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in the year: On defense, the Patriots lost Pro Bowlers Vince Wilfork and Jerod Mayo , as well as solid run-stuffer Tommy Kelly , all relatively early in the season to season-ending injuries. In their place, New England has gotten contributions from
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New England has allowed an average of 154.75 yards per game on the ground. The loss of fellow defensive lineman Tommy Kelly and linebacker Jerod Mayo to season-ending injuries has added to the drama -- entering Monday’s game, the Patriots
some are personnel issues (it’s now evident the Patriots really miss big bodies up front like Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly ). But Sunday, it was increasingly evident that the New England run defense is an issue. The Texans
impressive considering who the Patriots have lost to injury through the first 11 games: Vince Wilfork , Jerod Mayo , Tommy Kelly and Sebastian Vollmer have all gone on season-ending injured reserve, while Danny Amendola has missed four games, Rob Gronkowski
side of the ball from players who were clearly not at 100 percent. For a unit without Vince Wilfork , Jerod Mayo and Tommy Kelly (and starting safety Steve Gregory , who was out Sunday night), it was the sort of effort
secondaries on the league. While the rest of the defensive levels suffered massive injury losses -- Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly on the defensive line and Jerod Mayo at linebacker -- the secondary led the way, helping New England become one
of training camp. That’s when he was picked up by the Patriots, and with the run of injuries to Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly , he’s managed to carve out an impressive niche in New England with five sacks through the first
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struggled to replace him since he first went down with concussion issues in 2010 — Jonathan Fanene , Armond Armstead and Tommy Kelly has been a few of the potential replacements the Patriots have tried to utilize, but no one was able to fit the system
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stern test for a New England run defense that has struggled over the last month-plus after losing Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly to season-ending injuries. 3. Newton is starting to click. The light is apparently come on for Newton, who is in the midst
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
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Tom Brady joined the show fresh off the teams 9th win of the season in Houston. He dismissed Antonio Smith's spying allegations and told the guys he has already moved on.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
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Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
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Jackie Mac joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo, the Celtics, and the Jacoby Ellsbury deal with the Yankees.
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Mut and Merloni react to former Red Sox OF Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the Yankees.
We check in with ESPN's great play-by-play man Mike Tirico for a look around the NFL, and a preview of Pats/Browns.
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