Hernandez disputes Globe report Curran gives the facts as he knows them, and questions the assertations of both sides, including the Pats: But all is done in a JOURALISTIC way, with an eye to sorting out what is what. Questioning the Pats/Hernandez statement AND the reported abuses in an unbaised way. Super job, Mr. Tom E. His other article on Comcast SportsNet | CSNNE.com had a media-centric statement that was interesting (the tendency of the media to decide why the Pats (or any sports team) does something and then judge whether those reasons made sense or not. in: Patriots already looking to the 2011 draft Curran says: Whoa, hold on, Tom. Is this what the Patriots thought? Or is this what the media and fans decided was what they thought? Along with everyone else, I agreed that if there were a rookie wage scale, this would be a tremendous coup, that does not mean it was the Patriots reason for doing it. Also, (Truth in Posting Alert - I go into HOMER mode here), even if that WAS the Pats hope, why is it a mistake to trade the 2010 second for a 2011 first? Ty Warren, Jerod Mayo, and Vince Wilfork came from going for next year's #1 rather than this year's #2. The two main complaints I hear about the Pats in fandom and in the media are that: 1. The Pats trade down to amass more picks rather than trading up for an impact player, and 2. They keep trading third round picks for second round picks, and second round picks for first rounders. It doesn't take too long to see that these two statements are mutally contradictory. All this said, of all the writers covering the Pats, I like Curran and Reiss the best. Reiss has been often criticized as a house man whenever he writes something favorable, but he also hammers them when he sees it (he is still harping on the handing of Asante Samuel). Both lean more toward facts and substance than flash, sizzle and controversy. Both can praise without fawning, and criticize without going on a witch hunt. I liked Curran at ProJo and Reiss at MetroWest, I liked them at NBCsports and the Globe, and I like them at CSNNE.com and ESPNBoston.com I don't like all their stuff, but I don't like anyone's everything (even my own), but I do think they are the best sports writers around.