The Patriot Way – New England Patriots News 10/3


New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) and tight end Rob Gronkowski (87 Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Will this be the week that the Gronk returns to action?  New England Patriots fans would surely love to see big Rob Gronkowski return to the field this week.  With the team at 4-0 and  improving each week, there isn’t a sense of urgency to get Gronkowski back on the field.  Personally, as much as I love watching him play, I’m in favor of him taking as many weeks as needed to get to full strength and full confidence.  If Gronkowski has trepidation, I suspect is regarding his forearm and not his back.

He’s dealt with a similar back injury before, in his college years, and clearly, based on his production with the Patriots, he recovered 100% from that injury.  His forearm however, is a tricky thing.  He already had it break a second time within minutes of returning to action from the original injury.

He’s got to have at least some fear and doubt about his arm.  If it breaks again, will his career be in jeopardy?  Certainly his season would be all but over.  I’ll be holding my breath for the first few downs, and the first few games for sure, when Rob returns.

If we don’t see the Gronk this week, we are likely to see more of rookie Josh Boyce, the status of fellow rookie Aaron Dobson is in doubt after a scary collision last week where his neck got twisted violently.  From all accounts, he’s fine, but sore, and he may need another week to recover fully.

Is your coffee hot?  It’s time to get caught up on The Patriot Way.

Belichick blunt on Blount’s impact by Mike Reiss
Patriots coach Bill Belichick was a bit chippy during his Wednesday morning news conference, and we liked it.

Patriots – Bengals Trends & Stats From Behind Enemy Lines by Josh Kirkendall
Read the many interesting steaks, stats, facts, and trends regarding the New England Patriots Game Vs The Cincinnati Bengals

Stevan Ridley Injury News – Not Serious by Jeff Howe

"Ridley was listed on the injury report with a knee ailment, but a source described it as more of a lower thigh bruise. It stiffened up this morning, so he was kept out of practice to get extra treatment. Again, it’s not considered serious."

New England Patriots Injury Report
New England Patriots Official Website
17 Patriots were limited in practice on Wednesday, and Stevan Ridley did not participate.

Vince Wilfork Surgery A Success by Celia Westbrook
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.

Joe Vellano Steps Into The Spotlight
My Fun Life Blog by Gary Wolff
Enter Joe Vellano. Joe Vellano is an undrafted rookie out of the University of Maryland. In the preseason, it was clear he was a player as he stood his ground against double teams consistently. At 6-2, 306 pounds he has only average size for his position. Yet he appears to have great strength and leverage, and he will get his chance to show it off.

Matt Light Speaks About Aaron Hernandez by Nick O’Malley
In the days following the arrest of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez for murder chargers, former Patriots tackle Matt Light was first and only player to break the silence surrounding his former teammate.

Mandatory Credit: Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots Cheerleader Jensine– Learn some fun facts about Jensine

NOTE: Serious Patriots fans tune into ‘The Patriot Way’ news summary every morning to stay current with the news and stories about the New England Patriots. If you enjoy ‘The Patriot Way’, please refer others to tune in here

Also, be sure to visit us on Facebook!