Instant thoughts: Pats to face Denver in Divisional Round

January 8, 2012

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Immediate reaction to the Denver Broncos’ shocking victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in overtime: Denver quarterback Tim Tebow was a true gamer tonight, throwing for 316 yards and two touchdowns. Tebow’s ability to lead and his intangibles were on full display. The Patriots’ defense will have to make sure to limit the big plays […]

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Random thoughts watching today’s Bruins game

January 7, 2012

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The long awaited rematch between the Boston Bruins and Vancouver Canucks finally arrived Saturday afternoon at the TD Garden.  The Canucks came away winners 4-3, winning on their classic recipe of diving, special teams and questionable calls from the referees. Did I mention covering up a puck in front of the net? No surprise there, […]

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Belichick statement on O’Brien

January 7, 2012

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Patriots’ head coach Bill Belichick released the following statement on Bill O’Brien being named the new head coach at Penn St.: “Over the course of his long coaching career, Bill O’Brien has met every personal and professional challenge head on with great passion and  competitiveness.  I expect Bill to draw on his deep background in […]

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Analysis: McDaniels returns to Patriots… Immediately

January 7, 2012

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The New England Patriots have rehired Josh McDaniels according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter. According to the report McDaniels has been hired immediately as an offensive assistant and in all likelihood will be named the offensive coordinator for the 2012 NFL season when Bill O’Brien flees to Penn State. McDaniels brings immediate insurance […]

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Patriots to meet with McDaniels this weekend

January 6, 2012

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The NFL Network’s Albert Breer is reporting that the Patriots have indeed received permission to speak with McDaniels and will meet with him sometime this weekend. McDaniels served as offensive coordinator for the Patriots from 2006-2008. He also was the playcaller offensively in 2005 as well, after Charlie Weis left to become the head coach […]

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Friday Predictions for Wild Card Weekend

January 6, 2012

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The 2011-2012 NFL playoffs are only a day away. The games kick off late tomorrow afternoon when the Cincinnati Bengals head to Houston to face the Texans in their first ever playoff contest. Later that night, Detroit makes their debut to the 21st century version of the NFL playoffs to face the red-hot New Orleans […]

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Bill O’Brien to take job at Penn State

January 5, 2012

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New England Patriots’ offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien has been named the next coach of Penn State. O’Brien’s contract was set to expire at the end of the season for the Patriots. O’Brien, who was in his third year calling the plays for the Patriots’ offense, has overseen one of the NFL’s best offenses in his […]

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