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Boston Sports Media Watch:
New England Patriots
Much like the Patriots season, the performance of the media covering the team this season was marked by highs and lows.
For the most part, the day-to-day coverage from the beat reporters was solid. Itâs a veteran group, who understand how things work down in Foxborough, and have learned to make the best of what can be a challenging situation for the media.
Beat reporters generally stay away from the hysteria that often accompanies good or bad performance or controversial transactions. Iâm lumping the âNFL Reportersâ (Such as Greg Bedard) in with the âbeatâ reporters, because both are generally down at Gillette everyday. Here are a few thumbnails on some of the reporters who covered the team this season, in no particular order:
Tom E Curran
In addition to his work on the CSNNE.com website, Curran also hosts the weekly show Quick Slants. He brings a unique sense of humor to his job, while still maintaining solid reporting and analysis. Curran is usually good for one or two headscratch...
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BenJarvus Green-Ellis isn't the flashiest running back in the NFL, but he's one of the most reliable. So with Green-Ellis set to become an unrestricted free agent once NFL's free-agency period begins on March 13, there's some question as to what kind of deal "The Law Firm" will command, and whether the Patriots will pay the money it will take to retain him...
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New England Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski took to Twitter and solicited some company yesterday..He tweeted, âI need a Valentine date and an assistant to get me around for a few days, any takers? heheâ Gronk never struck me as a guy who needs any help in that department. That Superbowl loss must be still messing with his head. -TO
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Adding injury to insult, itâs been revealed that Tom Brady aggravated a previous injury during the Patsâ Super Bowl XLVI loss to the Giants.
CSN New England reports that Brady re-injured his left shoulder after a third quarter sack by New Yorkâs Justin Tuck left him reeling on the turf.
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Eric Edholm of Pro Football Weekly believes Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots could try and sign Houston Texans defensive end/linebacker Mario Williams once he becomes a free agent on March 13th.
I honestly donât see Belichick going after Williams, since he was still able to get a solid pass rush this season with Mark Anderson, Vince Wilfork and Andre Carter.Â And just...
Earlier today, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock, one of the best in the business, gave a conference call aimed at offering an education for the NFL Combine. It was, as youâd expect, awesome.
To no oneâs surprise, it got Patriots-centric quick, as I jumped in with the second question on the call asking Mayock what he thought the Patriots priority was for the 2012 draft. I wondered...
I have no explanation for this video. No reason for it. And no idea how I am only seeing this now. I mean, where have I been? In honor of Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski tweeting his thanks for the support yesterday, we present a video of him doing the Dizzy Izzy bat-spinning game from the summer of 2010 when his brother Gordie was a corner infielder for the Worcester Tornadoes. And thanks...