Patriots/NFL Running Thread

on Fri Aug 19th, 2016 6:22 am
[u:w2ki9nou]Jimmy Garappolo’s got rhythm in fine outing vs. Bears[/u:w2ki9nou]FOXBORO — Jimmy Garoppolo is an honest-to-goodness, no-doubt-about-it NFL starting quarterback when he is in a rhythm.The third-year Patriot has surely dealt with bouts of ugliness in his pair of preseason starts, including another flat first-quarter performance last night against the Bears at Gillette Stadium, but the rhythmic stretches have continued to outweigh the head-scratching episodes. Garoppolo led the offense to 20 consecutive points to help the Patriots beat the Bears, 23-22.Bill Belichick called an audible on the quarterback’s plans, too. Tom Brady cut his hand before the game, and Garoppolo was tabbed as the starter about a half hour before kickoff. ... g_vs_bears
on Fri Aug 19th, 2016 6:23 am
[u:24p82cse]Buckley: Roger Goodell can’t be stopped[/u:24p82cse]Roger Goodell is like the boy king Joffrey Baratheon in “Game of Thrones” who bullies everybody around him because, well, he can.And for those of you who would be otherwise disappointed if I didn’t provide an analogy from 50 or 60 years ago, here goes: Roger Goodell reminds me of those old 1950s horror-movie posters that promise lots of blood-curdling, spine-tingling gore.You know .?.?. “Attack of the Crab Monsters (A tidal wave of terror!) .?.?. “Earth vs. The Flying Saucers” (Warning! Take Cover!) .?.?. “The Giant Leaches” (Crawling horror, rising from the depths of hell, to kill and conquer!) ... be_stopped
on Sat Aug 20th, 2016 7:47 am
[i:39q4bqg6]Play-action passing game helped make life easier on Jimmy Garoppolo[/i:39q4bqg6]Closing the book on the New England Patriots’ 23-22 win over the Chicago Bears in preseason action on Thursday night by cleaning out the notebook from film review:1. One of my biggest takeaways was how establishing the run with a level of physicality -- which was an obvious focal point of the coaching staff, with the usage of lead-blocking fullback James Develin and sixth offensive lineman Cameron Fleming -- makes life easier on any quarterback and sets up the play-action game. ... -garoppolo
Posted by: Media on Sun Aug 21st, 2016 3:15 am
[size=120:3klby0jk]Mark Sanchez, Trevor Siemian lament struggles in preseason loss[/size:3klby0jk] DENVER -- The Denver Broncos' question at starting quarterback remains unanswered, and both Trevor Siemian and Mark Sanchez exited Saturday night's 31-24 preseason loss to the San Francisco feeling like an opportunity to win the job was squandered... ... er-tigers/
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Mon Aug 22nd, 2016 6:18 am
[size=120:314d0g95]With Dion Lewis, Sebastian Vollmer ailing, James White and Marcus Cannon become key[/size:314d0g95]Third-year RB James White and sixth-year OT Marcus Cannon will likely be taking on more significant roles for the Patriots at the start of 2016. ... become-key
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Tue Aug 23rd, 2016 4:58 am
[size=120:8vwt42rh]Bradley Sowell “Fits Right In” With Seahawks Offense[/size:8vwt42rh] Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett is entering his fourth season with the Seahawks and has bought into Pete Carroll's philosophy since day one ... ks-offense
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Tue Aug 23rd, 2016 4:59 am
[size=120:1y3u67ld]Trevor Siemian to start Broncos' third preseason game[/size:1y3u67ld]USA TODAY ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Coach Gary Kubiak named Trevor Siemian the starter for the Broncos' third preseason game over Mark Sanchez and said he will decide next week who will be under center against Carolina for the season opener on Sept. ... /89115754/
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Tue Aug 23rd, 2016 5:00 am
[size=120:2lpego2x]Injuries forcing Patriots to adjust at running back, O-line[/size:2lpego2x]Washington Post FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - For months the biggest question facing the Patriots was whether Tom Brady would be on the field for the start of the 2016 regular season. ... story.html
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Wed Aug 24th, 2016 5:44 am
[size=120:xdlllyvm]Joe Thuney's quick Patriots rise sparks thoughts of Logan Mankins, others[/size:xdlllyvm]Joe Thuney has quickly ascended from third-round pick to starting left guard, inspiring comparisons to other precocious Patriots' draft picks... ... ins-others
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Wed Aug 24th, 2016 5:55 am
[size=120:2frfpqf4]Rozner: Goodell paradox continues to embarrass NFL[/size:2frfpqf4] Roger Goodell is at it again. The NFL chief takes few breaks from trying to prove he is as powerful as any god and as vindictive as any dictator. ... 160829692/