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Patriots in limbo at quarterback position

Jimmy Garoppolo has a shoulder injury. Jacoby Brissett has a thumb injury. Tom Brady has one game remaining on his suspension. So what will the Patriots do at quarterback in Week Four against the Bills? For now, they’re not saying — as if they ever say anything. T.J. Yates had a workout last week and…
Via Pro Football Talk
45 minutes ago

Patriots’ Brissett has thumb sprain, not a tear – injury ‘not deemed to be a serious one’

Some sort of good news out of Pats Nation as third string QB Jacoby Brissett has only a sprained thumb and not a tear as previously reported. Brissett was thrust into active duty when primary backup Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a shoulder injury in the second half against Miami in Week 2. The rookie since has acquitted himself nicely, setting up an opportunity to go 4-0 without the...
Via 60 Max Power O
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jacoby Brissett Injures Thumb in Victory

After leading the New England Patriots to a 27-0 victory over the Texans in his first NFL start, it was reported yesterday that former NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett has torn a ligament in his thumb, which will require surgery for stabilization. Source confirms torn right thumb ligament for Jacoby Brissett. Suffered injury in 2nd half Thursday. Faces likely surgery for stabilization...
Via Pack Insider
13 hours ago

Bill Belichick may be forced to get hilariously creative to fill his quarterback slot

Perhaps the universe had a more severe punishment in mind for the New England Patriots than what the NFL had in mind initially, when they brought the Deflategate shenanigans to a close by curbing Tom Brady for the first month of the 2016 campaign. Because after just 2.5 weeks of NFL football, the Patriots are limping towards the week 5 return of their future Hall of Fame signal caller...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Garoppolo could be ready for Week 4

The New England Patriots fortunately have 10 days to sort out their quarterback situation. In the meantime, it is encouraging that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo might be ready to play in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Patriots also believe QB Jimmy Garappolo has chance to be ready for Buffalo in week 4, per source, but still too early to say for sure...
Via Sportsnaut
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Brissett reportedly has torn thumb ligament, faces surgery

Jacoby Brissett led the New England Patriots to a win in his first NFL start, but he did not leave the game unscathed. Brissett tore a ligament in his right thumb during the second half of the Patriots’ 27-0 win over the Houston Texans on Thursday night, a source told WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia on Friday. The rookie quarterback now “faces likely surgery for stabilization...
Via NESN.com
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Bill Belichick sarcastically praises Patriots' Color Rush unis

As you might know, Bill Belichick doesn’t have a lot of patience for non-football matters, whether that’s banners, media narratives, social media or uniforms. The New England Patriots head coach was asked Friday about the color rush uniforms his team wore Thursday night, and if they brought back bad memories of a similar blue-on-blue combination they wore in a 2002 loss. “Yeah...
Via NESN.com
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Patriots go from Brady to back up to Brissett, keep winning

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The more assets the Patriots lose this season, the better they seem to play. New England entered Week 3 of Tom Brady's four-game ''Deflategate'' suspension down to just one healthy full-time quarterback following backup Jimmy Garoppolo's shoulder injury last week against Miami. But not even one of the NFL's top-ranked defenses could slow down a Patriots train...
Via Associated Press
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Jay Feely says NFL will not change kickoff rules this season

In the midst of a New England Patriots blowout victory over the Houston Texans on "Thursday Night Football," CBS dropped a bombshell. Jay Feely, who is CBS’ kicking expert (because apparently that’s a thing), said during the third quarter of Thursday’s broadcast that the NFL will not change the kickoff rule it implemented this season that moves touchbacks to the 25-yard line...
Via The Comeback
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WATCH: Brissett rushes for longest TD by Pats QB in years

Jacoby Brissett did something Thursday night that no New England Patriots quarterback had done since the days of Steve Grogan. Making his first NFL start in place of the injured Jimmy Garoppolo and the suspended Tom Brady, Brissett used his legs to announce his presence, racing in for a 27-yard touchdown on a designed quarterback run. The score — Brissett’s first NFL touchdown...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Garoppolo to be inactive barring ‘unexpected change’

There are several conflicting reports about whether New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will be active for Thursday night’s game against the Houston Texans, but one person who is close to the team says he will not be. Shortly after a report claimed Garoppolo will be active but serve as the backup to rookie Jacoby Brissett, ESPN’s Mike Reiss reported that Jimmy G...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman’s dad scouts son’s QB ability

Julian Edelman might have to play quarterback for the Patriots Thursday night against the Texans. If that happens, Edelman’s father told ESPN.com what to expect. Frank Edelman coached his son in youth football all the way to high school, and he sounded like a coach just as much as he did a father when assessing his son’s ability to play quarterback. “Can Jules do it? Yeah...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jacoby Brissett to start Thursday for the Patriots

The New England Patriots will reportedly be going with rookie third-round pick Jacoby Brissett at quarterback against the Houston Texans Thursday night. I'm being told Jacoby Brissett will start at QB for #Patriots tonight. Jimmy Garoppolo will be active, but dress as his backup, per source. — Courtney Fallon (@CourtneyFallon_) September 22, 2016 This shouldn’t be considered...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Garoppolo will be active as backup QB, Brissett to start

Jimmy Garoppolo could be available as a backup quarterback on Thursday night, but the New England Patriots are reportedly planning to start rookie Jacoby Brissett. Courtney Fallon of NFL Network reports that Brissett will get the start despite being active. The Patriots are said to have confidence that Brissett can run the same offense as Garoppolo after what they saw in the preseason...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gronk reportedly telling teammates he will play

The New England Patriots have labeled Rob Gronkowski a game-time decision for Thursday night’s showdown with the Houston Texans, but the star tight has reportedly told teammates he plans to play. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe considers Gronkowski “likely” to suit up and notes that he has told others in the locker room that his 2016 season debut will come against Houston. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: New England Patriots

New England Patriots vs. Texans: Musket Fire RoundtableListen in as three of the Musket Fire staff talk Patriots vs. Houston topics such as the backup quarterback situation, the Houston defensive … NFL Odds, Start Time: Houston at New England PatriotsThe New England Patriots are hosting the Texans on NFL Thursday Night Football. The game is scheduled for an 8:25 p.m. start time...
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Brady-less Patriots an underdog at home to Texans

OUCH! Pretty much across the board, NFL teams are feeling the pain from key players getting hurt. Pro Picks was damaged by some of those injuries in Week 2, as well. On Thursday night, a team likely down to its third-string quarterback, a rookie no less, takes on a club that in the offseason signed its new QB to a sweet $72 million, four-year contract. Yep, the Patriots figure to...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill O'Brien jokes about sleeping in office to prepare for Pats

The New England Patriots have given the NFL’s other 31 times nightmares for the past two decades. As the most successful organization in pro football, they have likely also forced many a sleepless night for opposing head coaches. Though, former Pats offensive coordinator and current Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien may have thrown a monkey wrench into this whole narrative...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots ‘pressuring’ Jimmy Garoppolo to play in Week 3?

The New England Patriots aren’t ruling out quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who hurt his throwing shoulder on Sunday, from playing on Thursday night when New England takes on the Houston Texans. In fact, the Patriots might not take no for an answer, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald.  “The Patriots are putting pressure on Garoppolo to be ready as quickly as possible...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady on 'Fake Brady' mask: ‘Creepiest thing I’ve ever seen’

Tom Brady, like most people who have laid eyes on it, has been left profoundly disturbed by the “Fake Tom Brady” mask that has become a haunting sensation early on in the NFL season. The disconcertingly lifelike and startlingly realistic mask first made its appearance when the New England Patriots traveled to Glendale to take on the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1. He's here...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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