The Patriots have had their fair share of struggles against teams with good running backs, but the problems they've had in the passing game are more of a cause for concern. New England will field a group of replacement players on Sunday; journeymen not wanted by other teams, and a couple of newbies in the defensive backfield. The real battle is about stopping the pass so the line can focus on LT.
January 14, 2007
The New England Patriots placed Eugene Wilson on IR earlier this week and signed veteran DB Ray Mickens to take his spot. While Wilson was out, the Patriots used a variety of players to fill his shoes. Now they hope the venerable Mickens has enough knowledge and experience in the Patriots system to fit in when they need him.
December 6, 2006
December 4, 2006