Found September 25, 2013 on Football Nation:
Kenbrell Thompkins... third pro game of his career.Aaron Dobson... second pro game of his career.Both thrown into the fire, into starting roles, at the very start of the season.It wasn't in Bill Belichick's plans, this wasn't what he envisioned the offense would look like back in June.  A mere 90 days ago.There were supposed to be two tight ends starting out there. Many considered those two TEs to be two of the top five TEs in the NFL, easily the top TE duo in the NFL. When they were both healthy and on the field together, the Patriots' offense had proven nearly impossible to stop.But neither has suited up to play one game for the Patriots this year, one of them never will again.That's a tough turn of events for a team that thought both of them would be out there starting, back in June.The Patriots also lost the most productive slot receiver in Patriots' history, Wes Welker, who walked away during the offseason. It was expected that Danny Amendola would be ab...

Aaron Dobson not Kenbrell Thompkins the Patriot to target (Week 3 Waiver Wire)

Go get em: Kenbrell Thompkins, WR, New England Patriots: 60% owned in Yahoo! - He only caught three of seven targets, but two of those were in the endzone for touchdowns. - He plays the Falcons mess of a defense next week - Pick him up especially if you dropped him after the first two weeks, try to save some face in your league Aaron Dobson, WR, New England Patriots: 19% owned in...

This might be Belichick’s best press conference yet

Bill Belichick’s inaudible mumbling, mysterious, and deadpan responses during his press conferences never gets old.  And, yesterday’s media session was definitely one for the books.  Here’s the play-by-play of Belichick addressing the “inactive” statuses of Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola. Q: How close was Rob Gronkowski to playing yesterday? Belichick: I don...

Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson Show Major Improvement in Patriots-Buccaneers Game (Video)

FOXBORO, Mass. — Just as Tom Brady was reportedly calling and texting his former receivers and fans were ready to give up on them for good, Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson may have finally earned the trust of their quarterback with impressive performances against the Buccaneers. Thompkins and Dobson were having no trouble getting open against Tampa Bay’s zone defense. Brady...

Belichick: Gronk has definitely made progress

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick acknowledged that tight end Rob Gronkowski has made some progress. After giving the media a little something, he went back to being saying very little. Belichick was asked how much Gronk can help them in the red zone. “I don’t know,” said Belichick. With the Patriots current receiver situation in dire straights,  Gronk will help them tremendously...

Bill Belichick takes his horrible PR skills to a new abyss

Bill Belichick has a reputation for being Bill Belichick. And by that I mean, his press conferences have a reputation for being the most pointless exercises in human history. He’s a one man Media Relations Department. An extremely assholish Media Relations Department. With Bill Belichick all information is on a need to know basis. And according to BB, no one ever needs to know...

The many faces of Bill Belichick. 

The many faces of Bill Belichick. 

Tom Brady, young receivers start to connect

When Aaron Dobson is standing out on the field in his Patriots uniform muscles bursting out of his 6-foot-4-inch frame it’s hard to remember that he’s just a fresh-faced 22-year-old kid from West Virginia. So yes his first NFL game two Thursdays ago against the Jets under the bright lights of national television probably was a little much for him to handle. He caught a touchdown...

Week 3 Risers and Fallers

With the Patriots pulling out their most decisive victory of the season, there's plenty of reason to be feeling good about this 3-0 team.  Here are your Week 3 Risers and Fallers. Risers: Aaron Dobson (WR) - Perhaps no one on the Patriots made as big of an improvement as Dobson did this week.  After dropping ball, after ball, after ball in his debut against the Jets...

Bill Belichick, Media Have Hilarious Exchange Regarding Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola Updates

Stop us if you heard this one before, but Bill Belichick was tight-lipped about some injuries on Monday. During his press conference on Monday, Belichick was asked about tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s availability on Sunday. Gronk, who didn’t suit up, was practicing last week and was believed to be a game-time decision, meaning he must have at least been somewhat close to playing...

Celtics Close To 98.5 Deal, Belichick Has No Patience For Salk and Holley

While it has been rumored as being close for some time now, it appears a deal to make 98.5 The SportsHub the radio home of the Boston Celtics is really close now. Sean Grande and Danny Ainge both appeared on the Toucher and Rich show this morning, and while no announcement has been made yet, it seems pretty obvious that this is going to happen. I’m conflicted on the move to this...

Belichick told Falcons not to trade up for Julio Jones

Bill Belichick values draft picks, for any round, more than the average NFL coach. In fact, some might even think that he values some picks a little too much. After watching a pattern of the Patriots trading down, stocking up on future picks, and settling for a lower draft selection, fans and analysts everywhere were shocked when the team actually chose to trade up and draft Chandler...

Bill Belichick: Rob Gronkowski has ‘definitely made progress’

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick says Rob Gronkowski has “definitely made progress.” Gronkowski was upgraded from doubtful to questionable last week.  Belichick said Wednesday that the tight end is overall “doing better” and his strength is “better than what it was.” “Like 

Vince Wilfork: ‘I’m positive I will play better’

Vince Wilfork has totaled just nine tackles in three games for the New England Patriots this season.  But the 325-pound defensive lineman told the Boston Herald that he isn’t worried about his slow start. “You always 

Patriots Fall To 3-0, Media Ups and Downs

The Patriots still haven’t beaten anyone, and yesterday another hapless foe folded like a kid’s camp chair in front of the Gillette faithful. Or so goes the sports radio storyline today. Get all the links from the game over at Some of the good and bad from the media yesterday: Three Up Mike Reiss, ESPN Boston Prior to the game, Reiss broke the story of the Rob...

Tom Brady reveals Matt Cassel might start for Vikings in Week 4

Thanks to Bill Belichick's Draconian media policy you'll never hear a New England Patriots break news about the New England Patriots but breaking news about another team? That's a different story. During his weekly press conference on Wednesday Patriots quarterback Tom Brady turned into CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora and started breaking news. Brady revealed...
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