Edelman Comes Up Big Again

Words With Frenz mailbag: Julian Edelman has ably replaced Wes Welker

I wasnt even thinking about that, Edelman said of taking on a new role as the top receiver. Like I said, youre just trying to think about beating your guy and getting open to catch the ball. And thats exactly what Edelman was able to do on a night when his receiving counterparts struggled with ball security amid a driving second-half rain. Its always a little harder when the rain comes, but we practice that in the spring, little bit of summer, you have those days and you try to take advantage of those opportunities, and we tried to do that tonight, he said. Edelman has taken advantage of his opportunity to finally develop a consistent — and prominent — offensive role. He worked harmoniously in tandem with Amendola during a Week 1 win, scoring twice and catching seven passes while weaving in and out of combination patterns with his fellow receiver. But on Thursday, there was no Amendola, and at times Edelman appeared to be the one receiver Brady could trust.

Julian Edelman figures to be Brady’s primary target against Jets

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman catches

Where’s the love for Edelman? Thompkins is great, but #11 is catching all the passes! #WordsWithFrenz @ErikFrenz Niki Chimberg (@nikchim) October 3, 2013 Consider this Julian Edelman Appreciation Day in the Words With Frenz mailbag. Edelman is on pace for 115 receptions, 1,133 yards, 9.8 yards per reception and six touchdowns. Wes Welker last year had 118 receptions, 1,354 yards, 11.5 YPR and six touchdowns. In the creepy department, Edelman and Welker both have the same yards per route run (1.78), according to Pro Football Focus. Brady is 36-of-48 (75 percent) for 354 yards and two touchdowns, giving him a passer rating of 109.2 when targeting Edelman. Brady’s rating on the season overall is 80.5, so Edelman has been one of Brady’s most efficient targets.

Julian Edelman

Without so many options on offense tight end Zach Sudfeld could also miss Thursdays game with a hamstring injury Edelman is one of the few veteran faces healthy enough for Brady to throw to. Will that mean anything? I think Tom looks for the open receiver, Edelman said. Im just trying to win a route every time, and if the ball comes to me, it comes to me. And if it doesnt, Im going to go out and try to make a block, do my job. With Edelman coming off a game in which he caught seven passes for 79 yards and the two touchdowns, an assumption can be made that he is expecting to ride that momentum and build off the season opener. That assumption would be wrong. Its in the past, regardless if you do good or webpage bad, said Edelman. Its a new game and a completely different team.

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Edelman is charged

The man and the woman were ejected from the club, followed by Edelman, police said. Nightclub staff told police that bouncers had thrown out the man and the woman and Edelman to calm the situation. When police arrived, Edelman denied that he had touched the woman inappropriately, police said. Judge Raymond Dougan yesterday ordered Edelman released on personal recognizance pending a pretrial hearing Jan. 10. Brian R.

Versatile Julian Edelman ready for his biggest role?

It’s a whole new defense pretty much. We’re a different team. It’s completely different circumstances.” Jets coach Rex Ryan recently scoffed at the notion that the Pats’ passing game is struggling. He described Amendola and Edelman as “a couple of Wes Welker clones” who can give defenses plenty of trouble. Edelman brushed off the compliment, saying, “Wes is a good buddy of mine, and it’s unfair to say that for a guy like that who’s done it consistently for a long time . . . I’m not trying to replace Welker.

Pats’ Danny Amendola, Stevan Ridley Expected To Play

Danny Amendola injury update: Fantasy owners looking to cash in on patience


On Friday, they got good news and bad news. Why do you love football? NFL Media’s Albert Breer said Friday on “Around the League Live” that running back Stevan Ridley and wide receiver Danny Amendola both are expected to suit up Sunday against the New Orleans Saints . But it ” doesn’t look like ” tight end Rob Gronkowski will play because of his forearm injury, Breer reported. All three players are listed as questionable, but Ridley is ready to return from his knee injury. Amendola (groin) played in last week’s game and looked good; Breer will have more information on his status on Sunday’s “NFL GameDay Morning” on NFL Network.

Danny Amendola’s Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 6

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We break down the fantasy implications. He is fully expected to play after being limited in practice all week. He’s going to play; this is just more of the Patriots up to their usual tricks on the injury report. He was targeted nine times in Week 5, catching five balls for 55 yards in the loss to the Bengals . Cincy shut down the Patriots offense, so his line isn’t as bad as you’d think. The Patriots really have lacked a go-to guy for much of the season. Rob Gronkowski is still hurt and Amendola’s groin has really limited him.

Patriots WR Danny Amendola will play vs. Bengals

Third on team, but promising. Closing in on 100% Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) October 7, 2013 On the other hand, he finished with just four receptions for 55 yards, managing a meager 5.5 points for fantasy owners. Of course, Patriots across the board disappointed for fantasy owners, as the team was held to six points. So what should we expect from Amendola moving forward? There are a couple ways to look at this. The first is to look at Julian Edelman’s stats while Amendola was injured, since Edelman assumed the role in the Patriots’ offense that Amendola was brought in to fill. In three games without Amendola, Edelman caught 27 passes for 240 yards on 34 targets. That’s eight fantasy points per game, a solid if unspectacular level of production. Of course, Amendola is a better player than Edelman, so it’s probably safe to say that Amendola’s floor is equaling Edelman’s production. That’s not too shabby.

Danny Amendola fits right in

And when the “got-to-have-them” plays arose, Brady looked in Amendola’s direction just like he used to do with Welker. Trailing 21-20 with 4:31 remaining, the Patriots took over on their 34-yard line. On third-and-3 from their own 41, Amendola initially lined up wide to the left and came in motion into the slot. Bills top cornerback Leodis McKelvin followed him, but Amendola was too shifty as he created separation to the inside and hauled in a 6-yard strike from Brady as two other Bills defenders also converged. Sweet route, on-the-money throw, sure-handed catch. Then, on third-and-8 from the Bills’ 39, Amendola lined up to Brady’s right with tight end Michael Hoomanawanui and receiver Julian Edelman bunched with him to his right.

(USATSI) With a host of banged-up receivers who are questionable to play Sunday vs. the Bengals and with tight end Rob Gronkowski officially out of the lineup once again, the Patriots have some good news regarding Danny Amendola . Fantasy Football Advice Fantasy Football Today has answers As in, he’ll play for the first time since Week 1, the team announced. The news would be welcome. Amendola was supposed to replace the production of departed receiver Wes Welker , and in Week 1, Amendola was impressive, catching 10 passes for 104 yards. Some of that came after he suffered the groin injury that has kept him out since. But with rookie receivers Kenbrell Thompkins and Aaron Dobson — both of whom have shown improvement in recent weeks — also listed as questionable on the injury report, it’d be helpful for New England if Tom Brady actually could throw the ball to somebody on his team. Amendola will add a different element to the passing attack, as he worked well with Julian Edelman on a handful of tandem routes against the Bills, the Boston Herald wrote .

Gronkowski, Amendola, Ridley questionable for Patriots

Gronkowski, who was limited in practice all week, has yet to play this season after a series of surgeries on his fractured forearm and ailing back. Amendola returned to action last week after missing three games with a groin injury. The Texas Tech product official site has caught 14 passes for 159 yards in two games this season. Ridley missed last Sunday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals due to knee and thigh injuries. The LSU product has carried the ball 47 times for 174 yards in four games this season. Veteran defensive tackle Tommy Kelly (knee) and running back Leon Washington (ankle) have been ruled out. Running back Brandon Bolden (knee), wide receiver Matthew Slater (wrist), center Ryan Wendell (concussion) and defensive back Tavon Wilson (hamstring) were listed as questionable. All were limited participants in Friday’s practice.

Patriots’ Danny Amendola has complete muscle tear in groin but recovering at fast pace

It also means he has a faster recovery time than if he had a groin operation. . Danny Amendola (AP) Normal recovery time, even without surgery, is anywhere from two to six weeks. League sources said Amendola is healing faster than that, at a pace closer to three to four, which means he might play as soon as next Sunday at Atlanta. The injury also speaks to the extreme pain Amendola can endure. He injured the groin in the first half of the Buffalo game and still played the second half.

No. 56, Andre Tippett, On The Tackle

Andre Tippett, the Newarker who made it to the NFL (Photos)

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“I don`t want to sound cocky, but I can do the same things they can. I used to envy some of those guys when I first came in (as the Patriots` second-round draft choice in 1982). “I was still on the bench then, but I dug watching Banks play because he did the things I`d done when I was at Iowa, the things that can turn a game around. It was something I wanted to be part of. “I don`t want to lose.

Here in Newark, New Jersey, there is an inspiring story of Andre Bernard Tippett, the only Newarker who ever played for the NFL. Andre Tippett, who was born on December 27, 1959 in Birmingham Alabama, grew up in Newark, New Jersey. When he went to Barringer High School, he did not qualify for the football team. The setback did not deter him from turning his dream of playing football into a reality. In fact he worked really hard and played college football at Ellsworth Community College in 1978. His successful career as an athlete continued when he played college football for the Hawkeyes at the University of Iowa during the 1980s; he led the team to victory. When the New England Patriots selected him in the 2nd round of the NFL Draft in 1982, Tippett fulfilled his biggest dream. He spent 12 years playing for the Patriots as a distinguished linebacker.

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Events Calendar Posted Jul 07, 2012 @ 05:00 PM West Roxbury Former New England Patriot linebacker Andre Tippett spoke at the annual Mens Health Summit on Saturday, June 30, hosted by Whittier Street Health Center. West Roxbury resident Frederica Williams is president and CEO of the organization. Tippetts speech encouraged men to be proactive in terms of their health by getting annual check-ups even when they feel healthy. Routine visits to your doctor saves lives, Tippett stated. For the past 11 years, Whittier has hosted the annual Mens Health Summit as a way to raise awareness among men in the community about the importance of fitness and overall well-being. The summit, which was free and open to the public, included health screenings, live entertainment, and an awards ceremony that acknowledged certain community members who have been committed to promoting healthier lifestyles.

Essex County dedicates Andre Tippett field in Newark

“Naming the field for Andre Tippett, an alumni of Barringer, is a fitting tribute to a local legend and will inspire generations of young people to work hard, stay focused and do their best in life.” Tippett, who works for the New England Patriots, was unable to attend the ceremony and was represented by Frank Verducci, his coach at Barringer High School. “There is no greater honor for Andre than naming the field after him. He has never forgotten all the people who helped him,” said Verducci, who spoke to Tippett recently. His 11-year career with the Patriots began in 1982. Tippett earned the reputation as a hard-hitting linebacker on defense and helped New England reach the Super Bowl in 1985.

Andre Tippett’s journey to Pro Football Hall of Fame began in Newark

This year, he is adding a new twist to the award. Tippett will visit the school of each weekly winner to present a $1,000 donation to the coachs football program. He also will film the visit for a weekly segment on Patriots All Access, which airs on WBZ-TV at 7 p.m. on Fridays throughout the football season. We thought it would be fun this year to take the weekly award on the road and actually visit the schools that will benefit from this program, he said. I look forward to the coaches being recognized by their team, their colleagues and others in the school community, and for all of those people to have a chance to be seen on Patriots All Access. Thats not all. At the conclusion of the season, one high school coach will be named the Patriots High School Coach of the Year.

Photo: Former Patriot Andre Tippett speaks at Boston health summit

He and Taylor probably set the standard for what everybody looks for in linebackers today.” But Taylor grabbed the headlines in that era, especially as Tippett played on some less-talented Patriots teams late in his career. Taylor was a first-ballot Hall of Fame selection in 1999, but Tippett had to wait. After missing the cut as a finalist in 2007, Tippett figured he had a 50-50 shot of making it in this year. Now the Patriots’ executive director of community affairs, Tippett was in the Phoenix area for Super Bowl XLII the day the selections were made, and spent his day as befits his personality — he went out to breakfast with his family, then found a quiet spot to watch television in the lobby of the Patriots’ team hotel. When he learned of his selection, he said he was overwhelmed and fulfilled. Later, both he and Verducci cried when he called to thank him, once again, more than three decades after their chance encounter at Barringer. “To say that I expected it, no, no way could I sit up here and say that today.

Andre Tippett Taking New England Patriots High School Coach of the Week Award on the Road

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Arlington High School’s John Dubzinski named Patriots High School Coach of the Week

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Fantasy Football 2013: Danny Woodhead Is A Must-add

Danny Woodhead signs two-year deal with Chargers

Woodhead was in the must-add category last week in my waiver wire column, but with the news that Mathews has suffered a concussion, hes entered new found territory. I like to call it Get Woodhead Or Die Trying. Catchy, isnt it? Whether or not Mathews will miss an extended period of time really doesnt matter. During Sunday nights (mornings?) game, Woodhead received the first few carries of the game anyway. Not to mention that even when Mathews was on the field, Woodhead was the one to see the work at the goal line. Of course, what really makes him valuable is his work in the passing game, but the Mathews concussion should allow Woodhead to see an uptick in carries as well, which will only boost his value. Through five games this season, Woodhead has less carries (28) than receptions (31).

Danny Woodhead

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Danny Woodhead’s Updated 2013 Fantasy Outlook Heading into Week 5

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But now, all that has changed. Tables are full, and Sunday routines are scrapped for three hours. “He could’ve been a whiz kid at Nebraska,” Rasmussen said. His sigh is a little shorter these days. Everyone has moved on. He doesn’t see the fuss Who could have foreseen this? The knee injury to Patriots veteran Kevin Faulk , the late-September elevation, the 22-yard touchdown run against the Bills in his New England debut?

I was handing it to him. You get him matched up there on a linebacker on a go route. Its not a ball you throw very often but when it comes up, youve got to take advantage of it. Get him on a wheel route down there in the red zone matched up on a linebacker, and they kind of busted it I think. I know a lot of you heard me say how excited I was about him all offseason. Hes been everything I certainly expected and hoped for these first four weeks of the season. No, I don’t think Mathews is very good either, but his 19 carries on Sunday equals the amount Woodhead has all season.

Danny Woodhead is http://www.nflpatriotspro.com/70-danny-woodhead-jersey5 the second coming

Danny Woodhead hauls in a touchdown catch in the first quarter during the Chargers football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium.

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Welcome to Danny Woodhead’s world

Danny Woodhead

One of five children of a phys-ed teacher/football coach and a stay-at-home mom in North Platte, Neb., a freight-train town that calls itself Rail City, USA. A kid whose idea of the good life outside of football is spending time with his wife, and talking to his parents and his four siblings just about every day, and getting home whenever he can for a round of golf or video games with his brothers. “We’re all pretty tight as a family,” says Woodhead’s mother, Annette. “We don’t even look at Danny as a football player. He’s our kid. Football is his job, but we look at him the way we always did — as our son. We’ve told all our children their whole lives: ‘Your sports do not define who you are.’ That’s a whole other ballgame.

Pats’ Danny Woodhead is just like us, and that’s why we root for him


Le’Veon Bell, PIT, at New York Jets: While the Jets are nondescript everywhere else, they still bring a formidable, sometimes-ferocious defense to the table each week. New York is especially tough against the run, allowing the second-fewest yards (76.2 ypg) in the NFL. That success includes the fourth-fewest fantasy points to opposing backs. Bell will struggle to break that trend against a physical unit dead-set on stopping him. Maurice Jones-Drew, JAC, at Denver: The Broncos have allowed a rushing touchdown in five straight games, even if the odds don’t necessarily support the notion that trend. Denver’s opponents have attempted just 21 rushes per game, second-fewest in the NFL, and the Jags are perhaps the least successful rushing team in the league. Odds are good that MJD bucks Denver’s trend against opposing backs.

Fantasy football Week 6 running back rankings: Danny Woodhead up, Le’Veon Bell down

Not since Sproles was allowed to leave following the 2010 season has Rivers had this kind of outlet. And it’s no coincidence Woodhead’s arrival has been followed by Rivers’ revival. That was apparent even before Woodhead caught two touchdown passes and totaled 86 yards between his rushes and receptions against the Dallas Cowboys a little more than 24 hours before Sproles big night against the Miami Dolphins. That convergence, however, was simply an authentication. The similarities are so remarkable you almost dont want to remark on them possibly, more than anything, because it feels diminishing to talk about how Woodhead is 5-foot-8 (maybe) and 200 pounds while Sproles is 5-6 (not quite), 190. The comparisons I understand, Woodhead said.

Deion Branch Knows Where Home Is

Deion Branch defends Aaron Hernandez: ‘great guy and a great friend of mine’

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1 Ron Borges DETROIT – The DVD sat atop Deion Branchs locker at Ford Field, as alone as he had been yesterday when it counted most. You didnt have to watch it to know the title told the story of what just happened to the Detroit Lions. Black Dynamite the cover read. A 2009 spoof of blaxploitation movies of the 1970s, on this day it could have just as easily been subtitled The Deion Branch Story because thats what Branch was in the second half of the Patriots 45-24 Thanksgiving Day victory over the Lions. He was dynamite.

But Branch, while showing respect to the Lloyd family and saying he hopes whoever killed Lloyd is brought to justice, expressed surprise that Hernandez could be involved. Thats my guy, man, Branch told The Herald. Thats my guy. It really shocked me. He was a great kid. Overall, I hope the best that he isnt involved with it and I hope he gets his name cleared, but most importantly I send my prayers and condolences out to the Lloyd family. – – – Hit us up on Twitter @YShutdownCorner , email us at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com and “Like” Shutdown Corner on Facebook for NFL conversation 365 days a year, the way it should be. Society & Culture Shanghai (AFP) – World number one Rafael Nadal has tipped Juan Martin del Potro for more Grand Slam glory after he was handed a tennis lesson by the Argentine in their Shanghai Masters semi-final on Saturday.

Tom Brady Denies Report About Texting Deion Branch, Brandon Lloyd To Gauge Availability

Tom Brady and Brandon Lloyd (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

NFL.coms Michael Silver and Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the quarterback has been calling & texting Deion Branch and Brandon Lloyd, gauging their availability. However, following the Patriots 23-3 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Brady denied reaching out to the former Pats receivers. No, I havent talked to those guys in a while, Brady said. I love both of them, theyre good friends and great teammates but I havent talked to either one of them in a while. Rapoport tweeted early Sunday that Deion Branch has told Tom Brady hes ready whenever, hanging in Kentucky. Brandon Lloyd isnt yet. But he is acting in zombie movies. The last comment is in reference to Lloyds latest career venture, acting in a straight-to-DVD film titled After Effect, which stars Daniel Baldwin ( plenty of more info on that film is right here ). Last season, in his one year in New England, Lloyd had 74 receptions for 911 yards and four touchdowns. Meanwhile Branch, 34, remains a free agent.

Deion Branch calls Aaron Hernandez ‘great friend’ and ‘great teammate’

Nobody deserves to walk, whoever the person is that did it, Branch added. Most of all what we as Americans need to understand is that Deion Branch Jersey Authentic is somebody’s child that was a victim. That’s somebody’s dad, and my prayers and thoughts go out to his family and hope that they bring whoever did this to their child to justice, regardless of who it is. Hernandez is also under investigation for a 2012 double-killing in Boston. Authorities believe the 2012 killings and the recent death of Odin Lloyd could be related. The working theory is that Lloyd might have had information about Hernandez’s role in the double-slaying. Ten months ago, the Patriots signed Hernandez to a five-year, $40 million contract extension that included $16 million in guaranteed money. Here’s what Hernandez said at the time about the organization’s faith in him: “This is a place that, not only did it change my future from them paying me, but it changed me as a person,” the former tight end told Comcast Sportsnet, “because you can’t come [to the Patriots] and act reckless and do your own stuff.

John Hannah – John Hannah Feels For Cancer-stricken Whitfield

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Whitfield played the title role in the gladiator-themed TV show, but was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year (10) resulting in a delay in production on the second series. Producers turned their attentions to a prequel, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, to allow Whitfield time to recover, but the cancer returned and he was forced to pull of out season two. He was replaced by Liam MCIntyre. Hannah, who plays Spartacus’ master in the series, admits he was devastated to hear Whitfield’s bad news and hopes he will bounce back once he recovers. He tells Scotland’s Daily Record, “Andy has to focus on his recovery. I feel for him because he was on the verge of stardom.

John Hannah to sign copies of his book in Fairhope on Saturday

Then Hannah will sign copies of his book in the Page and Palette tent. View full size Hannah played guard and tackle at Alabama from 1970 through 1972, with the Crimson Tide winning SEC championships in his junior and senior seasons. Alabama coach Paul “Bear” Bryant called Hannah the greatest lineman he coached. After being the fourth selection in the 1973 NFL Draft, Hannah spent 13 seasons as the left guard for the New England Patriots. During his career, Sports Illustrated called him “the best offensive lineman of all time” in a 1981 cover story. An All-Pro 10 times, Hannah retired after playing in Super Bowl XX. The Grand Festival of Books will be held from 9:30 a.m.

Horseback riders who spotted Hannah Anderson speak: ‘They didn’t fit’

She was wearing what looked like either sweatpants or pajamas, Young said. He noticed they had a two-man tent set up in a ridge. Another red flag. The camping spot had no water, and a tent on a ridge would act like a “lightning rod,” Young said. “Usually when you meet people in the back country, you have a pretty good encounter, you know, and talk about where they’ve been and where they’re going. But they didn’t want to talk,” he told reporters.

John Hannah to host ‘Never Mind the Buzzcocks’ 27th series opener

And she still is; we both are. It’s just right for us. ‘Funnily enough, we bumped into the jobbing actor Anthony Calf in nearby East Sheen just after we moved back. He told us he and his family were about to move out to Chichester in West Sussex. We said, “Don’t do it, mate, it’ll be a nightmare,” but he was convinced he’d got it sussed.’ He pauses. ‘He was back within a year.

The Mummy’s boy: John Hannah on fame, filming and fatherhood

JOhn Hannah in Four Weddings and a Funeral

But the overall experience itself was a good one.” Now that the fourth and final series – War of the Damned – has come to an end, John admits he’s unsure whether it’s bowing out at the right time but insists there’s a poignancy to how it has all progressed. Main star Andy Whitfield – who played the lead role – sadly passed away in 2011 aged 39 after a brave battle with cancer. John said: “Watching how it has gone has been somewhat bittersweet. It’s sad to think of Andy and what might have been, although Liam (who replaced Andy as Spartacus) has been great, too. “I think creator Steven DeKnight had a five or six year plan for the show but as is always the way with these things, decisions are more management led and I think the bosses at Starz want to focus on other stuff.” Despite the sex and bloodshed that pours off the screen in the show, John reveals that he still took time out to watch an episode with his elderly father, much to his amusement. He said: “My dad, who’s getting on a wee bit, has one of those set top boxes and I think the show was being aired on Bravo or one of those channels so I sat with him late one night to watch an episode.

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John Hannah, actor – portrait of the artist

I’ve always tried to take on work that Idon’t know if I can do. That was my theory behind The Mummy. It seemed completely wrong for me to play a comic, upper-class English architect. Iwas scared, so I had to do it. What one song would work as the soundtrack to your life? Something Else by Eddie Cochran .

Scots star John Hannah admits Spartacus show shocked his dad so much he didn’t recognise his own son

John alongside Suranne Jones in A Touch of Cloth

The Touch of Cloth star is the first guest host for the show’s 27th series, joining regular team captains Noel Fielding and Phill Jupitus. Talkback John Hannah hosts ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’. Basement Jaxx, Aluna George and comedian James Acaster will be the guests for the series opener – the first of 12 new episodes. In the episode, Hannah will be seen recreating a famous scene from Four Weddings and a Funeral – reciting the WH Auden poem ‘Stop All the Clocks’ for the first time since the romantic comedy’s release in 1994. Talkback John Hannah hosts ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’. Hosts lined up to follow Hannah in the coming weeks include Jack Whitehall, Russell Howard, Peter Andre, Eamonn Holmes, Michael Bolton and Dizzee Rascal.

Jerod Mayo Taking Lead For Patriots’ Defense

But it definitely caught me off-guard a little bit, because Im used to always having him in there with me. I spoke with him after the game. Hes in good spirits and well see what happens. Here is the remainder of Jerod Mayos conference call with reporters: Q: Whats the takeaway Sunday night? You started strong but the fourth quarter didnt go quite as planned. Defensively, how would you assess the overall effort Sunday night? JM: Right, like you said, we came out, started strong, made some big red area stops.

Linebacker plugs the gap

Though the Patriots wound up losing that night, linebacker Jerod Mayo’s ferocious and gutsy play against the New York Jets in a game at Foxborough last November opened some eyes.

Thats all you can ask go out there and have fun and at the same time execute, communicate, which is always a challenge, especially when you have new guys on the team, communication, just have to get better at that. Even in the first days of camp, the defense has been spirited, particularly when the first unit is up against Brady and the first-team offense in red-zone situations. Mayo noted the mix of players with different levels of experience, then singled out safety Adrian Wilson as a great addition. After joking that Wilson brings a set of biceps Devin McCourty has nicknamed the chiseled Wilson the Incredible Hulk Mayo says the former Cardinal just brings that experience, some different philosophies, how to do different things but at the same time playing within the scheme. Hes a smart guy and hes played a lot of football. A two-time Pro Bowl selection, and an All-Pro in 2010, Mayo is still one of those players, Belichick said recently, who continues to improve despite having several seasons under his belt. Mayo sets goals at the start of every season and posts them inside his locker. I write them down and I track them along the way, I think thats very important.

Jerod Mayo spicing up Patriots’ D

Jerod Mayo

He has three sacks this season after totaling 4.5 in the first four years of his career. He has also forced four fumbles in 2012, matching his career total entering the year. ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi , who used to play Mayo’s position in the Patriots’ scheme, has noticed a breakthrough in Mayo’s play of late and he thinks he knows why. Just as a quarterback needs time to develop in a team’s system — think the 2001 version of Brady versus the 2004 version of Brady — so, too, does a linebacker in the Patriots’ complex scheme. Now in his fifth season, Mayo has broken through to the point that new opportunities are opening for him. Bruschi pointed to a fourth-and-5 play in the team’s “Monday Night Football” victory over the Houston Texans as one shining example of this.

Breaking Down Jerod Mayo’s All-Pro Caliber Season in Patriots Defense

First a look at the old 3-4 from the 2009 playoff game against the Ravens . This used to be the defensive formation of choice for the Patriots, until it was slowly reduced to only their run-stopping formation. Now it’s only used only on occasion. As you can see Mayo doesn’t have much room inside to maneuver, thus negating his substantial speed and giving a greater advantage to the guard that he must defeat. Mayo inside the 3-4, about to get blocked on a Ray Rice 88-yard touchdown run. Now below we see Mayo in the current 4-3.

Jerod Mayo confident ‘next man up’ will fill void of Vince Wilfork

As the Patriots open the 2009 season, Vrabel, Bruschi, Harrison, Richard Seymour, special-teams guru Larry Izzo, and their 61 cumulative years of experience are gone. The second-year kid with the green dot on his helmet had better be ready. Rookie passes muster Every veteran establishes his own set of criteria when deciding whether a newcomer passes inspection. Talent is only one part of that equation. After all, everyone could see Jerod Mayo had the ability. He was just so fast, Harrison said. I hadnt seen Jerod Mayo Jersey Youth anyone play linebacker like that since Ray Lewis. After watching Mayo leap over a guard to tackle a running back a yard from scrimmage, Vrabel drew his own conclusions.