Ron Borges says that the slow start by Tom Brady is no reason for Patriots fans to panic. Christopher Price talks with Brady’s longtime throwing guru Tom Martinez, who says that Brady’s struggles are repairable. Mike Reiss says that the Patriots are still close to the top of the pack in the AFC. Monique Walker says that Sammy Morris is a jack-of-all-trades at running back for the Patriots.
Ian R. Rapoport has Vince Wilfork saying that his team needs to start playing Patriot football. Jim Fenton has Wilfork focused on improving the defense. Mark Farinella has Wilfork and the defense expecting a challenge on Sunday. Rapoport has Brandon Meriweather saying that he’s going to keep doing what he’s been doing. Buckley has Junior Seau feeling good about his first practice back with the Patriots. Price talks to Clay Matthews, who knows what it is like to be a 40-year-old linebacker.
Steve Buckley notes that the Patriots are wary of the 0-5 Titans, knowing that the team is better than their record indicates. Jennifer Toland says that running back Chris Johnson is a speeding bullet heading towards the Patriots. Shalise Manza Young has the Patriots on high alert in their preparations for the Titans. Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss break down the Patriots/Titans matchup on ESPNBoston.
Michael Vega’s notebook has Jerod Mayo and Gary Guyton expressing their respect for Junior Seau. Rapoport’s notebook suggests that the Patriots may go back to more 3-4 fronts on defense with Seau back. Young’s Patriots journal has the offense focused on their lack of big plays thus far this season. Toland’s notebook has the defense looking to get off the field quickly against the Titans. Farinella’s notebook has Seau getting his #55 back.
Kevin Paul Dupont has the struggling Bruins hoping to regroup as they head out on the road. Rich Thompson has Michael Ryder hoping to provide a finishing presence to the top line. Mike Loftus has the Bruins hitting Dallas for their first road game. Matt Kalman says that David Krejci’s quick recovery from hip surgery giving him a better shot at the Czech Olympic team. Dupont looks at the internet sensation that 9-year-old Oliver Wahlstrom has become.
Mark Blaudschun looks at the reunion between Tom O’Brien and Frank Spaziani when N.C. State comes in to play Boston College tomorrow. Steve Conroy has BC looking to pass the ball tomorrow. Blaudschun’s notebook has Dave Shinskie getting the start tomorrow, but it is uncertain how much he will play in all.