I apologize for the lack of an update yesterday, I needed to take a sick day. I appreciate all the angry emails. I really do.
The Patriots return from their break today to begin preparation in earnest for the huge game with the New York Jets on Monday night. Even if Tony Massarotti doesn’t know the first thing about the NFL tiebreakers, even he knows this is a huge game for the Patriots.
Pats vs. Jets hits a whole new level – Mike Reiss has these AFC rivals hitting an all-time high in terms of anticipation for their next meeting.
Block to be tackled – Monique Walker has the Patriots rookies looking to avoid hitting the rookie wall, with the help of the veterans on the team.
Pass it on: From front to back, Pats’ pass defense a liability – Glen Farley says that the Patriots pass defense is pathetic.
It’s defense that will tell if they stand a chance – Greg A Bedard says that the poor defense is what is going to determine the Patriots fate this season.
Coaches see Jets team that hasn’t changed all that much– Paul Kenyon’s Patriots Journal has the Patriots seeing much the same from the Jets. The Globe notebook from Shalise Manza Young has Bill Belichick focused on the Jets rather than the Denver taping scandal. A CSNNE.com notebook from Tom E. Curran has Belichick praising Rex Ryan. The Herald notebook from Ian R. Rapoport has Darrelle Revis confident of a Jets win, but not revealing who he will be covering on Monday night.
KG, Shaq have found fountain of youth – Tim Weisberg has the old-timers keeping each other young.
Breaking down what the Matt Hunwick trade means for the Bruins – DJ Bean lets us know what impact of the Bruins trade yesterday will ultimately be for the team. Fluto Shinzawa has more on the trade, which clears up cap space for the return of Marc Savard.
How Mike Cameron has suddenly become very important to the Red Sox – Rob Bradford looks at why the outfielder could be big in 2011 for the Red Sox.
We’ll avoid the Derek Jeter talk, except for some thoughts from Chad Finn on why the Sox should stay far away from the Yankees captain.