New York state of mind
Page 7 of 19 -- -- Richelle, Needham
A: Can't we just leave it alone? I think it's just fine. I wish these whiners (not you Richelle) would stop.
Nick, Maybe I have missed the boat with announcements and research but can you tell me what the situation with Rosevelt Colvin looks like for injury/contract duration? Can he come back for the regular season or a playoff run or does his injury or status prevent that?
-- Chet Swiszcz, Taunton
A: Chet, Once you're on injured reserve, you're gone for the entire season. Playoffs included.
In response to Gary Roberts' suggestion for a "name" for our defense: How about the "Band of Teds?" It used to be the "Law Office," with Ty Law and Lawyer Milloy, but now we've got Bruschi, Johnson, and Washington, all Teds.
-- Jay Bennett, Somerville
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Nick, I really enjoy the mailbag and the intelligent dialogue that it inspires. Wouldn't it be beneficial for the development of Rohan Davey to have him play a series or two now that the season is winding down? This would give Brady a rest, and provide Davey with some much needed game experience. I realize that this is not a common practice in the NFL, but why not "dare to be different?"
-- Mark Nemeskal, Swampscott
A: It's a good point, Mark, and if the games are in hand early, I think we may see that scenario. I mean, I doubt he would appear in the first three quarters. And last week vs. Jacksonville he was the third quarterback.
Hi, Nick. I look forward to reading your column and comments from other Pats fans. I share some of the same concerns and questions asked weekly. This question might be a long shot. Would you know (or any of the fans) how would I find the Rams/Pats taping of the entire Super Bowl XXXVI in other words, the actual game. I already have the Pats Super Bowl video from NFL films but the entire game would be nice. Hopefully, someone could point me in the right direction.
-- Stan Nelson, Boston
A: Who can help Stan?
What up, Nick. First, I have a bone to pick. Everyone's calling the Patriots the next football dynasty, but that is absolutely ludicrous. The Patriots won 1 Super Bowl in recent years, and just because they're the No. 1 seed doesn't mean they automatically win the Super Bowl. If you remember a couple years ago, no one expected the Patriots to beat a good No. 1 Steelers team, but we beat them on the road with special teams. So please I just ask all you Pats fans to not bring our Red Sox mentality into football and jump the gun by calling the Pats a dynasty. Second of all I would like to talk about the Patriots drafting Steven Jackson from Oregon St. He is Belichick's type of back with the power and speed he has. He's mostly Belichick's player though because of the undying passion for the game, and the hard work and preparation he puts in. I know being on the East Coast most Pats personnel don't watch Oregon St. games, but with the first round picks do you think it's a possibility that they could get Steven Jackson? Thanks, Nick.