Found October 05, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:

The New England Patriots youth movement was in full swing in Buffalo for the crucial Week 4 game against the Bills. It’s been well documented that this is the youngest Patriots team Bill Belichick has coached. There are youngsters playing key roles on offense and defense, many of them early draft picks so it’s not a total surprise that guys like Chandler Jones, Donta Hightower and Stevan Ridley have been making both headlines in the press and plays on the field. Yet a key to New England’s long term success this season and beyond is an undrafted free agent rookie signing from Mississippi.

The loss of BenJarvis Green-Ellis during the off-season seemingly opened the door for Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen to take over the Patriots’ backfield and supply the offense with some type of 1-2 punch.… Read more

  • The man is a genius. We are so lucky to have him coaching the Patriots. He has the respect of the team, the fans and the Kraft family because he has earned it.
  • with all this being true..not a menyion about the scary secondary...that coach s/b fired..PLAY THE BALL NOT THE MAN>>>
  • To all the real patriot fans, let's not panic!! Yes we have a young team but we have a GREAT COACH and a GREAT QUARTER BACK, also GREAT ROLE PLAYERS!! Its all about game planning! So stop complaining and get with the program! We will get it done.

Chandler Jones Named NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for September

Chandler Jones' rookie campaign is off to a fast start, as the Patriots defensive end has been named the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Month for September. Jones recorded 17 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in four September games, leading the Patriots' defense as New England sits at 2-2. Those are the results Pats fans were hoping for when the team selected Jones...

Patriots DE Chandler Jones Named NFL Defensive Rookie Of The…

Patriots DE Chandler Jones Named NFL Defensive Rookie Of The Month - The NFL announced today that Patriots’ defensive end Chandler Jones has been named the defensive rookie of the month for September. Jones, the 21st overall pick in the draft, started all four games, and has been credited by the Patriots coaching staff with 19 total tackles (7 solo), three sacks, five quarterbacks...

Pats rookie defensive end won't rest on success

Chandler Jones never seems satisfied. The New England Patriots rookie defensive end made an immediate impact in his first professional game four weeks ago, recording five tackles and a strip-sack that was recovered for a touchdown. Not enough. The 21st overall pick out of Syracuse jarred another ball loose the following week and has a sack in three of his first four NFL games....

Video: Bill Belichick laughs at press conference!!

What? What is this? What is he doing at the end of this video? Why is that noise he's making? He was talking to reporters right? Hear Greg Bedard's zinger around the 10:57 mark.

Chandler Jones Named Defensive Rookie of the Month

The NFL announced Thursday that defensive end Chandler Jones was named defensive rookie for the month of September. Jones started every game this season and recorded 17 tackles, three sacks, and two forced fumbles. The rookie was selected 21st overall in this past draft and shows to be a promising part of the Patriots' defense.

Victory over Patriots not critical for Denver

Denver, CO. 37-6 is a great way for any NFL team to come out victorious, regardless of when it might occur during the regular season. But for the Denver Broncos, this blowout win over Oakland may have meant more than it normally would. It ended a two game losing skid and gave this team some much-needed momentum heading into week 5. Denver is now 2-2, and they did exactly what...

Patriots Rookie DL Not Content

Chandler Jones never seems satisfied. The New England Patriots rookie defensive end made an immediate impact in his first professional game four weeks ago, recording five tackles and a strip-sack that was recovered for a touchdown. Not enough.

Julio Jones & Stevan Ridley Lead List of Second-Year Phenoms

RB Stevan Ridley, New England PatriotsRidley was selected in the third round of the 2011 Draft by New England, and did not do much for the Patriots in 2011.On 87 attempts, Ridley had 441 yards and only one touchdown.Through four games in 2012, Ridley has almost matched his carries and yardage from a year ago, and has already surpassed his touchdown total. So far this season, Ridley...

Bill Belichick says Peyton Manning has “no weakness”

While talking with the media today in anticipation for this Sunday’s game against the Broncos,  New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said the Broncos run the “identical” offense that Peyton Manning ran in Indy and is “95%” different from the one Denver ran last season. Belichick also said that Manning has “no weakness.” Manning has struggled this season at...

Stevan Ridley = Patriot wins

In the battle of the Patriots offense and Denver defense Sunday, there's one key skirmish to monitor. Aside from Champ Bailey, the biggest challenge to the Patriots will be the pass rushing specialists Von Miller and Elvis Dumvervil. Of course, it's a similar story to last week where there was a question as to whether or not the Patriots could stop the Bills' dangerous...

Brandon Spikes: "sky's the limit"

As the Patriots prepare for their big matchup with the Denver Broncos and their opportunity for the winning record they haven't had since week one, linebacker Brandon Spikes is full of confidence, but also firmly grounded. "We're playing one of the greatest to ever do it in this league," Spikes told USA TODAY. "But every Sunday we want to come out and prove...

Key stat for Patriots running game

There is a great write up on yards after contact and the two Patriots backs. Ridley has been doing well with this all season and Bolden showed that it's a skill of his as well. One of the big gripes that I had with Law Firm the past couple of years was related to this.It wasn't necessarily the yards after contact, but it was the fact that he would always only get you what...
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