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Patriots.com News Blitz - 09/25/2009

In today's blitz, Tully Banta-Cain comments on the team's pass rush, learn which wide out was limited in practice and Joey Galloway talks about his relationship with Tom Brady.

Although QB Matt Ryan has led the Falcons to an impressive 2-0 start, don't expect Patriots LB Tully Banta-Cainto shy away. In fact, Banta-Cain has complete confidence when speaking about the defensive line according to the Boston Globe. "I think we want to be able to get to the quarterback with just four guys," Banta-Cain said. "If we have to blitz great, but...we take a lot of pride in knowing that we’re one of the better D-lines in the league and we have been for a while. So the onus is always every week on us to try to maintain that, solidify this. Hopefully that four-man rush is all we need." Banta-Cain added getting points on the scoreboard quickly forces opponents to throw the ball, something the team will look to do come Sunday.

The *Boston Herald *reports WR Wes Welkerreturned to practice yesterday for the first time since sitting out Sunday's game against the Jets. However, he was limited in practice and his status for Sunday's game is unknown.

It's fair to suggest WR Joey Galloway hasn't hit his stride with QB Tom Bradyand the offense yet. Galloway understands building chemistry with a new quarterback isin't an easy task according to the* Boston Globe*. "It's been a learning curve," Galloway said. "It's taken time. We've got a lot of work to do. We've worked extremely hard. We do every single day. And we communicate a lot. So, as time goes on, we’ll get better." Galloway also acknowledged the relationship between he and Brady is progressing. "You know that you can always ask him what he's thinking, what he sees. And he'll be able to explain it to you and tell you exactly what he wants."

According to the Worcester Telgram & Gazette, "Center Ryan Wendell, who was released Tuesday, was signed to the practice squad. To make room on the eight-man practice squad for Wendell, the team released tackle Patrick Brown."

When speaking about the best quarterback in the NFL, bets are it's either Tom Bradyor Peyton Manning. Both are Super Bowl and MVP-winning quarterbacks breaking records as they go. SI.com reports on how the two had different pathways en route to the league, especially in college. Read the story here.

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