June 30, 2008
The Attleboro Sun Chronicle reports that Patriots defensive back Willie Andrews, who was arrested in February for possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon by Mansfield, Mass., police after allegedly pointed a 9-mm handgun at his girlfriend's head after she accused him of cheating on her.
Read the entire story here.
Posted by Art Martone at 4:21 PM | Permalink
February 5, 2008
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) - New England Patriots defensive back Willie Andrews was arrested during a traffic stop Tuesday on charges of possession of marijuana and driving an unregistered motor vehicle.
The morning arrest came one day after the team returned from Arizona, where the New York Giants upset New England 17-14 in the Super Bowl to end the Patriots' perfect season.
Andrews was to be arraigned Tuesday in Lowell District Court, said Corey Welford, a spokesman for the Middlesex district attorney. Welford did not have further details, and a call to the Patriots was not immediately returned.
Andrews completed his second year with the Patriots, spending time on special teams return and coverage units. He scored his first NFL touchdown in October on a 77-yard kickoff return against the Miami Dolphins.
The 24-year-old player from Longview, Texas, was drafted in the seventh round out of Baylor in 2006.
Posted by Mike McDermott at 2:13 PM | Permalink
November 25, 2007
FOXBORO -- Asante Samuel became the 20th -- that's right, 20th -- New England player to score a touchdown this season when he returned an interception 40 yards for a score in the opening minutes against the Eagles.
He joins Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Benjamin Watson, Sammy Morris, Donte Stallworth, Kyle Brady, Tom Brady, Kyle Eckel, Ellis Hobbs, Mike Vrabel, Willie Andrews, Matt Cassel, Rosevelt Colvin, Heath Evans, Kevin Faulk, Jabar Gaffney, Randall Gay, Laurence Maroney, and Adalius Thomas in getting into the end zone for the Patriots.
The NFL record for most players scoring in a season is 21, shared by the 2000 Denver Broncos and the 1987 Los Angeles Rams.
-- JIM DONALDSON
Posted by Jim Donaldson at 10:06 PM | Permalink
October 21, 2007
Tom Brady threw a Patriots franchise record six touchdown passes, five of them in the first half, as the 7-0 New England Patriots rolled over the 0-7 Miami Dolphins, 49-28, today in Miami. The win gave the Patriots their best start in franchise history.
Brady threw two touchdowns each to Randy Moss and Wes Welker, and one each to Donte Stallworth and Kyle Brady. He did not throw an interception, leaving him with 27 touchdowns and two interceptions on the season so far. He completed 21 of 25 passes for 354 yards.
Brady left the game after completing New England's final drive of the third quarter, but returned after backup Matt Cassel -- on just his third play of the game -- threw an interception that Jason Taylor returned for a Miami touchdown, making the score 42-21. Brady promptly led the Patriots on a four-play, 59-yard drive that ended in a 16-yard touchdown toss to Welker.
Third-string quarterback Matt Gutierrez finished things up for the Patriots.
Willie Andrews, a second-year backup cornerback, had his proudest moment as a pro, returning a short kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter, after Miami had pulled to within 14-7. It was Andrews' first NFL touchdown.
Projo.com will have much more Patriots coverage all night long. We'll post game reports from Miami as we get them, with our full report online by about 8:30 tonight. We'll also bring you a gallery of Glenn Osmundson's photos.
For now, we invite you to answer this question: Were the Patriots trying to humiliate the Dolphins today?
Posted by Mike McDermott at 4:05 PM | Permalink
MIAMI -- Willie Andrews isn't resting on his laurels.
Having returned a kickoff 77 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter, he downed a Chris Hanson punt on the Miami 1-yard line with a little more than four minutes to go 'til halftime.
Posted by Jim Donaldson at 2:17 PM | Permalink
Journal photo / Glenn Osmundson
Willie Andrews on his way to a 77-yard kickoff-return touchdown in the second quarter.
MIAMI -- Willie Andrews, a seventh-round pick of the Pats last year out of Baylor, has been a regular on special teams.
But he's better known for making tackles than breaking them.
Andrews tied for the team lead in special-team tackles last season as a rookie, with 15.
He didn't return a kickoff until the Monday Night Game in Cincinnati three weeks ago, when he had a 24-yarder in the second quarter.
Today's 77-yard return, off a short kickoff by the Dolphins' Jay Feely, was only the second KO return of Andrews' NFL career.
Posted by Jim Donaldson at 1:50 PM | Permalink
MIAMI -- Willie Andrews' 77-yard kickoff return for a touchdown was the second KO return the Pats have had this season. Ellis Hobbs had an NFL-record, 108-yard TD return against the Jets in the season opener. The last time the Pats had two KO returns for TDs in a season was in 2002, when Kevin Faulk ran two back for scores.
The last time two different Patriots returned kickoffs for TDs was in 1961, when Ron Burton and Larry Garron did it.
In 1977, Raymond Clayborn set a franchise record by returning three KOs for TDs.
Posted by Jim Donaldson at 1:44 PM | Permalink