Tuesday, May 21, 2013
About 30 current and former Patriots players, coaches and cheerleaders interacted with the Newtown, Conn. Community’s youth in a free “Football for You” clinic Saturday.
The New England Patriots gave the Newtown, Conn. community a reason to smile this past Saturday – 154 days after unspeakable tragedy struck the small, quiet town. About 30 current and former Patriots players, coaches and cheerleaders conducted a free “Football for You” youth clinic Saturday at Newtown High School just over five months since the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School took the lives of 20 children and six adults on Dec. 14, 2012. “This is part of the New England community and I think all of us were devastated when we saw what happened here,” said Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft via Patriots Today. “If it can happen here in the town of Newtown then it can happen in any city or town in America.” The Kraft …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
TMZ captured video footage of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski dancing with friends
Rob Gronkowski is once again making the kind of headlines that make most New England Patriots fans cringe: You get the point. TMZ captured video footage of the Patriots star tight end dancing shirtless on the stage of a Las Vegas nightclub with friends like he was auditioning for an MTV reality series to replace the recently concluded Jersey Shore. The video, to no surprise, has gone viral and is once again bringing to question Gronk's off-field behavior and commitment to football. Why? Well, it may have something to do with Gronk's choice of dance moves. When the fist pumps and Elvis-like pelvic thrusts got old, Gronk changed it up with a body slam of one of his friends. The move may have been a crowd-pleaser in Vegas but back in …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Patriots' tight-end was serving up the Dunkin Donuts coffee in Foxborough this morning.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
New England Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski has a "part-time" job in the off-season. Gronkowski was "working" at Dunkin Donuts in Foxborough as part of his new job as a spokesman for the company. Check out Gronkowski at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150711864637372.424382.42693447371&type=3
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Ravens, Pats will square off in AFC Championship Game.
The playoffs have not been kind to offense-based teams this year. The regular season was dominated by three teams that play offense well, but defense poorly: the Green Bay Packers, the New Orleans Saints and the New England Patriots. All three entered the playoffs with high seeds. Only the Patriots remain. That's the primary reason for the Pats to be nervous about their game against the Ravens — that lingering sense that, even in this year of record-setting offense, defense will still win the day. There are some positive signs for the Pats, though. They're coming off their utter domination of the Denver Broncos, while the Ravens struggled mightily against the Houston Texans. The Ravens had trouble with both the Texans offensive and …
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The Patriots get set to play a talented but foundering Eagles team.
This week, the New England Patriots will face their toughest test remaining this season: the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles have had their share of problems this year, but it hasn't been for lack of talent. The team has given away the ball at inopportune times and collapsed in the fourth quarter in multiple games. Here are things to watch this afternoon: Is the pass rush for real? The Patriots have made two successive quarterbacks look uncomfortable: Mark Sanchez of the Jets and Tyler Palko of the Chiefs. Their defensive line has finally been able to produce pressure, even with (or perhaps because of) the release of Albert Haynesworth. For the team to continue its defensive improvement, Andre Carter must have another big day. The Eagles, …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
The New England Patriots rode a strong second half to a second straight win.
Playing in front of a national audience on Monday night, the New England Patriots did what good teams do: they took care of business. The team rode a strong second half to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs, 34-3. Things weren't looking fantastic for the home team early in the first half. The Chiefs moved the ball with ease early, but were unable to capitalize on scoring chances. The Pats offense looked out of sorts, starting slowly and suffering several sacks on quarterback Tom Brady. Here are some quick thoughts on the game: Offensive MVP: Rob Gronkowski, tight end. Gronk put on a fantastic display, catching four balls for 96 yards and two touchdowns. Both touchdowns involved fantastic efforts — the first required fantastic control to stay in…
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Patriots look to rebound after last week's Steelers loss.
The New England Patriots, coming off a bad loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers last week, will host the New York Giants today at 4:15pm. Here's some things to watch at today's game: The defensive backfield can't be this bad — can it? The Pats secondary looked positively hapless against the Steelers. Ben Roethlisberger was able to complete passes at will, and this kept Brady off the field. The poor performance called the decision to release cornerback Leigh Bodden into question. Put simply, if this team's defense is as bad as they performed last Sunday, this team isn't going anywhere. The offense cannot be called upon to score on every possession. Eli Manning is a hot-and-cold quarterback, but he has a good corps of wide receivers (even with …
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Patch takes you inside Gillette Stadium and the Patriots locker room for a new weekly column, "Patched into Gillette."
Bill Belichick took the podium inside the media room at Gillette Stadium Wednesday morning to talk about his plans for the bye week as well as what he said to his rookie players before they head out for a few well deserved days off. "Bye week, practiced yesterday, practice today, see if we can improve in a few areas, then give the players an opportunity to get some rest, relax a little bit, get a way from Football for a couple days, then come back and get ready to go against the Steelers," spoke Belichick. "Hopefully we can take advantage of those couple days to catch up on some things that have piled up on all of us." When asked what his major plans were personally during the days off, Belichick smiled and said simply, "get some rest, …