The way the Patriots offense has been running as of late, the comparisons to 2007 are inevitable. Mike Felger and Tony Massarotti spent quite a bit of time yesterday rehashing the 2007 team, and their ultimate failure on the biggest stage.
While it might seem easy to just compare to prolific offenses which happen to have the same quarterback, in reality, this 2010 group is a very different offensive unit than the record-setting group of 2007. While this team isn’t as explosive down the field as the 2007 team, in many ways they’re a more balanced offense, and likely to hold up better against an all-out pressure defense like the one the Giants employed on them.
Attention to detail puts Patriots in position to succeed – Brian MacPherson notes that it is the little things that set the Patriots apart.
Devin McCourty escapes big injury – Ian Rapoport’s notebook delivers a sigh of relief to fan worried about the rookie standout. It’s possible he may miss some time, but his rib injury doesn’t seem serious. Michael Vega‘s notebook in the Globe has a look at the TD play to end the first half against the Bears. The Patriots Journal from Brian MacPherson also looks at that play.
Yankees’ loss is Red Sox’s gain – Gordon Edes says that Cliff Lee’s decision to sign with the Phillies makes the Red Sox offseason even better.
Sox can expect good old days with Crawford – Sean McAdam explains why Carl Crawford should still be a top player at age 35.
Kevin Youkilis on Steve Gorman Sports – The Red Sox third baseman is on a 75-minute podcast with Steve Gorman of the Black Crowes.
Satch: Rajon Rondo beyond compare – Steve Bulpett has Satch Sanders making a comparison between the Celtics point guard and Bill Russell, in terms of having a specific skillset.
seegsboston – Former WBZ-AM sports reporter Alan Segel has been blogging.