Here It Comes!
By Matt DeLucia
Let’s get right to it, just a few quick notes on this week’s game with the Indianapolis Colts. Here it comes again folks, another New England Patriots player should be fined as early as Friday. And for once it’s not Rodney Harrison being fined. This time it’s defensive tackle Vince Wilfork preparing to empty his wallet a little bit. The fine is coming from the October 20th victory over the Denver Broncos. The Broncos not only were stomped in that game, but they cried like little baby girl’s after their poor outing. They claimed that Wilfork intentionally tried to injure quarterback Jay Cutler with an elbow to the head. Wilfork who met with the NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Tuesday of this week, has been told no suspension will be imposed, just the fine. If you think about it, that’s normal for Wilfork who was fined a total of $35,000 last year for four different incidents. Does it mean Wilfork’s a dirty player hell NO, it just shows that he goes out and plays with intensity and pride each and every snap. For me I have no problem at all, I’d prefer a player to go out and perform to the best of their abilities each and every play. As opposed to laying down and being afraid to make the hit, or the tackle for fear of repercussion.
In other news, corner backs Ellis Hobbs and Lewis Sanders are banged up and did not participate in practice on Wednesday. If both of them are not able to suit up and play Sunday night vs the Colts, we just might be seeing a whole lot more of rookies Terrence Wheatley and Jonathan Wilhite in action. Talk about a tough challenge for any rookie, not only starting a prime time game but doing so going up against one of the league’s best in Peyton Manning. I know I’d never wish that on anyone, even with the inconsistent play of Manning on the field this year. This situation just might be what Manning and the Colts need to roll to victory and gather the much needed momentum they need. Stay tuned for more information as it’s made available concerning the injury’s to key Patriots, and also the possible return of two key Indy players in safety Bob Sanders and running back Joseph Addai.