Without Kevin, Patriots Could Be Faulked

On many teams, having the third down back getting injured isn’t the end of the world. Reading the articles this morning, you get the sense that when Kevin Faulk was injured on Sunday, the Patriots lost their most important offensive player behind Tom Brady.

The Boston Globe reported first yesterday that Faulk suffered a torn ACL in the fourth quarter of the Jets game, and is done for the season. No official move has been made yet, but it seems inevitable.

Kevin Faulk a huge loss for Patriots – Mike Reiss points out that Faulk was really a starter – playing more than any other back the last three seasons.

Protective measures needed in his absence – Albert R Breer notes that the Patriot may miss Faulk most in blitz protection.

Danny Woodhead may come in handy – Karen Guregian says that the newest Patriot might fill some of Faulk’s role.

Pats have been market leaders in the QB business – Jim Donaldson notes the stability the Patriots have had at the QB position since 1993, compared to teams like the Bills.

First Impressions – Buffalo Bills – Greg Doyle on Patriots Daily has a peek at some key performers for the Bills.

Hard hit; no hard feelings – Monique Walker’s notebook has Wes Welker with no ill will towards Eric Smith.

Pap’s here in name only – Bill Ballou says that Jonathan Papelbon has already checked out of the 2010 season.

Red Sox may be losing interest – Mike Fine has the whole team (and fans) checking out.

Buchholz an ace in the hole – Lenny Megliola looks at Clay Buchholz coming into his own this season.

Phillies OF Jayson Werth a look – Scott Lauber wonders if the free agent-to-be could be a Red Sox target.

Too early to make a call on Savard – Joe Haggerty says the center’s immediate future is still uncertain.

Savard situation is a headache – Kevin Paul Dupont also weighs in on Savard.

I’m generally not a huge fan of Deadspin.com these days, but today is worth checking out as it is another Fire Joe Morgan reunion day on the site.

Random Quote

This is the ultimate dilemma. Of course fans want the Red Sox to win the World Series, but the dilemma is be careful what you wish for because you might get it. And if the Red Sox played the Cubs in the World Series, one of those two franchises will be permanently and forever altered. One of them will never be the same. So remember, while winning is the ultimate goal. If you’re a Sox fan or a Cubs fan, it carries a steep price tag. Life will never be the same.

— Bob Lobel, Boston.com chat 10/9/2003
  • Bullock

    Great headline, Bruce.

  • Timbuk3

    lol, "faulked"

    too funny.

  • Angry Old Bastard

    on a related note the name of my fantasy team is…….VINCE, WILFOLK YOU UP……..get it?……get it?