Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been experiencing an extended stay on the injury report — a concerning detail in his puzzling start to the 2018 season. Though he has experienced flashes of success, Gronkowski has been limited to just one touchdown this season and has missed two games due to ankle and back woes. With rumors of retirement and unrest still lingering from last season, many are left wondering if things are copacetic with the four-time first-team All-Pro selection. Here’s what we know about the situation: A timeline of Gronkowski’s status: Gronkowski first popped up on the injury report in Week 3, two days before the Patriots’ matchup against the Detroit Lions. He was limited in one practice with an ankle injury but returned to full participation the following day and was removed from the injury report. Against the Lions, Gronkowski was on the field for 100 percent of New England’s offensive snaps; he caught four passes on five targets for … [Read more...] about What’s going on with Rob Gronkowski?
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During his weekly radio interview on WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan,” Tom Brady gave some background on what the Patriots have to see before offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels calls for a trick play. “It’s good to be an aggressive defense, but also if you get too aggressive,” Brady said, “that’s when offenses take advantage.” That’s exactly what the Patriots did in their 31-17 win over the Packers on Sunday night. Multiple trick plays helped Brady and New England move the ball at critical moments. Asked if he was concerned about showing too many of the trick plays during the regular season, Brady had an interesting response. “I think we have more plays and gadgets than we could ever call in a season, so you work on ones until they come up,” Brady said. “And then you shelve it, and use the four, five others that you’ve kind of got cued up. And then when you use two or three of them, you get some others … [Read more...] about Tom Brady talked about trick plays, Mike Vrabel, and the fastest Patriot on WEEI
Associated Press Published 11:52 PM EDT Oct 4, 2018 Foxborough, Mass. — Tom Brady reached 500 touchdown passes for his unparalleled career and the New England Patriots put together their second straight win after a mediocre start to the season, beating Indianapolis, 38-24, on Thursday night. Brady’s 500th went to Josh Gordon, recently acquired from Cleveland, where he basically was unavailable through NFL suspensions for all but five games over the past three seasons. But, as he often does, Brady spread the wealth, hitting running back James White 10 times for 77 yards, and greeting the return of buddy Julian Edelman by completing seven for 57 yards to him. Brady also tied Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri, a former teammate, for most NFL victories with 226. As everyone in Gillette Stadium except, apparently, the Colts knew, Brady started off with a pass to Edelman, who was wide open for 9 yards. That drew the first of many loud cheers for the 10th-year veteran receiver … [Read more...] about Thursday’s NFL: Tom Brady reaches 500 TD passes in win
By Stephanie Stradley, Special Contributor Published 9:55 pm CDT, Thursday, September 13, 2018 PHOTOS: John McClain's picks From left are 2018 file photos showing Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel. Vrabel spent the past four seasons working as an assistant to Houston coach O'Brien, including as defensive coordinator in 2017. Now the men square off Sunday, Sept. 16, in the first of two games as rivals now that Vrabel is a rookie head coach with the Titans. (AP Photo/File) Browse through the photos to see John McClain's predictions for Week 2 of NFL action. less PHOTOS: John McClain's picks From left are 2018 file photos showing Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel. Vrabel spent the past four seasons working as an assistant ... more Photo: Associated Press Houston minus-1½ at Tennessee Texans 23-20 Houston … [Read more...] about Stephanie Stradley’s Texans-Titans Q&A with Tom Gower
Since his meteoric rise from backup quarterback to Super Bowl champion in the 2001 season, Tom Brady has been the franchise player of the New England Patriots. He’s won five Super Bowls, four Super Bowl MVPs, two NFL MVPs, and made 13 Pro Bowls. But most fans are more than aware of these accolades. Here are 41 things you might not know about the 41-year-old quarterback: 1. He unintentionally dozed off for 20 or 30 minutes before his first Super Bowl. Prior to the kickoff of Super Bowl XXXVI, Brady navigated the elongated pregame by taking a short nap in the locker room: “Twelve minutes later we were running out onto the field.” 2. His diet used to be a far cry from the healthy standards he now adheres by. While Brady is now a strict disciplinarian about what he eats, his rookie year was a little different. He used to eat nachos before games in 2000, when he was a fourth-string quarterback. And his “go-to lunches were ham-and-cheese subs with onion rings, washed … [Read more...] about 41 things you might not know about Tom Brady