into Week 8 of the season.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Hopes for this sunday...

Well, this weekend we go up against the Dolphins....now this shouldn't be a tough victory with the fish at 1-3 but I'm just hoping that possibly having Hobbs out won't kill it. I know that one team member isn't the team but I am not without my concerns. Good luck guys.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Can New England Patriots End Cincinnati's Streak?

I'm glad to return after an unplanned hiatus and get back to the fun of football! Especially New England Patriots football! Evidently they are holding their own without my assistance, tied with the New York Jets at the top of the AFC East. Of course, we'd have preferred to do without last week's loss, but...

Let's concentrate on this week. Even as I sit here typing, the game against the Cincinnati Bengals has just started. Cinci has been undefeated and so have their AFC North rivals, the Baltimore Ravens. Ha! Just got word that the Ravens beat the San Diego Chargers 16-13 in the last couple of minutes, so their streak continues. Think I'll go watch my Patriots put an end to Cincinnati's.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Patriots Add Players, Subtract Coaches

New England has another nice addition in former San Diego Charger Reche Caldwell, and also some promising draftees including RB Laurence Moroney from the University of Minnesota, WR Chad Jackson from Florida, and TE Dave Thomas from Texas. But after losing defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel to the competition last year, Bill Belichick now needs to break in a replacement for Eric Mangini, who will be head coach for the New York Jets.

Monday, May 08, 2006

More of the good stuff from the Pats

The New England Patriots have signed the two linebackers for the 2006 season. Barry Gardner from the Philadelphia Eagles and Jeremy Lloyd of the St. Louis Rams. I think the Patriots have made strong decisions this off-season in the draft and free-agent signings.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Call them what you want. Just give them a chance.

I read an article on the New England Patriots official web site that characterized 5 running backs in the draft as on the decline. I don’t know how they can really say that without even seeing what these players can do at the NFL level of competition but I suppose everyone is entitled to their opinion. Read it and let me know what you think.

http://www.patriots.com/news/index.cfm?ac=latestnewsdetail&pid=16071&pcid=46

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Keeping up with all the changes.

The New England Patriots released veteran corner back Tyrone Poole and have signed free agent wide receiver Reche Caldwell. This will be Caldwell’s fifth season in the NFL. Reche Caldwell played for the Chargers in 2005, gaining 352 yards in just 28 receptions. I think these were both good moves for this New England team.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Patriots Can Be Choosers

The New England Patriots are in an interesting position now that the 2005 season has come to a close. We have 17 players that are now eligible to become unrestricted free agents. Who do you think we should keep and who should we let go?

Monday, January 30, 2006

Let’s Give it Up for the Seahawks!

I am still a little shocked that the New England Patriots didn’t make it to the Super Bowl this year. We had been doing so well. I am glad to see a team like the Seattle Seahawks make it, though. This is the first time the Seahawks have ever played in a Super Bowl and I hope they win.