Archive for September 17th, 2010

Patriots Mayo Isn’t Buying into Revis Being Injured

One bit of news that came out yesterday was the fact that defensive back Darrelle Revis was limited in practice on Thursday after experiencing tightness in his hamstring.  He’s expected to play Sunday, but linebacker Jerod Mayo was on the Dennis & Callahan show on WEEI Friday morning, and thinks that this news was likely a decoy by the Jets and isn’t buying into Revis being injured.

When it was suggested that Darrelle Revis is faking the hamstring injury that appears on the Jets’ injury report, Mayo agreed. “When I saw that story, I thought the same thing. Look, he’s healthy, he’s 100 percent healthy. I’m not buying into that.”

Asked if Mayo would want the Jets to know if the Patriot wasn’t at full strength, Mayo said: “I wouldn’t want anybody to know. For him to come out looking like that, it’s just a decoy. So then everybody can be like, even if he goes out and has a great game, everybody will be like, ‘Oh, he’s the greatest, he has a tender hamstring, he’s coming out, running back sticks and stuff like that. I’m not buying into that.”

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War Of Words Between Bruschi & Ryan on QB Sanchez

Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi fired a shot at Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez yesterday, saying that when the game is on the line that Sanchez “tanks it”, calling him a “front runner”.

“When Sanchez gets going and things are going well, I think he’s a great quarterback,” said Bruschi.  His attitude is infectious. He’s a leader of that team.  But when things go bad I think he tanks it.  Right now I see Mark Sanchez as a front-runner, and that’s not something that you want at that quarterback position.”

Jets head coach Rex Ryan disagreed with that assessment, and fired back at Bruschi’s comments in Sanchez’ defense yesterday.

“I respect the heck out of Tedy Bruschi. No question. But I think he would have a different opinion if he was here every day,” Ryan said. “Just because of the way [Sanchez] leads on the practice field. The personality he has. What [Bruschi] says about him when we get ahead, that’s how he is every day here on the practice field.
 
“It never went our way on Monday night, but I would definitely not put Mark in a front-running category. He’s a competitor. I think Bruschi would have loved to have played with him.”

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There are 32 people out there this morning that are likely very big Brandon Tate fans, as he provided a gift for them thanks to his 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to start the third quarter last Sunday. 

During Labor Day weekend, the Mastria Auto Group in Massachusetts offered its customers a chance to take home a new car, and any customer who purchased and took delivery of a new or pre-owned vehicle during the holiday weekend had a chance to win $5,000 if one of the New England Patriots returned an opening kickoff for a touchdown in the season opener. 

Tate did that, and thanks to him each of those people now have a bunch of spending money.

“This promotion has been so exciting for everyone in the Mastria community,” said Rick Mastria, President of Mastria Auto Group. “We designed this promotion in the hopes that we could give back to our customers and that is exactly what has happened.”
 
“We are huge fans of the Patriots, so getting an opening day win combined with giving back $160,000 to the lucky 32 customers that participated in this promotion, we could not be more thrilled,” said Mastria.

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