Hypothetical Gronk situation

This could have easily  been what happened. Gronk has had two surgeries on his back. During his rehabilitation from the second surgery he was told – you have back issues, do not expect to be pain-free. He has been managing his back pain ever since. This season there have been multiple times that he looked…

Gronk hurts his back and people are losing their minds

What the heck is going on? Rob Gronkowski tweaks his back and Tom E Curran says it may be time for the Patriots to re-evaluate their relationship with him? I was planning on writing about spine injuries but now I’m a little bit fired up. You know what, I think I need to talk to him…

Tom Brady knee injury

Two weeks ago Tom Brady took Kam Chancellor‘s helmet to his right leg. He visibly limped to the podium for his postgame press conference. The next week he underwent treatment with his body guru Alex Guerrero and was able to stay off of the injury report and travel to San Francisco. At the time, the Patriots downplayed…

Pats injury update

It’s officially that time in the season when teams start to feel the drain of 12 weeks of hard hits and tackles building up. Tom Brady acknowledged this when asked about his health during Friday’s press conference “It’s just bumps and bruises like everybody else. It’s a tough time of year. A lot of guys have…

The Patriots are working hard to decrease injuries – is it making a difference?

On January 27, 2016, Bill Belichick fired longtime strength and conditioning coach Harold Nash in response to a rash of Patriots player injuries. Assistant strength and conditioning coach Moses Cabrera was promoted to take his place. At the time, Belichick commented on the process of evaluating team injuries and strength and conditioning staff performance. “We evaluate…

Keep calling Dion Lewis injury-prone

Patriots running back Dion Lewis returned to the practice field this week after an ACL tear that sidelined him for almost a year. This news brought a tremendous amount of excitement to the Pats fanbase. New England media welcomed the return of the elusive running back, but told fans to take caution – Dion Lewis…

Patriots look not to level, but to harden the playing field

(Image credit to Patriots.com) Last week the Patriots organization made changes to the turf at Gillette Stadium. This is not the first time that the team has changed it’s playing surface during the season. In 2006, after a particularly wet and sloppy home loss to the Jets, they ripped up the natural grass field and…

What’s up with Julian Edelman?

There is no doubt about it –  Julian Edelman is a gamechanger for the Patriots. The wide receiver broke his left foot in week 10 last year while playing against the Giants and did not return until the divisional round of the playoffs. The Patriots offense felt his absence in a very palpable way. In…

The HIGH ankle sprain.

  New England Patriots TE Martellus Bennett went down early in Sunday’s game on this blocking play. The New England fan base held it’s breath — would we ever get to see the powerful triumvirate of a healthy Bennett, Gronkowski, and Brady on the field together? The above replay on this injury isn’t ideal because the injury…