Patriots/NFL Running Thread

Posted by: Tom Nolette on Wed Aug 10th, 2016 4:18 am
[size=120:3gfcusql]Pats lose Ninkovich for 4-6 weeks, source says[/size:3gfcusql]Rob Ninkovich has played in 125 straight games, including the playoffs, since joining the Patriots in 2009.http://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/1725 ... s-practice
on Wed Aug 10th, 2016 5:53 am
[u:3ot4hgem]Injury scares for Edelman, Ninkovich; Aug 9 joint session notes[/u:3ot4hgem]With the New Orleans Saints back in town for joint practices, the training camp fields behind Gillette Stadium were overrun with players and fans. There was so much activity with approximately 180 players and dozens of coaches on the field that it may have gone unnoticed to many in attendance when the Patriots lost a couple of significant players to injuries early in the session.Wide receiver Julian Edelman, just a couple of days after coming off PUP, looked sharp running routes in 1-on-1 drills against New Orleans defensive backs. However, after one particular pattern, Edelman immediately reached down for his cleats. It first appeared that he was just re-tying his laces, but he slowly made his way to a cart at the back end of the practice field, where a member of the medical staff soon joined him for several minutes.http://www.patriots.com/news/2016/08/09 ... sion-notes
on Wed Aug 10th, 2016 5:53 am
[u:1fdees9f]Linebacker Jamie Collins on the ball at Patriots camp[/u:1fdees9f]FOXBORO — Jamie Collins was robbed of his bid for a defensive player of the year award in 2015.With a nasty virus buried deep in the past, Collins looks primed for another hard charge for one of the NFL’s most prestigious honors. He has a team-high four pass breakups to go along with one interception in the Patriots’ 11 training camp practices, and running backs have frequently come face-to-chest with the heat-seeking linebacker during ball-carrying drills.Collins has become so explosive the New Orleans Saints admitted to game-planning for him this week ahead of tomorrow night’s preseason opener at Gillette Stadium. Quarterbacks have to alter their snap counts because Collins is so adept at flying through the line of scrimmage, which helped him blow up so many plays last season.http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patr ... riots_camp
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Fri Aug 12th, 2016 5:56 am
[size=120:en4qcr0j]Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo pleased with ability to overcome slow start[/size:en4qcr0j]Jimmy Garoppolo had his high points and low points in the Patriots' preseason opener, saying he thought the team responded well to a rough start.http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-pa ... slow-start
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Fri Aug 12th, 2016 5:58 am
[size=120:33e8lpvx]Trey Flowers up, Darryl Roberts down in Patriots' preseason win[/size:33e8lpvx]Jamie Collins and Trey Flowers made positive impacts for the Patriots in their preseason opener against the Saints.http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-pa ... season-win
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Fri Aug 12th, 2016 5:58 am
[size=120:30wavt18]Status of Patriots' Malcolm Mitchell becomes big story in win over Saints[/size:30wavt18]Malcolm Mitchell looked poised to climb the depth chart with his debut performance, but an arm injury forced the rookie WR to leave before halftime.http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-pa ... ver-saints
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Fri Aug 12th, 2016 5:59 am
[size=120:36dijnki]Garoppolo mostly solid in debut as Pats beat Saints 34-22[/size:36dijnki]Jimmy Garoppolo made his preseason debut, passing for 168 yards, and Jamie Collins added a 43-yard interception return for a TD as the New England Patriots beat the New Orleans Saints, 34-22.http://www.espn.com/nfl/recap?gameId=400874753
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Fri Aug 12th, 2016 6:03 am
[size=120:9idpkl31]New England Patriots Postgame Transcripts 8/11[/size:9idpkl31] New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick and select players comment on their preseason game against the New Orleans Saints on Thursday, August 11http://www.patriots.com/news/2016/08/11 ... cripts-811
on Fri Aug 12th, 2016 6:07 am
[u:l493e72l]Garoppolo mostly solid in debut as Pats beat Saints 34-22[/u:l493e72l]FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Jimmy Garoppolo made his preseason debut, spreading the ball around for 168 yards, and Jamie Collins added a 43-yard interception return for a touchdown as the New England Patriots beat the New Orleans Saints 34-22 on Thursday night. Garoppolo played the entire first half as he preps to start the first four games of the regular season in place of Tom Brady, who will be serving a suspension for his involvement in the "Deflategate" case. Brady was not in the building Thursday, excused by the team to attend memorial services for a family member.http://www.patriots.com/news/2016/08/11 ... ints-34-22Highlights: http://www.patriots.com/video/2016/08/1 ... highlights
Posted by: Tom Nolette on Sat Aug 13th, 2016 7:58 am
[size=120:ou37yqd2]Much-maligned Patriots' O-line started slow before showing positive signs[/size:ou37yqd2]There were positives for Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia to highlight in the all-important teaching that will take place.http://www.espn.com/blog/new-england-pa ... tive-signs