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Running With Purpose

Running With Purpose

CNNSI.com Updated Oct 2, 2012
Will the Patriots rush their way to the playoffs? Chris Burke delivers his Second Read observations from Week 4, including J'Marcus Webb's turnaround, the 49ers' dominance and more.
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  • Cleveland ’95 special more about Belichick than the Browns

    Cleveland ’95 special more about Belichick than the Browns

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    In  2011, NFL Films launched its remarkable A Football Life series with a two-part study of Patriots coach Bill Belichick.  The next episode, which focuses on the ’95 Browns, should more accurately be regarded as a Belichick prequel. The study of the
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  • Tuesday John Murphy Show

    Tuesday John Murphy Show

    buffalobills.com Oct 2, 2012
    Rookie Shawn Powell made his NFL debut last Sunday against the Patriots and did pretty well.  Tonight, he joins us on The John Murphy Show at 7:20pm to talk about his game, and his route to the Bills. At 8pm, we’ll be live on the air with author Kevin
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  • Dolphins add WR Gaffney, cut Naanee

    Dolphins add WR Gaffney, cut Naanee

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    The Miami Dolphins pulled off a wide-receiver swap on Tuesday. Miami signed veteran receiver Jabar Gaffney and cut the struggling Legedu Naanee. Miami visited with Gaffney when he was released this summer by the New England Patriots. The Dolphins kept G…
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  • Patriots DC sees no issue with Peyton Manning’s arm

    Patriots DC sees no issue with Peyton Manning’s arm

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    With the subject of Peyton Manning’s arm strength all the rage, Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia chimed in Tuesday, saying he couldn’t see anything wrong with it. Granted, it’s not as if he’d watch film with his boss Bill Belichick and
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  • Mario: missed tackles cost us

    Mario: missed tackles cost us

    buffalobills.com Oct 2, 2012
    After reviewing the game tape on Monday DE Mario Williams cited one area of the defensive effort that was sorely lacking in the loss to the Patriots. Appearing on the Bruce Smith show by phone down in Virginia Beach, Williams pointed to the team’s incon
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  • Dan Koppen’s used to snapping to the best

    Dan Koppen’s used to snapping to the best

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    He’s the new Broncos center because of an injury, but Dan Koppen now has the distinction of snapping to two of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. He’s giving it to Peyton Manning now, and will see his old quarterback Tom Brady this weekend i
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  • Are the Bills mentally weak?

    Are the Bills mentally weak?

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Buffalo Bills players had trouble explaining what happened after Sunday's epic collapse to the New England Patriots. The Bills allowed 45 points in the second half during a 52-28 blowout. But Bills head coach Chan Gailey thinks he knows the answer. Acco…
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  • Stock Watch: AFC East

    Stock Watch: AFC East

    ESPN.com Oct 2, 2012
    Let's take a look at who is rising and falling in the AFC East: Falling 1. Buffalo Bills defense: What...was...that? That is one way to sum up the performance of Buffalo's revamped defense in a 52-28 loss to the New England Patriots. The Bills allowed 3…
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  • Crennel cracks door for Quinn

    Crennel cracks door for Quinn

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    On Sunday, Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel said that Matt Cassel is still the team’s starting quarterback.  On Monday, Crennel reiterated that position - with a caveat. Crennel said the Chiefs may give Brady Quinn some of the first-team reps in practice t
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    Brandon Bolden isn’t the first little-known running back to break out against the Bills. According to coach Joe Philbin, Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has played better than his statistics. Patriots WR Brandon Lloyd was pretty excited to score his first to
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  • Matt Ryan lets the expletives fly, too

    Matt Ryan lets the expletives fly, too

    profootballtalk.com Oct 2, 2012
    During Sunday’s win over the Bills, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had a message for no one in particular after his touchdown run was upheld via replay review:  “F—k you bitches.” As it turns out, Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan had a similar messa
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