The report cards are in, and as you would expect, the grades are dismal for Bill Belichick’s unit this week.
Lets get right to it:
Making The Grades – Patriots at Browns – On Patriots Daily, Jeremy Gottlieb hands out the grades in his typical pull-no-punches style. More report cards from: Ron Borges | Kirk Minihane |Mike Felger | Mike Reiss | Rich Garven (midseason report card)
Ten keys to 2nd-half success – Dave D’Onofrio examines the keys to the second half of the season for New England.
Offensive unit’s struggles a deepening concern for Pats – Ian Rapoport looks at the issues with the Patriots offense.
New kicker might be needed to fill in for Gostkowski – Kevin McNamara’s Patriots Journal has the team prepping for a couple of weeks without their kicker. The Herald notebook from Ian R. Rapoport has more, as does the Globe notebook from Monique Walker.
The Celtics lost a tough one in Dallas last night, falling to the Mavericks 89-87.
Rondo jumped at his chance – Gary Washburn praises Rajon Rondo for attempting a game-winning three pointer, even if the try wasn’t successful.
C’s point in Delonte West’s direction – Steve Bulpett has the Celtics eager to get Delonte West back.
Bruins look to their future without Krejci – Joe Haggerty has the concussion to Krejci putting younger players on the spot. More on this from: James Murphy | Fluto Shinzawa | Rich Thompson | Mike Loftus
Bruins have a leg up in handling adversity – DJ Bean says that the Bruins should be able to handle Krejci’s absence.
Why Red Sox pitching coach could be a difference-maker – Alex Speier has a look at why Curt Young make a big impact on the Red Sox.
Bullpen door’s open – Scott Lauber has Theo Epstein looking to rebuild the bullpen. Again.