Further down in the article, Reiss talks a little bit about the possiblity of former Patriots offensive coordinator, Bill O'Brien, going to the Houston Texans. Reiss mentions that O'Brien is the favorite to receive the head coaching job in Houston, but he believes that something it doesn't seem right if he were to leave Penn State.
"He asked for the players' loyalty in the face of tough times. The feeling here is that, even if it's a dream job for the likeable O'Brien, that loyalty should be a two-way streat for a bit longer than two years," said Reiss of the possible ending of O'Briens tenure in Penn State.
Boston.com's Chadd Finn posted an "unconventional preview" of today's Bills-Patriots matchup. In it he listed three players to watch, which included Julian Edelman, Fred Jackson, and the Bill's third-year quarterback out of Duke, Thad Lewis. In the article, Finn also brings us back to the "olden days" with some old United Way commericials that featured Bills QB Jim Kelly in one and Patriots WR Troy Brown in another. He concluded the article with a prediction: Patriots 24, Bills 13
"Only one team has something to play for, and the Patriots know that first-round bye is particularly crucial this year. Belichick and
All four of CBS Boston's experts picked the Patriots to win today in their weekly Patriots Predictions. All four also expect Brady and the offense to put up at least 27 points on the board. However, only one expects a true blowout. Rob "Hardy" Poole of 98.5 The Sports Hub believes New England will win 34-2.
"So, Tom Brady is the man! There is going to be unicorns! Show ponies! Where's the beef?!?! It's at Gillette, the division is wraped up! Home Field! The Bills got nothing!" claims Poole. Bold words if I do say so myself.
In addition to the local guys, all seven experts on USA Today's panel picked the Patriots to win as well as all four NFL Game Day experts, all thirteen ESPN experts, and all eight CBS Sports experts. In fact, it would be fairly difficult to find a single "expert" who's picking Buffalo to win today. We'll see if New England can live up to these high expectations from around the country.