Archive for the 'general' Category

End of lockout near?

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

The positive signs are beginning to increase. Here’s hoping it’ll be over soon.

How annoying

Monday, December 15th, 2008

To think that despite all the adversity (i.e. injuries) this year that (a) they have a good chance at going 11-5 and (b) they have a good chance at being the first 11-5 team in 23 years to miss the playoffs. Grrr.

Oh no, not again… (Part 2)

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Eugene Wilson and Ellis Hobbs are listed as questionable for Sunday.

Oh no, not again….

Wednesday, September 27th, 2006

Looks like the DB carousel has started up this year, too…

Randall Gay has been placed on IR, and Hank Poteat has been signed to replace him.

Bruschi setback?

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006

Looks like Tedy has broken a wrist and will miss all of preseason :(.

On the brighter side, it’s not like Tedy needs to learn the Pats’ D. If he can keep his conditioning up, he should be able to get back in the starting lineup soon after the injury is healed enough.

What should the new touchdown music be?

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

The Globe reported a couple of days ago that with Gary Glitter convicted (yet again) of having sex with children, the NFL has asked teams to drop “Rock and Roll #2” from playlists and the Patriots plan to comply.

So what should the replacement music be? Comment away!

Watch out Tom, or you’ll be back to 4th string!

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

From a BB press conference today:

Q: Would you feel comfortable with Matt Cassell as a backup?
A: I don’t know. I don’t know. I think Brady has established himself.

Ya think, Bill? 🙂 🙂

The Pats are different

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

An interesting insight on the Pats from second round draft choice Chad Jackson:

In an interview, Jackson said that on one of his visits the Pats gave him some offensive game film and told him to have it broken down by the time of his next visit. Jackson said no other team he visited did anything like that. Add another player to the list of those who have in interviews pointed to something the Patriots do that no other team does. The weird thing to me is that for a lot of those examples I hear (like this one with Jackson and like when Rodney Harrison talked about the situational practices the Pats do that he’d never seen before) are things I would have assumed that all teams do as a matter of course. And yet the Pats seem to be the only ones doing them. Hail Bill! 🙂

TMQ returns to ESPN

Monday, April 24th, 2006

Football Outsiders has the news.

Looks like Seymour’s contract might be more front-loaded after all

Tuesday, April 18th, 2006

When the details of the extension came out, I was surprised there wasn’t more front-loading, given the cap space the Pats have this year. I figured they’d want to use some of that up now when the had the room, preserving future flexibility. But I had forgotten about the “can’t have two raises in a year” rule.

Not surprisingly, the Patriots didn’t forget about that rule and ESPN has reported that the $18.66mil option bonus is broken into two pieces — a $6.66mil piece that can be paid anytime between 5 August 2006 and next March and a $12mil piece due next March. I think it’s fair to say that the $6.66mil will be paid on 5 August :-), thereby moving a decent chunk of the contract onto this year’s cap.