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The Patriots being 3-0 has very little to do with their decision to hold out Rob Gronkowski for the fourth straight week.
Bill Belichick said as much himself in Friday’s press conference, typically his most honest and forthcoming of the week.
“We look at every week as pretty much a one-week season,” Belichick said. “We do what we can do that week to try to win. That’s what we try to do. I mean, sometimes there’s a point, like later on in the season, where things change a little bit, but we’re certainly not there yet. We’re going to try to go down there and play well against Atlanta. We’ll try to go out there and play well next week.”
New England is obviously trying to win every game they can. And beating the Bills, Jets and Buccaneers to start the season won’t change that. But the Patriots are not a reckless team. They know the games at the beginning of the season mean just as much as the ones at the end. But, of course, the games that matter most take place in January and February....
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According to ProFootballTalk.com, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back/forearm) is considered week-to-week and is questionable for next week’s game.
Here’s the reality, per a source with knowledge of the situation. Gronkowski remains week to week. He’ll be questionable for next week. He’ll remain questionable until he plays.
We mentioned earlier today that Gronk’s...
Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports that there is a “disagreement” between the Patriots and TE Rob Gronkowski regarding whether or not he’s ready to return to game action.
According to two sources, the team believes that Gronkowski is healthy enough to play against the Falcons this Sunday. But Gronkowski reportedly remains cautious and unwilling to rush his surgically repaired...
There looks to be some drama brewing between the Patriots and Rob Gronkowski’s family. We told you yesterday that the team and Rob himself are at odd over his playing status but now it seems his dad is involved:
#Pats believe Rob Gronkowski wants to play, but his dad is keeping him off the field as a precaution after he injured himself in playoffs
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
According to a report from Rotoworld, the outlook for tight end Rob Gronkowski to play vs. the Falcons Sunday is "not optomistic" and that he is ultimately not expected to return this week. This comes on the heels of reports that the big man had a 60/40 percent chance of playing.
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Hopes were high this week that #87 would be...
Rob Gronkowski should be back on the field on Sunday night in Atlanta, or so the Patriots believe.
Gronkowski has missed the first three weeks of the season while recovering from multiple offseason surgeries. The team seems to think he is ready to return to game action this week, but the All-Pro tight end disagrees, according to the Boston Herald.
This battle ground isn’t a new...
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski's status for Sunday "remains a mystery that grows murkier by the day."Fantasy Spin:Schefter adds that those who have watched Gronkowski (back, forearm) at practice the past two weeks insist he looks like he is "absolutely ready to play" and are "baffled" why he has not yet returned...
Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports that sources have informed him that Patriots could have both WR Danny Amendola and TE Rob Gronkowski available for Sunday’s game against the Falcons.
“As of today, they are playing,” said Volin’s source. “But a lot of time between now and Sunday night.”
Both players have practiced on a limited basis throughout the week, so even with...
The New England Patriots battle the Atlanta Falcons Sunday night. Who is in? Who is out? Find out, in your New England Patriots Week 4 injury report.Cornerback, Marquice Cole (hamstring) was listed on this week’s injury report. However, the Patriots released him on Friday.The Patriots have one player listed as out; wide receiver Mathew Slater (wrist) did not participate...
The Patriots could receive a welcome boost to their offense Sunday with the possible return of tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola. Both players are likely to play, albeit on a limited basis, a league source told the Boston Globe Friday.
The source said if Friday was gameday, both would be suiting up, but cautioned there is "a lot of time between now and...
According to Ben Volin of the Boston Globe, a source has informed him that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and wide receiver Danny Amendola will play this week, but things could change.
“As of today, they are playing. But a lot of time between now and Sunday night,” said Volin’s source.
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The NFL season is just four games into the regular season and the New England Patriots have quietly emerged with a perfect 4-0 record after one quarter of the season. With a vastly different roster this season, will 2013 emerge as Bill Belichick’s best job as a head coach?
It’s a difficult question to pose with so much football left to play and a coach that has led his team to...
Soak this in, folks, Bill Belichick doesn't always smile this brightly. In fact, he never smiles, so this smirk might as well be a full-on cheek-to-cheek grin.
Michael Irvin explains what he admires about Bill Belichick - NFL Videos: Irvin calls BB a...
A Patriots challenge late in the game during Sunday Night Football was nullified when the replay equipment in Atlanta failed, making it impossible for refs to review the play. Bill Belichick was not pleased.
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The Patriots and Falcons are at half time of a 10 - 10 game. Some good defense through the first half by the Patriots. Two redzone trips end up with 10 points for the Falcons. The Falcons went for it on fourth down and Matty "Melts Like Ice" Ryan misses a wide open Roddy White. He did look good in a two minute drill to tie things up. Could it be I actually...