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You wouldn't know it, but Tom Brady's right shoulder has bothered him on most Sundays, dating back to when he took over the starting duties for the New England Patriots from Drew Bledsoe on that fateful day in 2001. One wouldn't have guessed it just by looking at his stats and games played, as he's never missed a start. Throw out his 2008 season as his knee was shredded only seven and a half minutes into the season. Now, Brady's name rarely pops up on the injury report, yet he's been listed as "probable" for what seems like half of his career.
A player can have four designations leading up to game time; probable, questionable, doubtful and out. In other words, he might play, semantics, semantics, he won't play. Other than fantasy footballers, the idea behind the injury report isn't clear. Belichick knows how to play this report and use it to his advantage. Looking back at the Patriots, Cowboys game last season the Patriots had 17 players listed on their injury report. Two of which practiced with "full participation" and one who was designated as out for Sunday's contest. The remaining players would seem to be up in the air in regards for their playing status. Opposing coaches should prepare for their opponents to have their best team out on the field, regardless of who is on the injury report. There is no clear advantage to either side by listing who may or may not play.
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New England Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light is apparently calling it quits after 11 seasons all in Foxboro. According to a report on ESPN the Patriots have placed Light on the “Reserve/Retired” list, effectively ending his NFL career.
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Matt Light spent 11 tremendous seasons with the New England Patriots, and on Monday afternoon the organization celebrated the sturdy left tackle in retirement. Owner Robert Kraft, head Coach Bill Belichick among others recounted Light's meaning to the team over the past 11 years as well as some of his humorous off-field antics. NESN Patriots beat writer Jeff Howe was on scene...
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The All-Pro cornerback says Thursday that the way the Patriots coach ''disrespects'' the Jets is uncalled for and not professional.
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Revis was asked to elaborate more on why he called Belichick a “jerk” during a word association game he played on ESPN.
“I gave my honest opinion,” Revis said. “You guys know me very...