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FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots rookie quarterback Ryan Mallett has noticeably taken part of the team's pregame warm-ups this season despite being inactive in nine of 10 games. It's been unique compared to recent seasons when the Patriots only carried two quarterbacks on the active roster, but it might be a sign of how the Patriots view Mallett. After all -- and this probably isn't a fair comparison, but it's worth pointing it out -- Tom Brady didn't do that in 2000, at least according to Bill Belichick's memory. Before getting too excited, Belichick made sure to note it's not "the...

Patriots coach Bill Belichick provides an update on reserve QB Ryan Mallett: “He’s made some impressive throws in practice”

Even with the Eagles looming on Sunday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick ranged from the usual topics today to discuss something else. For the first time in a while, he provided an update on the progress of third-round QB Ryan Mallett, the third-stringer who has mostly been inactive for games. Yes, this is the same Mallett we wrote a ton about in the offseason. So, how is he doing?...

Rookie QB Mallett developing despite limited exposure to games

By Brian MacPherson AP/Charles Krupa Rookie quarterback Ryan Mallett (15) FOXBORO -- Patriots fans haven't seen much of Ryan Mallett this season. Like Tom Brady, the Patriots' fourth-string quarterback in his rookie year in 2000, Mallett has hardly spent any time in uniform this season, let alone time on the field. The Patriots have tended to dress just Brady and backup...

Patriots coach Bill Belichick talked about Thanksgiving, Tarpinian’s injury, and other stuff!

Sure, sure, it’s Thanksgiving. But the Patriots are working, which means so are we. And so is Bill Belichick. He stopped by the media room to chat a few minutes ago, and — even though he’s here on a holiday — he was in good spirits. “Happy Thanksgiving to everyone,” Belichick said. “Family, friends, food and football. Can’t beat this holiday.” Belichick also talked...

Video of the day: Patriots coach Bill Belichick hits on a few pre-game topics

There are still several hours before kickoff here in Philadelphia, but we’ve already accomplished so much. Hit up Pat’s for cheesesteaks yesterday and sampled Reading Terminal Market like a good tourist. But before we get all geeked up for the Patriots-Eagles game today, let’s allow coach Bill Belichick to hit on a few random pre-game items — like the possible emergence of...

Mallett hammering away at practice

Rookie quarterback Ryan Mallett has been inactive for each of the Patriots’ 10 games, but coach Bill Belichick reported yesterday that the third-round pick from Arkansas is making progress.

Video of the day: Patriots coach Bill Belichick details the Eagles playmakers

The Eagles may have a bad record, but they do have talent. That’s one thing coach Bill Belichick has made sure his team is aware of this week. During a short window for preparation, the players did earn a healthy respect for speedsters like WR DeSean Jackson, RB LeSean McCoy, and of course CB Asante Samuel. Allow Belichick to discuss it in my video:

Bill Belichick Press Conference Transcript

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addresses the media during his press conference on Thursday, November 24, 2011.

Hello from Lincoln Financial Field before Patriots-Eagles…

After a stellar pre-game meal at Silk City Diner, we’ve landed at Lincoln Financial Field. In a few hours, the Patriots and Eagles will be playing, but we still have more than two hours before kickoff. Coach Bill Belichick was out on the field early, walking around in his suit and checking the turf. Players were warned to wear long spikes this week, so maybe the field is an issue...

The Patriots will reportedly face Eagles QB Vince Young on Sunday… and links!

Earlier in the week, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said he would prepare for all three quarterbacks on the Eagles. At least, that’s how it would be in the beginning of the week. “Maybe later in the week we’ll be able to zero in more on one than another,” Belichick said, hopefully. “We need to be ready for all of them anyway, especially the two that played the most here...

Much on the line for Eagles' Reid against Patriots' Belichick

PHILADELPHIA - There are three significant things that separate Bill Belichick from Andy Reid as a head coach....

Vote: Who Has Been Patriots' Biggest Surprise on Defense?

It hasn't been all gloom and doom for the Patriots on defense this season. Sure, the stats aren't exactly sparkling, but the only thing that matters really is the record. New England enters this week with a 7-3 record, so clearly, they've had some success, and it's in large part to a few surprise performances on defense. Bill Belichick brought in Andre Carter as part...
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