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COMMENTARY| Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi was recently voted in as the newest member of the team's Hall of Fame. While his induction is richly deserved, it also raises the question of who else deserves the same honor, as there appears to be some key players missing.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Thursday that he wasn't surprised by Wes Welker's free-agent defection to the Denver Broncos, since he understands the nature of the business.
Tom Brady likes what he's seen from Danny Amendola so far, but he won't be comparing Amendola to his pal Wes Welker any time soon.
In his 13-year career, Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher established himself as one of the greatest NFL players of the new millennium. And when he officially retired on Wednesday, it got people thinking about his legacy. A Super Bowl appearance, 180 regular-season starts, 41.5 sacks, 22 interceptions, 1,052 solo tackles, eight Pro Bowls, four First-Team All-Pro nominations, and his status as one of the few players to rack up the AP's Defensive Rookie of the Year (2000) and Defensive Player of the Year (2005) awards all will likely lead Urlacher to the Pro Football Hall of Fame sooner than later. That said -- and this happens to every great player -- there are those moments one would rather forget. When Urlacher called into the Dan Patrick Show on Wednesday morning, Patrick went through many of Urlacher's great moments, and then got him to remember one of the goofier plays of the 2006 season -- which may have been Urlacher's best. When Patrick asked Urlacher, "Who was the quarterback or running back you didn't get, and you really wanted to?" it didn't take Urlacher long to remember one particularly embarrassing play against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. It was Week 12 of the 2006 season, and Brady -- who will hardly go down as the most mobile quarterback of all time -- managed to elude Urlacher in the open field on a fourth-quarter scramble. As you can see in the video above, it was an atypical play for several reasons. "Brady always kicked our butts -- I don't think we ever beat [New England] when Tom Brady was the starting quarterback," Urlacher remembered. "He juked me out of my shoes in 2006." As Patrick said, "Every white guy who couldn't move loved that play, because it was Brady who was doing it." "Man, he really got me, and he's one of the best of all time," Urlacher concluded. "There were just some guys I had a hard time with." Not too many, but Urlacher also remembered his first experience against Minnesota Vikings superstar back Adrian Peterson, which did not go well at all for the veteran linebacker. It was Week 5 of the 2007 season, and Urlacher said something that got up Peterson's nose. He soon found out that it was a bad place to be.
At this rate, Scarlet Knights will have overrun the lighthouse at Gillette Stadium by minicamp.
The Jaguars picked up yet another former Patriots player this week.
Sean Payton has taken over the title as America's highest-paid coach.
Michael Felger and Gary Tanguay discuss the possibility of Boston/Providence hosting a future Super Bowl.
New England Patriots’ Danny Amendola Facing Unfair Comparisons to Wes Welker (Yahoo! Contributor Network)Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
COMMENTARY| The 2013 NFL season will be full of changes for the New England Patriots, who overhauled their wide receiver corps during the offseason, highlighted by free agent Danny Amendola replacing the departed Wes Welker. Although Amendola has yet to have an official pass thrown his way in Foxboro, he is already experiencing unfair comparisons to his predecessor.
The Houston Texans have been methodically improving since 2007. Their chore now? Breaking through against the AFC elite.