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If you don’t care, then it really doesn’t matter now does it? Well, we learned that even a high octane offense gets frustrated and Bill O’Brien is more than a puppet offensive coordinator. Brady admitted he made a “dumb” mistake in trying to force a pass to Tiquan Underwood in the back of the end zone. The Patriots were ready to go up two scores either via touchdown or field goal, when Brady undershot Underwood and the pass was picked off.
On the sideline, Brady was getting on Underwood to go get the ball when he was not so nicely reminded it’s the QB’s job to take care of the ball. Brady knew he made a mistake, but O’Brien let everyone know that if the 53rd player can get yelled at, the number one player can get some too when needed. It has been a highlight reel, but few really get what happened or why it will be a building block for the entire team.
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Watching the game live, umpteen Redskins fans threw up their hands in disgust when both Redskins safeties failed to tackle Rob Gronkowski as DeAngelo Hall watched, leading to a 49-yard gain and, on the next play, a touchdown.
John Keim, the normally mild-mannered Examiner beat writer, really let Hall have it for that play in his always excellent 10 Observations column:
LANDOVER, Md. -- Tom Brady's first interception in more than a month led to a screaming match on the sideline. That's how perfection-driven the New England Patriots are.
By Tim BrittonSeeing Tom Brady throw a critical interception in the end zone was surprising on Sunday; seeing Tiquan Underwood as the second receiver on the play may have been just as unexpected.
With Deion Branch struggling with a groin injury, Underwood got the nod over Chad Ochocinco and Julian Edelman in the goal-to-go situation. It's hard to blame Underwood for what ensued...
The New England Patriots are in the midst of their second two game road trip of the season with back-to-back road games against Washington and Denver. Their earlier trip back-to-backers in Buffalo and Oakland yielded a win in the Black Hole and a loss in southern Canada.
Now in addition to playing a football game in Denver they have to face the aspect of Tebow-mania. Head...
During Tom Brady's 12-year NFL career, he's gone from fresh-faced, high-energy upstart to cool-as-a-cucumber, savvy Super Bowl MVP.
On Sunday against the Redskins, Brady was as about as animated as we've ever seen him on a football field when he got into a sideline shouting match with quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien.
After the game (oh, right, the score: the...
PHOTO GALLERY: Dec. 11, 2011 LANDOVER, MD. New England Patriots 34 - Washington Redskins 27. Over two dozen images from the game.
The sideline spat between Tom Brady and his offensive coordinator seems to have been patched up. The New England Patriots defense will take longer to fix.
I thought I had Shank's next column pegged with the previous post. I was thinking Shank would zig when instead he zagged and instead climbed aboard the Rob Gronkowski bandwagon:LANDOVER, Md. - Twenty-two-year-old tight end Rob Gronkowski has emerged as everybody’s favorite Patriot. Sure, that guy Brady’s OK, but Gronk is the man-child who catches everything, sheds tacklers...
After a fourth-quarter interception, Patriots QB Tom Brady and offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien got into a very heated -- and very public -- conversation on the sidelines.
Through the first three quarters, Helu has 21 rushes for 105 yards. By cracking the century mark, Helu is the new standard of consistency among rookie running backs, becoming the first in his 2011 draft class to rush for three consecutive 100-yard games.
He is also the first Redskins rookie running back in franchise history to pull off this feat.
Running for this many...
Getty ImagesTom Brady and Tim Tebow.
If it weren’t for Aaron Rodgers, we might be talking about Sunday’s Broncos vs. Patriots matchup as a battle of NFL MVP contenders. (Well, assuming voters would logically choose the player who was most valuable to their team, as opposed to the best player overall, but we digress).
Still, with Tim Tebow lining up opposite Tom Brady, it sets...
Tom Brady threw for 357 yards and three touchdowns, and Rob Gronkowski set an NFL single-season record for most touchdown catches by a tight end Sunday as the New England Patriots won their fifth straight, beating the Washington Redskins 34-27.
Rob Gronkowski of the New England Patriots set the record for most touchdown catches in a season by a tight end, raising his total to 15 with two Sunday against the Washington Redskins .