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Patriots.com News Blitz - 9/19/2008

As the Patriots continue to prepare for Sunday's game against Miami, the *Boston Globe *takes a closer look at cornerback Deltha O'Neal, who goes through great lengths each week to spend time with his family in Cincinnati.

The *Globe *also catches up with linebacker Adalius Thomas, who is upset over what he felt was an illegal block by Leon Washington in last week's victory over the Jets.

The *Boston Herald *profiles jack-of-all-trades running backKevin Faulk, who chipped in as a rusher, blocker and receiver last week in New York.

The *Herald *also talks with offensive lineman Billy Yates, who received high praise from head coach Bill Belichickfor his block against Jets linebacker David Harris that opened up space for Faulk's 22-yard screen pass on the opening play of the game.

Yates is also happy with the performance of the offensive line this season after a tumultuous training camp.

The *Journal *also looks at the unveiling of The Hall at Patriot Place, which will open to the public on Monday.

The *Quincy Patriot Ledger *also discussed the unveiling of The Hall, with a detailed look at the artifacts and exhibits.

"We don't try to do second best," Kraft told the Ledger.

Off the field, the Patriots refuse to respond to comments by Miami linebacker Joey Porter, who took shots at quarterback Matt Cassel.

"Prove it on Sunday," safety Rodney Harrisontold the Journal.

"I don't know what he said and I don't really care to know," Cassel told the New Bedford Standard Times.

The Worcester Telegram & Gazette checks out the view from the opposing sideline, where Miami quarterback Chad Pennington remains the same despite wearing a new uniform.

"He's come along really nice," Miami head coach Tony Sparano told the Gazette.

Quick hits

The *Miami Herald *looks at the inconsistency of Dolphins cornerback Will Allen, who is one of the reasons Miami is ranked last in the league in pass defense.

The *Palm Beach Post *discusses the Patriots' refusal to take the bait on Porter's comments, along with Belichick's superfluous praise of the winless Dolphins.

Lastly, the *Florida Sun-Sentinel *looks at the lack of big plays in Miami's passing game. The receivers hope this is the week they break out of their early-season slump.

"If a receiver makes a big play, it's a morale booster for everybody," wideout Greg Camarillo told the Sun-Sentinel.

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