Rex Ryan challenges the rest of the league to beat the Patriots in his latest press conference.
On if the Jets are the favorite to win the division…
In my mind. I don’t know about everybody else’s. The first year I got in we were supposed to win six games or five games or four games. I don’t know what the experts say, I just know what I believe in my heart and that’s that this is going to be our year. Again, I think we have to find somebody out there to beat New England besides us, and I think that would help. Anybody out there that wants to sign up for it? Are you good enough as a team to beat the New England Patriots. Forget about us, are you good enough to go out and beat the New England Patriots? I’m challenging the league.
Karen Guregian says the Brady-Moss show was that good, that compelling. It was must-see viewing, even for opposing fans.
But here, within the realm of Gillette Stadium, there was so much more to Moss beyond all the oddities and complexities. We got a slice of him and his unique athletic gifts that won’t be forgotten. From a pure football perspective, he’s bound for Canton as a Hall of Famer. With 954 catches, 14,858 yards and 153 touchdowns, there isn’t much doubt.
Included in his 13 NFL seasons was one magical year he gave the Patriots in 2007. Moss was god-like. He and Tom Brady [stats] hooked up for an aerial show like no other.
Game after game, the dynamic duo kept fans on the edge of their seats. Game after game, the atmosphere was electric when the offense took the field.
- Patriots Training Camp schedule update: Today one single session, 1:30 - 4:30.
- Andy Hart says it's ridiculous to have a mandated day off the first week of camp following a five month lockout, and more off-day thoughts.
- Patriots Today - Light, Rondo and more. (2.57 min. video)
- Patriots Today - Finding growth in Gronk. (2.33 min. video)
- Patriots Today - Ochocinco learning Pats' offense. (2.04 min. video)
- Player Interviews: Leigh Bodden (3.10 min. audio) and Rob Gronkowski (2 min. audio)
- New England Patriots Alumni and Steve Nelson are pleased to present the 2nd Annual Mosi Tatupu Comedy Benefit on August 23.
- Mike Reiss gives us the AP report on Matt Light's contract: A two-year package in which he can earn up to $12 million, including $7 million guaranteed.
- Mike Reiss explores where the Patriots go from here.
- Ian Rapoport notes that if the Patriots are shifting their defensive philosophy, we won't know until opening night because no one's talking.
- Tom E. Curran takes advantage of the day off from practice to recap the highs and lows from Patriots training camp.
- Chris Gasper takes a hard look at five Pats' players who have the most to prove or gain during the summer session.
- Shalise Manza Young sees the potential in WR Taylor Price.
- Monique Walker notes the competition is tougher this year for players looking to win a roster spot.
- Mike Petraglia reports Brandon Spikes wants to be 'a better man' while Jermaine Cunningham wants to be better period.
- Mike Reiss notes the Patriots released QB Jonathan Crompton Monday, to give more reps to Ryan Mallett.
- Mike Rodak resets the Patriots roster, which stands at 85 players. He'll have to re-reset it to reflect the cutting of Jonathan Crompton.
- Mike Rodak points out that at this point last year, Bill Belichick had already had nine full-pad practices compared to this year's two.
- Mike Reiss joined First Take to discuss the state of the new-look Patriots and the potential impact of Ochocinco and Haynesworth. (3:15 min. video)
- Mike Reiss offers his initial reaction to Randy Moss retiring. Worth a read.
- Chad Finn says there has never been another like Randy Moss and he should be inducted into the Hall of Fame the second he is eligible.
- Shalise Manza Young reports on Randy Moss's decision to retire.
- Christopher Price observes that no matter what you thought of him, Randy Moss was certainly never boring.
- Jeff Howe says Randy Moss ends his career with a questionable reputation, and he can only blame himself.
- Michael Hurley asserts that Randy Moss, despite his greatness, may have killed the identity of the Patriots Dynasty.
- The Boston Globe posts a photo gallery of some of Randy Moss's most memorable moments.
- Mike Reiss points out the Patriots built their offensive line to protect the present and future.
- Mike Rodak takes a look at the Patriots' 2012 and 2013 draft selections following last week's trades.
- Ian Rapoport Patriots Notebook: Nick Caserio notes the Pats' signing of Haynesworth and Ochocinco is just "first wave" of free agency; Players enjoyed their day off Monday; Early indications are Alge Crumpler won't be back; Pats WRs are impressed with how well Ochocinco runs routes and how fast he gets out of his breaks; Ryan Mallett had already moved ahead of Jonathan Crompton despite being so new.
- Bucky Brooks (NFL.com) Patriots vs. Eagles among several red-letter games in 2011.
- Steve Wyche (NFL.com) Pats, Eagles gear up to challenge for conference supremacy.
- Alex Marvez (Fox Sports) NFL free agency: Winners and losers.
- Chris Chase (Yahoo! Sports) Photo gallery: The courtship of Chad Ochocinco and Tom Brady.
- AP Report (NFL.com) Moss retiring after 13 seasons with Vikes, Raiders, Pats, Titans.
- Michael Rosenberg (SI) Was Moss the headaches? His Hall of Fame numbers say yes.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Ten claps for Randy Moss.
- Matt Williamson (ESPN) Time is right for Randy Moss to retire.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Moss may have to wait to enter Canton.
- A.J. Perez (Fox Sports) Randy Moss' career comes to an abrupt finish.
- Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Seven first-rounders still unsigned. Strangely, they all land from picks No. 17 through 24.
- Brian Costello (NY Post) Jets again say they're team to beat ...If other NFL teams would please get New England out of the way for them.
- MJD (Yahoo! Sports) Winners! The five teams who improved the most in free agency.
- MJD (Yahoo! Sports) Losers! The five teams to whom free agency was not kind.
- Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) ESPN tries to build a better quarterback rating.
- Doug Farrar (Yahoo! Sports) Has ESPN created the perfect quarterback rating? Not just yet...