Trade and cuts

September 1st, 2006

No, not Branch :).

Pats have traded Patrick Cobbs to the Steelers for an undisclosed draft choice.

Pats have released LB Monty Beisel, WR Eddie Berlin, QB Corey Bramlet, TE Chris Luzar, WR John Stone, OLB Chad Brown, CB Vernell Brown, DL Eddie Freeman, OLB Jeremy Mincey, and CB Eric Warfield.

Branch files grievance against Pats

September 1st, 2006

Tom Curran has the story.

Branch claims the Pats orally agreed to accept any “fair and reasonable trade” and that the Jets’ proposal is so, and therefore the Pats are reneging.

Meanwhile BB has a 4pm press conference…

Bruschi setback?

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.

Fourth quarter comebacks

June 26th, 2006

Nice article over at Football Outsiders on QBs and 4th quarter comebacks.

Pats lead league in cap space

June 25th, 2006

According to Reiss, the Pats lead the NFL in cap space, at $15 million.

What should the new touchdown music be?

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!

Brady meets the press

May 4th, 2006

Brady had a press conference today. The full Q&A is here.

It’s good to know the Denver playoff loss still burns him:

“It was tough. It’s funny, I don’t watch a lot of TV. But before I went to bed I was actually watching TV and was on the ‘On Demand’. Then I went to ‘Patriots On Demand’ and was like ‘Let me flip through some of this stuff.’ So I watched the press conference before the Denver game, and the last thing I say, to the last question about Champ Bailey, was ‘Yeah, every time I throw over there I’m really going to make sure I’m careful.’ I’m sitting there, lying in bed, thinking ‘Of all the things to have said, sure enough.’ Champ took one [interception] 103 yards. That’s going to stay with me for a long time – and I continue to be reminded every time it’s on NFL Network, every time I watch that, it’s Champ running down the sideline. It was a tough way to end the year. We were really playing at a much higher level than we were earlier in the season. We were a very confident team. We laid an egg out there, and I was a huge part of that. Hopefully, with the work that we’re doing now, trying to improve, when we get in those situations again we won’t make those same mistakes.”

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

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? πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

All offense, all the time

April 30th, 2006

Who are these people and what did they do with the real Bill Belichick? πŸ™‚ In the fourth round the Pats picked yet another TE and a kicker (ok — you can’t blame them for drafting a kicker). How many people would have thought that the Pats wouldn’t pick a single person on the defensive side of the ball in their first five picks?

Ah — it appears Mills is more of an H-back/FB than a real TE. That makes more sense. Still, to go five picks and not select a single defender. Interesting…

Another TE???

April 29th, 2006

The Pats took TE Dave Thomas (have a square cheeseburger! πŸ™‚ ) with their 3rd-round pick. Oh well.