So…did anything happen while I was gone? Pretty quiet week?
The Patriots will have a different look to their offense for the rest of the season as they jettisoned Randy Moss and brought back former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch. This seems likely to result in a more methodical, ball-control offense the rest of the way, hoping to use up more time on the clock and give a young defense more time off the field.
Preparations are being made to face the team that ended their 2009 season, as the Baltimore Ravens come to town on Sunday. It will be the toughest test yet for the Patriots, with Baltimore a sexy pick to win the AFC.
Worry Wart – Game Five vs. Baltimore – Chris Warner is uncomfortable about this one.
Ravens will be measuring stick for Pats – Mike Reiss says that this game is a chance to build on what the Patriots started in Miami almost two weeks ago.
Ravens-Pats interesting on many levels – Jonathan Comey says with the Ravens coming in, it’s not a great time for the Patriots to be charting a new course.
Patriots get return on gamble with Tate – Rich Garven has the young receiver rewarding the Patriots investment in him.
Patriots’ Moss-less offense an option play for Brady – Mary Paoletti has Brady talking about the new-look offense.
Business as usual – Mike Fine has Bill Belichick taking a trip down memory lane before getting down to the Ravens.
Tom Brady, Deion Branch reconnect – Karen Guregian has the QB and receiver looking to pick up where they left off. She also has Belichick comparing rookie Devin McCourty to future HOF linebacker Ray Lewis.
Arm angles – Shalise Manza Young says that the Patriots will have a new look for the Ravens.
Ngata, Lewis are a daunting challenge for Pats – Tom E Curran looks at a tough challenge ahead for New England’s offense.
Winning makes Boston place to play – Steve Bulpett looks at why the Celtics are among the most desirable teams to play for these days.
Home true value for Celtics’ Lasme – Bill Doyle has the former UMass star making an impression with the Celtics.
From childhood hero to ‘brother’: Erden learns from Shaq – Jessica Camerato has Semih Erden enjoying his time around Shaq.
Who plays shortstop next season? – Gordon Edes wonders if Jed Lowrie will get a shot at the position.
The Boston Bruins line of Milan Lucic, David Krejci and Nathan Horton is scoring quickly – Mike Loftus looks at the impresive start for the Bruins first line.
BC in need of rescue by Rettig – Eric Avidon says that the Eagles need the true freshman to lead them.
A swing and a miss in Ted Williams tribute – Claudia Williams takes exception to a line in a recent Dan Shaughnessy column about her father.