A .500 Bill due in Foxborough
Page 13 of 18 -- A: Fox has had a rough go of it, baseball and football.
Nick, Would you please give us an update on the following players and some kind of return date. Johnson, Washington, Vrabel, Jones, Neal, Law, and I know he's out for the year but, is there any update on Colvin. Thanks.
-- Dan Eckman, Winthrop
A: The only thing we see is that Johnson and Washington have their casts off. Vrabel got in there last week for a few plays, Neal needs more time, and Law is in a cast. I think Law is next week, maybe. Johnson and Washington after the bye. No word on Colvin. Keeping that one real quiet.
Nick, Here's part of your response from last week's episode of "Ask Nick" regarding Eugene Wilson replacing Lawyer Milloy: "And it has worked out OK after six games, but don't forget that first Bills game. If they don't win their division by a game or make the wild-card by a game, or don't get home field advantage, you can blame that game." So you feel the blowout Week 1 loss to Buffalo was a more winnable game than the Week 4 loss at Washington? I didn't think so. Nick, if the Patriots miss out on the playoffs by one game the only people whining about the loss at Buffalo will be people with an unhealthy anti-Belichick fixation.
-- Patrick, North Andover
A: Why? The Patriots were completely healthy for Buffalo. They had an All-Star team out there and got beat 31-0. "Unhealthy anti-Belichick fixation?" I just named the guy the coach of the year for the first half. You've got to do a better job reading, Patrick. Are you still reading my stuff from the 5-11 season?
Do you think that the offensive coordinating skill of the New England Patriots takes away from Tom Brady's potential offensive ability or is offense coordinated around his limited offensive ability? With that would you rank Tom Brady as one of the top QB's in the league.
-- Ernest DuBose, Boston
A: Weis discovered Brady, so I'm sure he calls plays that improve Tom's chances of making a play. And yes, he is one of the top QB's in the league.
What in the world happened with that coin toss in the Miami game? When the referee flipped it, the Pats started saying they'd receive and the Dolphins started saying which goal they'd defend. About the only person who thought the Dolphins won the toss was that genius of a referee. Any word on his excuse as to what happened?
-- Stephen Higgs, The Bahamas
A: Brady said the ref inadvertently turned his wrist over when he showed it to the players. Continued...