Evan Habeeb-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire
New England Patriots Daily News and Links for 9/25/12
Field Yates highlights Tom Brady's weekly call in to the Dennis & Callahan show this morning.
"I see more pileups and punching and all that crap that goes on before and after plays, and pileups and stuff like that then there would probably normally be, and maybe guys are taking advantage a bit of the guys," he said. "From my standpoint, for me it's been business as usual. I know for our offense, that's the way it's been, we've gotten calls, we haven't gotten some calls. We're sitting at 1-2, I don't think there's really anyone to blame but ourselves."
- Erik Scalavino breaks down some of the officials' calls and a number of other important plays that led to New England's second straight defeat.
- Monday Presser: Bill Belichick.
- Patriots Today - A look into the defense. (2.43 min. video)
- Patriots Today - Pats lament what might have been. (2.30 min. video)
- Patriots Today - Breaking down Sunday's loss. (3.07 min. video)
- Locker Room Uncut - Thoughts from Woodhead, Ninkovich. (2.57 min. video)
- Obnoxious Boston Fan writes "At McDaniels' Mart, you now have to go through 10 boxes of 'Edelman O's' before you can get your hands on one box of 'Gronk Flakes.'"
- Christopher Price says the Patriots simply couldn't close out the game in Baltimore, and finished down the stretch with a perfect storm of suck.
- Jackie MacMullan has had enough. Chaos has reigned long enough: Goodell needs to bring back real referees.
- Mike Reiss closes the book on Pats-Ravens with a few final thoughts.
- Rich Levine gives us Belichick's side of the story.
- Tom E. Curran notes Bill Belichick could wind up on the injury report with a tongue.
- Gerry Callahan says Bill Belichick forgot to read his own posters in the locker room Sunday; the ones that say "Do Your Job" and "Ignore the Noise".
- Rich Levine says the most frustrating aspect of this whole mess is that the owners have us in the palm of their withered, old, money-grubbing hands, and they know it.
- Chad Finn agrees with the sentiment behind the fan-chant at M&T Bank Stadium Sunday night in Baltimore.
- why that FG wasn't reviewed - or why the league doesn't just make the posts 10-20 feet higher - and pleads with the NFL to get its act together. wonders
- Gary Dzen takes a look at the team's biggest concerns to see which is the most worrisome.
- Jeff Howe points out the Patriots D was torched by the Ravens, allowing nine passing plays of at least 20 yards.
- The Herald staff painstakingly breaks down four different areas the pass defense had trouble with Sunday.
- Mike Reiss and Woodhead more than Ridley. explain the Patriots decision to use
- Field Yates passes along some observations after re-watching Sunday night's game: First half and Second half.
- Christopher Price tracks the target breakdown for the passing game through the first three weeks. Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker lead the list.
- Mike Reiss analyzes the snaps played by Pats defenders Sunday. Chung, Gregory, Mayo and McCourty played every snap.
- Christopher Price looks at which NE defenders have done the best job of getting after the QB so far this season.
- Mike Reiss looks at the positional groupings utilized by the Patriots in Baltimore and analyzes what it means.
- Mike Reiss updates the Patriots base vs. sub stats for each game this season.
- Mike Reiss takes a look at the players who showed up on multiple units within the Big 4 on special teams.
- Field Yates reports the Patriots worked out six players on Monday.
- Tedy Bruschi posts the transcript of his day-after online chat.
- Ron Borges issues his Week 3 Report Card, with Ds for the Defense.
- Kirk Minihane grades the Patriots with his Week 3 Report Card. Secondary gets an F.
- Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: NFL is reviewing the incident with Bill Belichick putting his hand on an official; Belichick says he meant no disrespect, he just wanted an explanation; Danny Woodhead led the Patriots in carries and Belichick said it was because of his experience in using the up-tempo offense.
- Mike Reiss notes Rob Gronkowski will be featured on E:60 tonight (7 p.m.).
- Jen Floyd Engel (Fox Sports) Belichick has no reason to apologize. Here's what he should say instead.
- Gregg Rosenthal (NFL.com) Bill Belichick: 'I have never meant any disrespect.'
- Charles P. Pierce (Grantland) The breaking point: Was Sunday night's Patriots-Ravens game the lowest moment of the NFL ref lockout?
- Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) NFL reviewing Belichick, Shanahan and Harbaugh incidents with officials.
- Kerry J. Byrne (Cold Hard Football Facts) Replacement refs: Time for Goodell to back down or step down.
- Kevin Fishain (Pro Football Weekly) AFC East Spin Cycle: Week Three.
- John Clayton (ESPN) Week 3; A little bit of everything. Upsets, OT thrillers, questionable officiating -- yes, it was one wacky Sunday.
- Ashley Fox (ESPN) Five ways to improve officiating.
- Clifton Brown (Sporting News) Replacement ref bullying must stop, regardless of performance.