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By Brian MacPhersonFOXBORO -- Earlier this season, it was Wes Welker. As the season has progressed, it has been Rob Gronkowski. On Sunday at Denver, it was Aaron Hernandez.
Tom Brady has long said that his favorite receiver is the receiver who is open. Four different receivers have at least 48 catches this season, and all four have caught eight or more passes in a game at least once.
With the Denver Broncos keying in on Gronkowski, whose 1,141 receiving yards thus far likely have him bound for the Pro Bowl, it fell to Hernandez to capitalize on the lack of attention being paid to him. Hernandez caught nine passes for 129 yards, both season-bests.
That's all according to plan.
"That's what we've been doing from Day One," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said. "We go out to practice and we call the pattern. Depending on what the defense is, everybody has to be ready, has to be alert. ....
"That's why their route is important. There's no routes...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Patriots spent yesterday discussing the Dolphins recent string of success and about how they don’t care about their playoff seed right now. They are focused on Saturday and worrying about everything else later. QB Tom Brady hit on both of those topics. Check out my video:
Yesterday, the NFL.com crew got together and debated who should be selected as the NFL MVP for 2011. The three players in the debate were Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees, and New England Patriots QB Tom Brady. All three quarterbacks are leading their respective teams to the playoffs. The Packers are 13-1, the Saints are 11-3, and the Patriots...
Tom Brady, Wes Welker and Rob Grokowski have been carrying the Patriots this season. The offense as a whole has been clicking—leading to an 11-3 record and six-game winning streak. Coach Bill Belichick and his defensive coaching staff had to deal with injuries, inexperience and players not playing at a high level. Still they have been able to overcome all of that to be in good...
And now, an update on how the better half live, in particular how one superstar NFL quarterback and his supermodel wife live: the final touches are presently being completed on Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s 22,000-square-foot mansion in the Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, and given the preliminary details provided by Boston.com (via Shutdown Corner), [...]
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New England Patriots – 41, Denver Broncos – 23
Let’s not crown a new prince of the NFL just yet, as Tom Brady (322 total yards, 3 TDs) showed that he’s still the cream of the crop in this league, beating down Tim Tebow (287 total yards, 2 TDs) and a Broncos team that hung for most of the first half before being clearly out-classed by a better team. Brady was his picture...
The Broncos paid a ton of attention to Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski on Sunday. He was bracketed, he drew double teams, he was hit off the line. They wanted to make sure the game’s best tight end didn’t beat them.
That made sense.
“I don’t know why any team wouldn’t,” tight end Aaron Hernandez said. “I mean, he’s 6-6, 260, good speed – I don’t know why any team wouldn’t...
THE WEEK THAT WAS
I just took my weekly Monday morning browse through r/NFL, and here are the most entertaining moments from Week 15 that are now immortalized online in GIF or video form.
Let’s kick the festivities off with my favorite animated GIF from Week 15. It’s Lance Moore’s “swag dance” in the end zone after scoring one of his two touchdowns against the Vikings.
Imgur via Reddit...
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski addresses the Miami media during his conference call on Tuesday, December 20, 2011.
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The Patriots were surprisingly missing two of their offensive starters Wednesday at practice, as tight end Aaron Hernandez and running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis did not participate. Hernandez (knee) and Green-Ellis (toe) had been hampered earlier in the season, but it's unclear if either injury caused them to miss Wednesday's session, which was held in...
You guys know I hate math. No offense to Mr. Litvinov, my Pre-Calculus teacher the Hackley School, but it’s just not my thing. And whenever I have to calculations, it’s always a chore.
But still, I soldier on.
Anyway, LB Jerod Mayo’s contract extension changed the math on the Patriots salary cap, so let’s do some more.
How much salary cap space do the Patriots now have?