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WEEI’S Chris Price
Chris Price from WEEI, was nice enough to answer some of my Patriots off season questions. We touch on the rookies, position battles, predictions, and even some Tom Brady.
Be sure to check out Chris’ blog, It Is What It Is on weei.com and follow him on Twitter!
BST&N: Who will emerge from the stable of running backs to be the “starter” for the Patriots?
Chris Price: I don’t think we’re going to see a traditional No. 1 back like in past years with Antowain Smith, Corey Dillon or BenJarvus Green-Ellis. Instead, it’s going to be a collective, with certain runners breaking out by game depending on their strengths. I think Stevan Ridley will end the season with the most carries, but I think that throughout the season, you’re going to have other backs pop up and play well. Two things: One, I believe that the only real constant will be Danny Woodhead, who will get between 10-15 touches a game in both the passing game and running game, and if he stays healthy, should...
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Wes Welker's going to look fresh to death on the sidelines this season.
According to a news release, The 31-year-old wide receiver underwent a hair restoration procedure with Dr. Robert Leonard earlier this month. And yes, he'll be appearing on advertisements for the hair restoration doctor, who has had such clients as radio personality Mikey Adams and former Bruin, Lyndon...
Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker didn't receive the long-term contract he was angling for, but at least he'll be sporting a full head of hair on the sideline in 2012. Welker, 31, underwent a hair restoration procedure with Dr. Robert Leonard earlier this month, according to NESN. The procedure "involved transplanting follicles to an area of Welker’s scalp where...
1985 New England Patriots win the AFC Championship (by oquatanginwann)
The first of seven AFC Championships.
Curtis Martin is probably the last person who thought he would ever make the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In fact he was probably the last one to ever think he would play football at all.
The former New York Jets running back repeated what his childhood friends have been reminding him since being elected to the Hall of Fame months ago: 'Who would have dreamed this would ever...
Hair today, gone tomorrow T...
Dr. Robert Leonard, chief surgeon and founder of Leonard Hair Transplant Associates, recently performed a hair restoration procedure on New England Patriots All-Pro wide receiver Wes Welker.“When I was considering hair transplantation I knew that I wanted to work with the best in the field and that is why I chose Dr. Robert Leonard,” Welker said...
According to Mike Rodak of ESPNBoston.com, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski wasn’t included on the active/PUP list to begin training camp. This likely means that he’s been medically cleared.
This is certainly great news for the Patriots and their offense. Even with the additions they’ve made this offseason, Gronk will still be one of Tom Brady’s go to guys.
2001 New England Patriots win the AFC Championship (by oquatanginwann)
by Chris Warner
Off-season, off-season, free agents, rookies, whatchathink, whaddyaknow, blah, blah, blah.
Enough. Let’s do this …
Jones-ing For Athleticism: Before we speak of rookie Chandler Jones, a quick anecdote about last year’s defense, focusing on fan (and BSMW) favorite Rob Ninkovich. Playing against an AFC East rival, Ninkovich made two plays that defined the 2011...
Indianapolis police officer Michael Andersen unveiled his brand spanking new tattoo of New England Patriots tight end and party animal Rob Gronkowski the other day. Andersen tweets that the new ink is “[i]n honor of the best TE in the game!” and added that “Gronk Nation is alive and well in Indy!!!” Gronk Nation. Now [...]
New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins and linebacker Brandon Spikes were among six players placed on the active/physically unable to perform list Monday. Tight ends Jake Ballard (knee) and Daniel Fells (leg), defensive lineman Myron Pryor (shoulder) and offensive tackle Sebastian Vollmer (back) were also placed on the list, according to ESPN. Mankins suffered a torn ACL in Super...
Thoughts and storylines on the Patriots before training camp. (via 53 burning questions for the Patriots headed into training camp - Extra Points - Boston.com)
The New England Patriots don't have any concerns about Pro Bowl tight end Rob Gronkowski's health heading into training camp, a source with direct knowledge of his situation said Monday. The third-year pro suffered a serious ankle injury before Super Bowl XLVI, then played the game at less-than-full strength. He underwent successful arthroscopic surgery Feb. 10, but didn...
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Here is Patriots record setting tight end Rob Gronkowski trying to keep it calm. Not sure this is calm thing is gonna work for Gronk, dude looks like he wants rip off his shirt and put a finger in her butt.-TO
Gronk Grinds it Out on The Red Carpet
Gronkowski Wins Celebrity Home Run Derby
Curtis Martin is one of only two NFL running backs to record 10 straight 1,000+ yard seasons.
Although the New York Giants might have more Super Bowl championships than their neighbors, the New York Jets, the Jets will have a running back in the Hall Of Fame before the G-men.
Curtis Martin, who leads the Jets all-time in rushing yards and touchdowns, has been elected into the...
On Monday, CBSSports.com's Jason LaCanfora reported that free-agent tight end Visanthe Shiancoe was visiting the Eagles on Tuesday after meeting with the Patriots on Friday. It didn't take Shiancoe long to decide where he wanted to play, though, CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman reports he's signed a one-year deal with New England. Freeman reports that Shiancoe's contract...