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Patriots.com News Blitz - 10/11/2006

The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss offers an interview with rookie wideout Chad Jackson. He's experiencing both ends of the football spectrum, according to Reiss.

The Boston Herald's John Tomase also reports on Jackson, who spoke to speculation about his immaturity yesterday.

Michael Parente of the Woonsocket Call also reports on Jackson.

Mike Reiss also brings The Boston Globe's Patriots Notebook, which includes stories on Belichick being a Cardinals fan, Tedy Bruschi being a home-body, David Thomas developing chemistry with Tom Brady and Patrick Pass getting ready to return from the PUP list.

The Providence Journal's Patriots Notebook explains that Belichick is friends with Tony La Russa. Belichick said he'll be rooting for the Cards in the NLCS.

Boston Herald* *writer John Tomase offers an interview with wideout Jabar Gaffney, who signed with the Pats this week. Gaffney finished out a four-year contract with Houston.

The Providence Journal's Shalise Manza Young explains that the only person more excited that Gaffney will be catching passes from Brady than himself is his wife. Gaffney admitted that she's a big Brady fan.

Steve Buckley of the* Boston Herald* offers a story on the hard work and dedication of safety Rodney Harrison, who spoke about his thoughts on the bye week yesterday.

According to the Boston Herald, Patriots linebacker Rosevelt Colvin said yesterday that his plans for the bye week aren't glamorous. What will he be doing this weekend? The same things everyone else does on their weekend off.

Howard Ulman of the Worcester Telegram & Gazette reports on various Patriots and their plans for the bye weekend vacation.

Eric McHugh of The Patriot Ledger reports that the Pats fourth-down conversions are still a strength.

McHugh also reports that Belichick isn't disappointed with the decline in Laurence Maroney's stats against Miami. ''Actually, I thought he ran the ball pretty well'' against the Dolphins, Belichick said.

Glen Farley of The Enterprise reports that the Patriots are pleased with the timing of the bye week. Various players weigh in.

Woonsocket Call writer Michael Parente reports on Belichick being a Cardinal's fan - the baseball team, not the NFL team. Parente also reports on newly signed practice squad punter Danny Baugher.

Don't forget to check out USA Today's INSIDE SLANT on the Patriots, updated weekly.

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