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Patriots.com News Blitz - 6/12/2008

So, thatDavid Tyree catch in the Super Bowl ... you remember that one, right?

No, not his touchdown. The other one. Which Rodney Harrison tried to break up, but Tyree ended up securing off his helmet.

Well, Tyree is writing a book the play. And as much as Harrison and the rest of his teammates have been reluctant to talk about it, Harrison has contributed to the forward of the book.

The reason: Harrison heard about Tyree's struggles in life, and how he turned himself around.

"Just from a spiritual standpoint, I heard what he went through with his mom, her passing, and everything he kind of endured this season," Harrison told The Boston Globe earlier this week.

"You can see why he was blessed at that particular time. God has a way of showing different things through different people, and I'm not a hater. You beat us, so I congratulate you and we move on."

Meanwhile, Harrison's teammate, RB Laurence Maroney, was spotted darting around the front lawn of a house in Foxboro Wednesday ... but with good reason. He was shooting a commercial for Reebok.

The owner of the house, a Patriots fan, said he was thrilled when a location scout chose his home for the shoot.

"I saw a guy out taking pictures of my house. I went out and asked him, 'Can I help you?' He said, 'We are interested in using your house for a camera shoot for Laurence Maroney.' I said fine," Bill Buckley said in a Sun Chronicle story.

And on FOXSports.com, you'll find an interesting blog posting about the Patriots. Here's a sample:

MYTH: The New England Patriots are a bad team ... and losing Super Bowl XLII takes away from what their accomplishments in the 2007-08 season.

*FACTS: OK, this is ridiculous. On offense, the Patriots have Tom Brady, Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Laurence Maroney, and a pretty good offensive line. Their running game is VERY strong, but they rarely run because they can usually pass their way to countless wins. Brady is the king of fourth-quarter comebacks, and is smart, accurate, and fast enough to occasionally avoid the sack by either scrambling out of the way, or, more often, releasing the ball the second he is touched by a defensive player. *

Moss is one of the best receivers in the game, and Welker is an amazing number 2 option. If Maroney were playing for a team that didn't pass as well as the Patriots do, he'd be the star of the offense. On defense, they're good (but not great) at every position. All in all, the Patriots are a good team.

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