Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tom Brady makes it look easy

Is it Sunday yet? Patriot football is back with a bang. Tom Brady brought his UGG's and talents to south beach last night. The offense was firing on all cylinders. Aaron Rodgers is not the only one who is going to be slinging it around this season. It's pretty bad when a player gets cut from the team the next day for getting lit up all night. Benny Sapp who was burned by Wes Welker for a 99 yard touchdown is no longer employed. The Patriots tight ends combined for 13 catches, 189 yards and 2 touchdowns. They are both primed to have monster seasons. Tom Brady finished the night with 517 yards and 4 touchdowns. He set a franchise and career high for passing yards. The scary part is Chad Ochocinco only had 1 catch for 14 yards. Chad Ochocinco is still clearly behind. As he starts to become more accustom to the Patriots playbook, he is going to only make things more difficult for opposing teams. 

The defense on the other hand still has some work to do. Their are a lot of new faces on the defense, so it is understandable there will be some growing pains. They gave up 488 yards given to the Miami Dolphins offense. Although that is a lot, it really does not tell the whole story. 211 of those yards came on the last 3 drives while the defense was playing the lead. As far as what stood out on the defense, Albert Haynesworth played very well. He was having his way with the Dolphins offensive line.  Also, Ras-I Dowling's coverage against Brandon Marshall and overall was solid.  The Patriots defense is only going to get better.

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Red Sox continue their slump

The Red Sox are 3-8 over their last 11 games. With the season coming to a close, they have picked the wrong time to be in the middle of a slump. Their pitching needs to be better if they want to have any success in the postseason. John Lackey has earned himself the worst ERA of any Red Sox pitcher with 25 starts ever. Tim Wakefield is not getting better. The pressure of trying to obtain his 200th career win has gotten the best of him. Josh Beckett is hurt once again. Eric Bedard is also hurt, and he hasn't been anything to write home about. Daniel Bard has looked very shaky as of recent. Clay Buchholz are you still out?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Six captains selected by the Patriots

Tom Brady (10th time)
Jerod Mayo (3rd time)
Vince Wilfork (4th time)
Logan Mankins
Devin McCourty
Matthew Slater

Surprised to see Logan Mankins selected as a captain after the whole hold out situation. It speaks volumes about the respect the team has for him.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Tom Brady's Full UGG's Commercial

Here is the full UGG's commercial featuring Tom Brady which is scheduled to air during the Monday night game versus the Miami Dolphins. What do you think think about the commercial?

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Randy Moss returning to the Patriots?

Tom Brady said this morning he would welcome Randy Moss back with "open arms". With Brandon Tate gone now. The Patriots are left with Matthew Slater as their lone deep threat. Randy Moss would certainly be an upgrade over him.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Patriots 53-Man Roster

Quarterbacks (3)
Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett
Running Backs (4)
BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Stevan Ridley, Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead
Wide Receivers (6)
Deion Branch, Julian Edelman, Chad Ochocinco, Taylor Price, Matthew Slater, Wes Welker
Tight Ends (2)
Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez
Offensive Linemen (8)
Dan Connolly, Dan Koppen, Matt Light, Steve Maneri, Logan Mankins, Nate Solder, Sebastian Vollmer, Ryan Wendell
Defensive Linemen (9)
Mark Anderson, Andre Carter, Shaun Ellis, Albert Haynesworth, Kyle Love, Myron Pryor, Gerard Warren, Vince Wilfork, Mike Wright
Linebackers (8)
Jermaine Cunningham, Dane Fletcher, Gary Guyton, Jerod Mayo, Rob Ninkovich, Brandon Spikes, Jeff Tarpinian, Tracy White
Cornerbacks (6)
Kyle Arrington, Leigh Bodden, Darius Butler, Ras-I Dowling, Devin McCourty, Antwaun Molden
Safeties (4)
Josh Barrett, Sergio Brown, Patrick Chung, James Ihedigbo
Specialists (3)
James Dearth, Stephen Gostkowski, Zoltan Mesko

Landon Cohen, Niko Koutouvides, Brandon Meriweather, Eric Moore, Sammy Morris, Brandon Tate, Tiquan Underwood, Thomas Austin, Eric Kettani, Ross Ventrone, Markell Carter, Aaron Lavarias, Alex Silvestro, Lee Smith, Will Yeatman.

Your 2011 New England Patriots roster for now...

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Albert Haynesworth and Shaun Ellis to Make Their Patriots Debut Tonight

98.5 The Sports Hub is reporting that Albert Haynesworth and Shaun Ellis will make their debut with the Patriots tonight. It will be interesting to see how the defense will look with both of them on the line along with Vince Wilfork. If you were looking for a reason to watch the all mighty fourth preseason game, this would be a good enough reason to.  Also rookies, Shane Vereen and Ras-I Dowling are both expected to make their debut with the Patriots tonight. 98.5 Sports Hub also reports that Tom Brady and company will play at least a quarter.