The Patriot Way – New England Patriots News 10/8


Dec 30, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) celebrates after scoring a touchdown Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Week 6 has been the week targeted by the Gronkowski camp to see the return of Rob Gronkowski. If he does play this week, he will see first hand the tight end who took his place as the best tight end in the league, Jimmy Graham of the New Orleans Saints.

Sean Payton and Drew Brees come marching into Foxboro on Sunday, October 13th. This will be a tough game for the Patriots. The Saints defense is playing outstanding football, and the Saints offense is as dynamic and explosive as there is in the league. The Patriots got destroyed by the Saints in the New Orleans Superdome a few years ago at their last meeting. Brady was harassed endlessly and had a horrible game. This one of course is on his home turf, and Brady will have to play his best game of the year for the Patriots to earn a victory in this contest. The Patriots should rebound off a dismal offensive performance against a tough Cincinnati defense. The Saints will come in confident after dominating a physical Chicago club last week on the road to remain undefeated, standing at 5-0. I’m not sure who I will pick yet in this one. Tune in Thursday to get my pick. Hopefully by then we’ll know more about Rob Gronkowski’s status and the extent of Tommy Kelly’s injury.

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New England Patriots Recent Transactions
New England Patriots Official Website
The Patriots made a couple roster moves this week, including the resigning of Marquise Cole, again.

Patiots Defense Laments Missed Plays Late In Game by Tom Curran
The overall performance of the Patriots defense was very good, especially considering it was their first post-Wilfork effort. But the play that extended the Bengals drive – a third-and-15 throw from Andy Dalton to Marvin Jones that brought the ball from the Cincy 2-yard line out to the 30 had players shaking their heads.

Patriots and Football Ratings Trump Baseball by Mike Reiss
In his weekly interview on sports radio WEEI on Monday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked if he is a fan of the Boston Red Sox, and if he follows the baseball playoffs. He didn’t hesitate.

Tom Brady Says Patriots Need Rob Gronkowski, Other Injured Pieces Back to ‘See What We Can Really Do’ on Offense by Doug Kyed
Tom Brady was very realistic in his weekly appearance on Dennis & Callahan. He didn’t try to act like the Patriots could fire on all cylinders until all the injured pieces are back on offense.

Alfonzo Dennard Court Date Changed Again
Boston Herald by Jeff Howe
Dennard was scheduled to be in Lancaster County Court in Lincoln, Neb., for a hearing that stemmed from his July arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence. However, a judge issued a continuance on Sept. 20 to push his appearance to Nov. 13.

Jets Beat Falcons On Last Second Field Goal
The New York Jets have a Folk hero in New York! The team is now 3-2 under rookie quarterback Geno Smith, and they are gaining confidence every week. See video highlights of their victory over the Falcons.

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