Jim Davis/Globe StaffIn close games such as Sunday's one point victory over the Jets, you can usually point to one or two plays that made the difference in the game.The play that changed the outcome in this game? It has to be Vince Wilfork getting just enough of Nick Folks' field goal to prevent a score.In the minutes right before the game changing play, the Patriots had the ball...
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No words needed to describe the loss (Jim Davis - Boston Globe)While it may be hard to find the good in such an ugly loss, there were some players who played fairly well. Whether it be that they played at all, or had a good game statistically, there were several players who deserved some kind of recognition after that game. That being said, there was more negative than positive,...
FILE/JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFFEric D. Schabell Contributing Writer Last night he went over 50 at-bats, half of the 100 at-bats considered valid to review a hitters performance.Needing 100 at-bats for a valid sample size to evaluate statistically, it will be another 15 games or so before we can do final evaluations, yet it is interesting to trace the current results.Time now to review...
(Jim Davis/The Boston Globe)The Red Sox have announced that the inimitable Manny Ramirez will be in attendance at Fenway Park on May 28th when the team honors the 2004 World Champions. Somehow, the celebration would not have been complete without ManRam. In addition to Manny, other heroes of the '04 team in attendance will be: Johnny Damon, Trot Nixon, Kevin Millar, Mike Timlin,...
Jim Davis/ Boston GlobeThere might not be a new punter in town after all.According to Mike Reiss at ESPN Boston, the Patriots are saying there's a chance that injured punter Ryan Allen will be able to play in Sunday's AFC Championship game. Allen suffered a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder Saturday against the Colts after a errant snap over his head eventually resulted in...
Jim Davis/ Boston GlobeThere's been a lot of justifiable hype this week about Andrew Luck, the second year quarterback who engineered an incredible second half comeback to propel his Colts past the Chiefs on Wild Card weekend.However, no matter how good Luck is, he can't complete 64 yard bombs from his backside. As with any quarterback, pressure could be key to keeping Luck from...
JIM DAVIS/GLOBE STAFF FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – In a must-win game, the New England Patriots need all of their offensive weapons at their disposal if they want to secure a victory. However, it appears that today it was determined that they will be one weapon short. The team has ruled rookie receiver Josh Boyce out for Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens as a result of an ankle...