Titans pose tough challenge
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Nick, why did you feel compelled to answer every last question concerning Lawyer Milloy last week when they were basically all the same? Did it supply you with enough opportunities to rip your nemesis evil Bill Belichick and praise executive of the year Tom Donahoe?
Bob in NH, Amherst, NH
A: I feel compelled to answer as many questions as possible.
Nick, What is the status of Rosie Colvin. A partial hip dislocation sounds rather serious. Will we see him back soon or will this be a season long injury? Thanks, Joe
Joe Sawhill, des moines iowa
A: Obviously it is serious. The partial dislocation caused a fracture and he's out for the season. They can all put any spin they want on it, until we see him on the field playing at the same speed he did prior to the injury, I won't be convinced about his future.
I hate it when a player holds out for more money when they signed a contract. Same goes with the Patriots, they signed the contract live up to it. They obviously underestimated Lawyer Milloy's market value. I predict that the record will show that the Pats let 2 hall-of-famers, a super bowl(s) and a bunch of fans slip off to a divisional rival.
Jim Abbott, Orrington
A: You're probably right Jim. I'm not sure about the fans slipping off to become Bills fans. I think we saw some of that in the first game, but that was out of the emotion of the moment.
I have wondering about this particular Tom Brady question for quite some time now. Wouldn't it be a good idea for him to do a lot of personal training/speed work in the off season? It seems like him and Donovan McNabb need to flip-flop workouts (McNabb needs to learn how to pass, and Brady to run). Brady really needs to learn how to be more elusive, because Brady can't be counted on to run for the first down if needed.
A: Tom works harder than anyone in the off season. I think his footwork is very good. He can move enough to get out of harms way. He's not going to be a runner like McNabb or a Grogan because he doesn't have that type of natural speed. The Patriots had a terrific speed coach in Mike Morris, who they let go. Mike is now making the Bucs faster.
Nick Before the season started I marked W and L on my Patriots calendar near each game trying to predict how they would finish for the season. I came up with a record of 12-4 with their 4 losses coming @ Philly, Tenn, @ Miami and @ Denver. So after week 8 I have them at 5-3 do you think I am way off on my prediction, right on or somewhere in between? I did have them @ 1-1 after 2 games I just had the W and L flip flopped! I also have them winning the final 7 games of the season.
Adam Tyson, Leeds, MA Continued...