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Mut, Chris and Steve talk about Thursday night's win over the division-rival Jets. Tom Brady played well. Amendola had a big TD catch. But the run defense was porous and the Pats got dominated in time of possession. How much of this is the result of Jerod Mayo's loss. Also, Tommy Kelly was brought up and what the team is (or isn't) missing from his presence.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
whiff on three of them – safety Pat Chung (34th overall), defensive lineman Ron Brace (40th overall), cornerback Darius Butler (41st overall) -- with tackle Sebastian Vollmer (58th overall) the saving grace of the class. But they were able to rebound
be another story, and the history there is scary for the Pats . McCourty, Chung, Dowling, Terrence Wheatley and Darius Butler were all taken in the first two rounds. McCourty was an All-Pro cornerback as a rookie but has regressed since, while
Week 15), and the defense has been mostly dreadful (19th in the NFL against the pass despite a good season from Darius Butler , 30th against the run). Why the Pats don't match up well: Emotion can be an X-factor, so don’t overlook
third-quarter 17-yard screen catch that could have very easily been a two-yard loss without the receiver shaking off a Darius Butler tackle. Valley: Ignoring the obvious injury, there was actually one drop that shouldn't have been on Sunday
second round) and Jonathan Wilhite (fourth round). 2009: Safety Patrick Chung (second round) and cornerback Darius Butler (second round). 2010: Cornerback Devin McCourty (first round). 2011: Cornerback Ras-I Dowling (second round
Boo this man... Ã° » — Sidney Rice (@sidneyrice) September 19, 2014 This press conference is pointless — Darius Butler (@DariusJButler) September 19, 2014 Anyone who thinks this press conference was going to be productive, shame
warned reporters ‘ Don’ t come by 28′ s locker.’ Steve Gregory had the digits the last two seasons, and Darius Butler before that. 29: Running back Roy Finch — Running back LeGarrette Blount had it last season. It was also recently worn by defensive
Patriots have had 22 picks in the top 50. Six were defensive backs ( Eugene Wilson , Brandon Meriweather , Patrick Chung , Darius Butler , Devin McCourty and Ras-I Dowling ); five were defensive linemen ( Richard Seymour , Ty Warren , Vince Wilfork
and allow New England to make the Colts a one-dimensional team. 2. Wide receiver Julian Edelman against cornerback Darius Butler : The Colts have the same dilemma when it comes to Edelman. Butler — the former New England corner — has done well
Here’s the rest of Brady’s presser Tuesday at Gillette Stadium : Q: What do you think about your former teammate Darius Butler and the job he’ s done for their defense? TB: He’ s done a great job. I always had a