The Patriot Way: New England Patriots News 10/1


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Patriot Nation has great cause for concern as the dominant defensive leader, Vince Wilfork, is lost for the season early in the Atlanta game after tearing his right Achilles tendon.  Obviously, a very tough situation for Vince personally.  This is very, very unfortunate for the team because this Patriot defense has a ton of young talent at all three levels of the defense, and you kind of just got that feeling that something special could be in store for this unit.  Ok, reality check… It is what it is, and in every tragedy there is an equal or greater opportunity.  Bill Belichick will seek out the up side of this seeming disaster.  A similar tragedy gave birth to Tom Brady.  I don’t think any one player can emerge to fill Vince’s shoes.  He is arguably the best in the game at what he does.  However, with the versatility and athleticism of this defense, and with Bill Belichick’s creativity, I expect the unit to remain competitive and eventually improve into a play off caliber defense.  Vince, I speak for all Patriot fans when I say be well, we love you, and we look forward to seeing you cheering on and coaching up your teammates as the season progresses.

Go nuke your coffee, time to get caught up on The Patriot Way.

Vince Wilfork Tears Achilles Tendon by Cyrus Geller – Sep 30th, 2013
It was reported late last night by the Boston Globe’s Shalise Manza Young that defensive tackle Vince Wilfork has suffered a torn Achilles, and will likely miss the rest of the 2013 season.

New England Patriots: Grades From The Patriots Win by Cyrus Geller – Sep 30th, 2013

"The Patriots continued their undefeated march through the beginning of the 2013 season last night with a 30-23 win over the Atlanta Falcons. This game saw the Pats take control late in the fourth quarter, before Matt Ryan and company mounted a furious comeback"

Post Game Locker Room Buzz by Mike Reiss
ATLANTA — Observed in the locker room after the New England Patriots’ 30-23 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome:

Gronkowski Close To Return? by Karen Gurgian
Understandably, there’s a heightened sense of concern given news the Herald first reported Saturday regarding a difference of opinion between the Patriots and Rob Gronkowski on his readiness to play football.

Patriots Ground Falcons In Prime Time by Gary Wolff – Sep 30th, 2013
The New England Patriots traveled to Atlanta and did what rarely has been done since Matt Ryan has led the Falcons. The Patriots won the game 30 – 23.

Aqib Talib – “Area 31” by Tim Dillon – Sep 30th, 2013

"Darrelle Revis gets his own island, and Richard Sherman gets his own soap box to taunt from. After the spectacle put on by New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib during Sunday night’s game in Atlanta, Talib earned his own territory, “Area 31.”"

Sep 8, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Jills cheerleaders perform during a stoppage in play during the second half of a game against the New England Patriots at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Patriots beat the Bills 23 to 21. Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

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