Found October 26, 2011 on
FOXBORO, Mass. -- The Patriots have traded in their sunny vacations for a week of preparing for the hard-nosed Steelers and a trip to Pittsburgh. The Steelers have played much better in recent weeks, and it's going to be a good test for the Patriots. At minimum, the defending AFC champions will grab New England's attention as the Patriots return from their bye week. 1. Let's start it off with the quote of the week from defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth, who discussed why he watched so much football during the bye week (not that it's a bad thing). "What else...

Gronkowski apologizes for Twitter pics

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski told reporters that he has apologized to owner Robert Kraft over pictures of him with an adult film star that appeared on Twitter. The picture shows a shirtless Gronkowski appearing with BiBi Jones, who is wearing his jersey. Jones told a Boston radio station that she knows a former teammate of Gronkowski's at the University of...

Ras-I Dowling, Dane Fletcher Miss Patriots' Practice

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Linebacker Dane Fletcher and cornerback Ras-I Dowling were the only Patriots missing from Thursday's practice inside the Dana-Farber Field House. Fletcher (thumb) hasn't practiced since the Patriots beat the Cowboys, so he likely reinjured the thumb, which he initially hurt in August. It hadn't caused him to miss any time until the last two weeks of...

Koppen looks toward next season

By Paul KenyonCenter Dan Koppen, who suffered a broken left ankle in New England's season-opening victory at Miami, was back with his teammates Wednesday. The good news is that he recently was able to get rid of the crutches he has needed for the last six weeks. The bad news is that he is a long way from being able to play football. ``It's tough. You want to be out there...

Patriots have just one player missing from practice as they gear toward Pittsburgh

The Patriots are looking pretty healthy as they come off the bye week and head toward their clash with the Steelers in Pittsburgh on Sunday. As colleague Ian Rapoport checked in from the lower practice fields, only linebacker Dane Fletcher was missing. We’ll know more about his absence when the injury report comes out later today. To this point, we haven’t been able to list his...

Belichick Respects Mike Wallace's Big Play Ability

One of the glaring problems plaguing the New England Patriots has been the defense. Notably the big numbers they've allowed through the air. Head Coach Bill Belichick talked this week about how Pittsburgh WR Mike Wallace's speed is no longer the only part of his game. He's a big play receiver. He's really fast. Nobody is going to catch him, so you have to be careful...

Light's Health A Concern

Hot News for OT Matt Light

Steelers Cardinals Week 7 Defensive Participation Chart

Below is the defensive participation chart for the Steelers week 7 game versus the Arizona Cardinals this past Sunday. We saw a few new things this week on defense as we saw 9 true DIME package looks with rookie Cortez Allen seeing the field as a 6th defensive back this week. The Steelers still ran the other DIME or Big Nickle if you will, 14 times against the Cardinals. That is...
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