Found December 08, 2011 on Patriots Daily:
By Chris Warner, Patriots Daily Staff A week after a 28-point laugher turned into a 7-point head-scratcher versus the 0-12 Colts, New England ventures down to our nation’s capital to gauge exactly what kind of team we have this year in Foxboro. Some thoughts on the impending contest… A Redskin By Any Other Name: I mean, not like this is new conversational territory, but it’s 2011 and we still call an NFL team that name. We should call the Forty-niners the Gold-diggers and the Texans the Yahoos. Seriously, Redskins. Amazing. Anyway… Change For Two Quarters: In the second and third quarters against the Colts, the home team scored four touchdowns. In the first and fourth quarters, they gave up 24 points and scored a field goal. So which team will show up in D.C.? Chad Swim-or-sink-o: Okay, here’s the thing about Chad Ochocinco. He’s lost his joy of the game. Up until this year, he seemed to have fun when he took the field – gliding under the ball for catches, taking the time to jaw...

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Patriots Send Gaffney A Trojan Bathrobe

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Former Patriot Jabar Gaffney lets us in on the secret of what it takes to be Tom Brady’s No. 3 receiver

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Nice article by Frenz on Jabar Gaffney. Gaffney’s...

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