Also, Danny Amendola is fragile and not half the player Wes Welker is.
Now that we’ve got all that out of the way, your Sunday afternoons (and this Thursday night) should be wide open now.
OK then. If you’re still reading,
The Patriots pulled out their season opener in Buffalo yesterday squeaking by the Bills on a last second field goal, 23-21. Get all the coverage at PatriotsLinks.com, and here are a few of the local highlights:
What we learned: Danny Amendola delivers gutty effort to lift Patriots past Bills – Christopher Price runs down the takeaways from yesterday afternoon.
Amendola’s gutsy performance quiets critics – Tom E Curran nails the miserable contingent of Patriots “fans” perfectly. The Tweets he posts at the end are just a few of the polite ones.
Danny Amendola’s first performance worthy of Wes Welker comparisons – A nice addition to the Boston.com stable is Erik Frenz’s Going Deep blog.
Analysis: Patriots-Bills – Erik Scalavino of Patriots Football Weekly has a few observations of things that stood out to him.
Tom Brady’s Offense In For Some Not-So-Smooth Sailing And Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts – Michael Hurley has a great roundup of yesterday’s action.
Boomer Esiason On Toucher & Rich: ‘Wouldn’t Worry Too Much’ About Patriots’ Offense – Catch Boomer’s first appearance with the 98.5 morning show.
Tom Brady on D&C: Danny Amendola ‘just awesome’ in second half vs. Bills – The Patriots QB made his first regular season appearance on D&C.
Edelman, Vereen fill void for Patriots – Field Yates has the pair stepping up to play big roles yesterday.
The Red Sox didn’t get the sweep in New York this weekend, but by taking three of four, they pushed the Yankees to 10 games back in the AL East, and Boston has a 7.5 game lead in the division over second place Tampa.
We know Tony Massarotti still doesn’t trust this team. Yesterday Dan Shaughnessy tried his best to somehow, someway, find a negative in what is happening right now.
Altered approach has led to big results for Middlebrooks – One of the big reasons for the Sox September surge has the third baseman. Tim Britton looks at how Middlebrooks turned around his season.
Simmons podcast: 60 minutes with Ainge – Be sure to check out the Bill Simmons BS Report podcast with Danny Ainge. If you don’t have time to listen to it all, the highlights are here.