Update. The Herald sports section has been updated and the links below as well.
Alan Greenberg looks at what the Patriots plan to do to stop Drew. Tom Curran ponders how the Patriots can get their “sense of urgency” back.” Nick Cafardo has Lawyer Milloy searching for answers. Bill Reynolds looks at the fine line between genius and buffoon. The Bitter Globe Columnist looks at The Head Coach trying to prepare for the matchup against The Quarterback, who, says to The Bitter Globe Columnist, is doing in Buffalo exactly what he did here all those years. (Does anyone recall the BGC being this big of a Bledsoe fan when he was here?) Contrast that article, with Rich Thompson’s piece in the Herald on the same subject. Cafardo’s notebook looks at the Patriots aging defense. Curran’s notebook looks at the lack of wide receiver production and a slight alteration in Tom Brady’s comments. Bill Burt suggests the Patriots go back to last year. Hector Longo says this team just isn’t that talented. Longo also gets a sampling of the emotions after the loss Sunday. Gerry Callahan looks at Brady/Bledsoe. Kevin Mannix hands out his report card. Thompson’s notebook mentions the bye-week fight in practice.
NBA tips off tonight. The Globe has a mini-preview. Likely more tomorrow when the Celtics tip off. Shira Springer is optimistic about the team. Peter May composes a few top-five lists from around the NBA. Springer, May and Jackie MacMullan make brief season picks. Paul Doyle has an overview of this non-traditional Celtics squad. Mark Murphy has Vin Baker giving himself a “B” for the preseason. Murphy’s notebook has O’Brien lauding his young leaders.
Gordon Edes says the Red Sox need to just copy the Angels model, listing out 20 points from the season. I hope he was kidding with #17. Angels people have admitted that they thought he might be a useful backup. Not something “special”. Bob Hohler looks at possible offseason moves, including the likely Floyd to the Yankees speculation. Michael Silverman also looks at the possible loss of Floyd. Tony Massarotti rehashes the Angels history and concludes there’s hope for the Red Sox. Steve Buckley gives us his closing thoughts on the World Series.
Bill Griffith looks at the debut of the NBA on ESPN. He also notes that the Globe has banned its writers from appearing on the Herald-sponsored FSNE “New England Sports Tonight” show. John Molori reports that WWZN has hired Jimmy Myers as host of its new season of “Celtics Rewind” starting tomorrow night. I say not so fast…don’t be surprised to find that Myers isn’t the one for that show. Jim Baker gives us World Series highs and lows, and also reports the Myers to WWZN rumor.
TNT has Magic/76ers at 7:30 and Spurs/Lakers at 10:30. ESPN2 has Sharks/Red Wings at 8:00. HBO has “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” at 10:00 with the segments including the coming out of former NFL player Esera Tuaolo.