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Replay: Best of Patriots Radio Thu Jun 01 - 03:45 PM | Tue Jun 06 - 01:55 PM News Blitz - 10/09/2009

In today's blitz, a key member of the Patriots offense needs surgery, rookie Patrick Chung comments on the Broncos offense, learn about a few undrafted Patriots playing today, find out how the Patriots can control the Broncos and Josh McDaniels speaks about Bill Belichick.

The Patriots have lost their leading rusher indefinitely when RB Fred Taylor underwent surgery Thursday to repair torn ligaments in his right ankle according to the Boston Herald. It's unknown if he'll be able to return to action this season, though it's believed Taylor told a friend he expects to back. He suffered the injury in the fourth quarter in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons. Taylor leads the team with 201 yards on 45 carries.

Rookie CB Patrick Chungdoesn't have to be reminded of the Broncos offense, especially when facing WR Brandon Marshall. "They're good, they bring all kind of elements, both the run and the pass," Chung said according to the Boston Globe. "We've got a couple more days to get the game plan down."

The Sun published a story about numerous undrafted Patriots paying dividends this season on the field. Find out which players went undrafted, where they came from and read their comments about being on the Patriots.

Former NFL QB Phil Simms will call Sunday's Patriots-Broncos game. In a story posted on, Simms talks about a part of the Patriots game that "hurts all their opponents". Click here to read what it is.

Former Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, now head coach of the Denver Broncos, believes Bill Belichick provided him with the insight needed to move forward in his coaching career according to the USA Today. "He will always be my greatest resource that's not in this building, in terms of how this league works and things that you can do to try to help your team win," McDaniels said this week, sitting in an office at the Broncos' headquarters. "Just from a historical perspective, he knows a lot more about this kind of job than I do". Read additional comments from McDaniels on Belichick here.

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