December 6, 2007
For the Patriots:
S Rashad Baker - ankle
QB Tom Brady - right shoulder
G Stephen Neal - shoulder
DL Ty Warren - thigh
*This is the first report of the week for New England, as they did not practice yesterday. Brady was the only player on the team's last injury report, last Friday.
For the Steelers:
Did Not Participate
S Troy Polamalu - knee
RB Najeh Davenport - foot
*Polamalu was not on yesterday's report; WR Hines Ward, who did not practice yesterday (coach's decision), is not listed today.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 4:24 PM | Permalink
November 29, 2007
All-around good guy Ty Warren recently re-launched his personal website, and in addition to audio blogs from Ty and slick graphics, he's going to feature monthly giveaways like autographed items.
But from now until Dec. 12, you can logon to tywarren94.com and enter to win a pair of tickets to Super Bowl XLII in Arizona. You can enter the random drawing as many times as you'd like -- just as, as he says on the front page, you can vote for him to go to the Pro Bowl.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 9:08 PM | Permalink
September 23, 2007
On if the offense being good makes his job on defense easier
It makes it easy on us, I’ll tell you that. We were just worried about getting the Bills offense off the field and letting Tom Brady take care of them.
On if the defense was prepared for what the Bills were going to do
What I’m saying is just because you’re wearing a red shirt one week doesn’t mean you’ll be wearing that next week. That’s all I’m saying. They came out and did some different things to try to defeat what we try to do and obviously we’ve had some success here in the past and in the previous two weeks and they tried to defend what we did then by throwing some misdirections and some plays with the running back, [Marshawn] Lynch. He’s very explosive. They tried to use what we do to their advantage. That’s all I’m trying to say. Not that we weren’t prepared, because we make [adjustments] every week. We make them on the sideline and we made them at halftime. We were definitely prepared for what we saw previous to this game.
On if the team might get used to beating teams by this much
Well, like I said, I think we made some adjustments. The offense, they had a great game. The special teams were good, too. All those guys on special teams did a good job of stopping them and giving us good field position to work with. They were able to stop them on the shorter field. I think other than that long drive that every part of the game complimented each other.
On limiting the other team’s rushing attack
I think it definitely starts up front when it comes to stopping the run. They had a couple of runs where they squirted through with some misdirections and we had a problem stopping those, but I definitely think it starts up front. When things aren’t going well up front, there’s a trickle-down effect, so we definitely take pride in that. We’re not where we want to be, I’ll tell you that. We’ve got to do what we’ve got to do to get to where we want to be. We’ve got a tough opponent coming up in Cincinnati on Monday night and go from there.
Posted by Art Martone at 7:41 PM | Permalink
September 21, 2007
Hey all --
The atmosphere at Gillette today is fairly relaxed, as New England puts its finishing touches on its preparations for Buffalo.
Bill Belichick was asked for his reaction to the NFL deciding to take no further action against the Patriots after the team handed over videos and notes on opposing teams dating back to 2000; the league destroyed the items.
Not surprisingly, Belichick said his only reaction had to do with how his team was doing to get ready for Buffalo.
But the coach did give some praise to Bills' rookie linebacker Paul Posluszny, Patriots safety James Sanders and backup defensive lineman Santonio Thomas, who is seeing his first game action as a professional after spending most of the last two years on the practice squad.
"Like Vince (Wilfork) and Kareem (Brown), all the defensive linemen from Miami, its a different system than what we do here," Belichick said. "(But) he never stops working and trying to get better."
Belichick was at his best when he was asked about the fullback position, and how it has changed over the years in the NFL. He said that the I-formation is really the reason that the fullback has become a blocker, whereas years ago, Jim Brown was listed as a fullback.
In the locker room, Wilfork's old Miami jersey was hanging in Ty Warren's locker, as Wilfork's Hurricanes upset Warren's Texas A&M Aggies last night. There was also more tape-basketball, with Wes Welker draining at least five in a row at one point, and Laurence Maroney howling when he noticed that the trash can "hoop" had been pushed back a few feet.
We'll post the injury/participation report as soon as we can, and then unless there's breaking news, we'll be back on Sunday morning.
Posted by Shalise Manza Young at 12:46 PM | Permalink