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A look at who impressed and who disappointed during last night's preseason opener
LeGarrette Blount/Stevan Ridley
Needless to say, when you rush for over 200 yards and 8 yards per carry as a team, the running backs are doing their job. Ridley got things started with the first unit, ripping off a 62 yarder on the first play from scrimage. The presumed starter finished with 92 yards on only 8 carries and flashed the same power and explosiveness that helped him break out with 1,000 yards last year. Blount got the first chance to spell Ridley in the team's power back rotation and took full advantage. His improvised 51 yard touchdown was the highlight of the night, but Blount ran hard and showed surprising agility all night en route to 101 yards and 2 touchdowns on his 11 carries.
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Tom Brady spoke for the first time since the Patriots pre-season victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on his weekly stint on WEEI's Dennis and Callahan show on Monday 12th August. Three time Super Bowl winner Brady spoke for about 14 minutes about many things. Here are some of the highlights:
About playing in pre-season:
"Anytime I get to play is great for me. Pre-season...
It’s not like he has a super-model wife at home or anything.
One theme concerns Tom Brady and the offense, and what will Brady do without Hernandez (in jail),TE Rob Gronkowski (surgery, and may be on regular season PUP), and WR Wes Welker (a member of the Denver Broncos).
Tom Brady led the New England Patriots on two 80-yard scoring drives while LeGarrette Blount had two rushing TDs in a 31-22 win over the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.
Game Recap: Patriots 31, Eagles 22
Game Notes: Patriots vs. Eagles
Gamebook: Patriots vs. Eagles
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QB Tom Brady (New England)
The Patriots may pass fewer times and Brady may average fewer yards per attempt this season, as he ages and with his receiving corps on the decline, but he’ll make the best out of what he has and he remains a top level fantasy quarterback. He’s scored an average of 39 times in the last 3 seasons, while throwing an interception on just 1.4% of his throws...
Silly people are panicking over the Eagles' new defensive look just 'cause they got gashed on the first two series in their very first preseason game in 2013.
Of course the fact that Tom Brady was the opposing QB and the fact that the Eagles were tackling to the ground for the first time in 2013 didn't seem to register with the critics.
Coach Chip Kelly did set...
A.B. I’m not asking Mallet to lay this guy out, or die trying. I’m not even asking for a full speed block.
But when you’re the backup for Tom Brady and never see the field in anything but preseason games, a little effort and balls goes a long way.
Good thing Blount scored a ridiculous TD because it could have easily gone for a loss with #55 getting that free pass.
Kenbrell Thompkins continued to impress Friday night.
The undrafted rookie has been one of the stars of the Patriots’ summer of 2013. Thompkins wasn’t out on the field much for the first drive, when the Patriots ran the ball all six plays. But in the second drive, he caught four passes for 23 yards from Tom Brady as the two appeared to be on the same page.
Thompkins barely played...
BY NICK ST. DENISTom Brady was slinging it all over the yard Tuesday during the New England Patriots' joint practice with the Philadelphia Eagles.Little did he know, it was a schoolyard. And he was being a meanie.After the Patriots' passing offense reportedly put on a clinic against the Eagles' defense, Eagles defensive back Brandon Boykin said his team felt the Patriots...
Just hours away now from the opening kickoff of the 2013 football season for the Patriots. The off-season that has made many headlines mostly for the wrong reasons will finally be over. The Patriots have had joint practices with the Eagles and according to reports, the pass defense doesn't seem to be clicking. And according to Tom Brady, they've had some bad, and some good...
Five takeaways from Patriots-Eagles--cover32: Latest post over at cover32:
1. Kenbrell Thompkins is my favorite to start at X
Don’t get me wrong, I still very much like Aaron Dobson and I have a ton of faith that he’ll develop into a quality NFL receiver. But at this, point it’s all about Kenbrell Thompkins.
Tom Brady appears to have developed a quick chemistry with the undrafted...
(Philadelphia PA) On Friday August 9 from Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Eagles opened the 2013 NFL Preseason against Tom Brady & New England Patriots. This game marked the NFL Coaching debut of new Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly. Michael Vick & Nick Foles would split the 1st team reps in the 1st […]