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Julian Edelman wants to go “full throttle” Saturday

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 08:   Julian Edelman #11 of the New England Patriots carries the ball against the Washington Redskins at Gillette Stadium on November 8, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) Getty Images

Wide receiver Julian Edelman hasn’t played in a game for the Patriots since Week 10 due to a broken bone in his foot, but his absence from the lineup is expected to come to an end against the Chiefs this weekend.

The Patriots didn’t put Edelman on injured reserve in hopes of having him on the field in the playoffs and he has been practicing for a month to build his surgically repaired foot up for this weekend. Edelman said Monday that the pace of the rehab hasn’t always been to his liking, but it was necessary to keep him from making the foot injury any worse. Those concerns will go by the wayside once Edelman is back in a game, however.

“Oh yeah, definitely. I’m kind of my worst enemy when it comes to that. I try to push things,” Edelman said, via the Providence Journal. “We’ve had our staff work with me to keep me from hurting myself. I think we’ve handled it pretty decent. … I want to go full throttle regardless. So, if it goes, it goes.”

The Patriots would surely prefer that it doesn’t go because their offense has missed Edelman a great deal over the last two months.

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39 Responses to “Julian Edelman wants to go “full throttle” Saturday”
  1. mikermiker says: Jan 12, 2016 8:13 AM

    Would anyone be surprised if this guy is doping up to heal faster considering the tainted franchise he plays for ?

  2. dickshotdogs says: Jan 12, 2016 8:21 AM

    The difference maker. This enables Gronk and the rest of the offense to thrive. I think I’m gettin’ a woody…:)

  3. patriottony says: Jan 12, 2016 8:28 AM

    Heart of a PATRIOT!!!

    “down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero; he is everything.”

  4. marcuswelby1 says: Jan 12, 2016 8:43 AM

    If Edelman is truly healthy, then look for Gronk and Amadola to have big games.

  5. cowboy19 says: Jan 12, 2016 9:02 AM

    Go luck with that if it was in fact the same injury as Dez Bryant’s. Funny I haven’t seen the thousands of articles from Dr Julio Jones or any other players commenting on Edelman and the injury. Dez finished the year with ankle and another foot surgery and had basically the same time table and wasn’t all that effective.

  6. zombiepatriot says: Jan 12, 2016 9:09 AM

    Welcome back JE11 you were missed.

    Now let’s go and register the W at L in San Francisco for SB05!

  7. cornerstone2001 says: Jan 12, 2016 9:22 AM

    The super bowl is NOT in San Francisco.
    its 50 miles south in Santa Clara. The network will give you the impression the stadium is in SF.

  8. gmen05 says: Jan 12, 2016 9:29 AM

    If midget Edelman hobbles on the field and can’t get his usual 30 yards after every catch, Tammy is in trouble. We know Gronk doesn’t do anything without Edelman on the field.

    Either way, we can bet that the Patriots* fans (aka Matt Patricia impersonators) will be here next week to make an excuse for Tammy if he loses this weekend.

    Tainted legacy. Always will be.

  9. weepingjebus says: Jan 12, 2016 9:31 AM

    “I’ve gotta see my guy!”

  10. metitometin says: Jan 12, 2016 9:36 AM

    Again, how the hell is it cheating when every QB cheats at PSI inflation, as Aaron Rodgers admitted when he said he played with over-inflated footballs and the NFL never cared about PSI and never tested balls for PSI during games and never even told the players about the bogus PSI rule until their sting of the Patriots. The NFL always considered PSI a gamesmanship issue.

    That’s even if the balls were proven to be deflated, which was NOT proven. The balls deflated at the same level as the Colt footballs and all Colt footballs that were tested were below 12.5 PSI as well. The balls deflated at the level one would expect according to the Ideal Gas Law. Stop getting your anti-Patriot propaganda from ESPN and the NFL.

  11. darthbelichick07 says: Jan 12, 2016 9:49 AM

    gmen05 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 9:29 AM
    —-

    Wow, you’d think clueless Broncos fans would have better things to do than troll every Patriots story, and not talk trash until they see how many picks Peyton throws in the first half.

  12. terripet says: Jan 12, 2016 9:53 AM

    He will get hurt in the 1st quarter anyway Kc 26 pats 17

  13. unclebluck says: Jan 12, 2016 10:06 AM

    This article says nothing about Edleman definitely playing Saturday. My guess is he doesnt play. Cant stand the Chiefs but they look unstoppable the second half of the season…KC 27 NE 14

  14. flash1287 says: Jan 12, 2016 10:20 AM

    gmen05 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 9:29 AM
    If midget Edelman hobbles on the field and can’t get his usual 30 yards after every catch, Tammy is in trouble. We know Gronk doesn’t do anything without Edelman on the field.

    Either way, we can bet that the Patriots* fans (aka Matt Patricia impersonators) will be here next week to make an excuse for Tammy if he loses this weekend.

    Tainted legacy. Always will be.

    And if they win then I’m sure you will be logged on to PFT to tell us how you got it wrong

    #Jealouscrybaby

  15. goattoday says: Jan 12, 2016 10:30 AM

    Pats will win by at least two TD’s without Edelman. If he plays and is effective, it’s a blowout!

  16. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 12, 2016 10:35 AM

    If Edeltron can be at 80% or better it will be huge for the Pats and may well be the difference between winning and losing.

  17. gmen05 says: Jan 12, 2016 10:36 AM

    Lol, jealous of a team who’s best known for cheating? Yea, ok. 95% of you nerds weren’t even fans of the Patriots* before Belichick came on board. You’re all arrogant bandwagon fans. I particularly like how Wes Welker carried your team to the Super Bowl, only to drop a couple of catches and then get written off from Patriots* fans for life. Man, how quickly you people turn on your own team. Without Welker, you wouldn’t have been anywhere near as successful in that Super Bowl run, only to get beat by ELI and the GIANTS!

    Sleep tight, Patriots*. I sure will, knowing that you lost those two Super Bowl games to Eli (you know, the QB that you’re all so quick to insult if he throws an INT in a game) and you’ll never be able to get those games back, ever!

    Eli – without him, cheaters would be 6-0 in the Super Bowl.

  18. footballfan58 says: Jan 12, 2016 10:51 AM

    Someone needs a pill. Yeah, I’m talking about you, gmen05. Take a breath.

  19. bullcharger says: Jan 12, 2016 11:05 AM

    mikermiker says:
    Jan 12, 2016 8:13 AM

    Would anyone be surprised if this guy is doping up to heal faster considering the tainted franchise he plays for ?

    ——————

    The standard return to the game day roster for this injury was 6-8 weeks. Edelman will return 9 weeks from the injury. Funny hater comments are one thing. Made up libelous comments are another.

  20. wensink18 says: Jan 12, 2016 11:06 AM

    What time is Eli playing this weekend?

  21. steelerben says: Jan 12, 2016 11:10 AM

    A healthy Edelman makes a big difference on an offense that is so heavily timing based. He clears out underneath zones and pulls linebackers out of the way to open up Gronk down the seam, gets corners to jump routes that open up Amendola and LaFell, he is a reliable set of hands on third down to keep the offense moving, and he’s good enough after the catch that you have to pay attention to where he is on the field. If they can get the passing game clicking and force the safeties to take a step back, then the running game should see an improvement.

    The Chiefs might have a thing or two to say about the Patriots winning that game, seeing as how they match up so well, but the Patriots showing up with a complete offense makes that game so much more entertaining than it otherwise would be.

  22. stikman32000 says: Jan 12, 2016 11:12 AM

    gmen05 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 10:36 AM
    Lol, jealous of a team who’s best known for cheating? Yea, ok. 95% of you nerds weren’t even fans of the Patriots* before Belichick came on board. You’re all arrogant bandwagon fans.

    ______________________________________

    Seeing as how a large segment of Pats fans were in elementary school when Belichick came aboard, it’s not hard (for some) to comprehend how they became fans in the Brady/Belichick era, genius. I guess you can only be a non-bandwagon fan if you’re like 60 years old. Oh and what’s less relevant? Your *’s or the NY Giants?

  23. bullcharger says: Jan 12, 2016 11:13 AM

    cowboy19 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 9:02 AM

    Go luck with that if it was in fact the same injury as Dez Bryant’s. Funny I haven’t seen the thousands of articles from Dr Julio Jones or any other players commenting on Edelman and the injury. Dez finished the year with ankle and another foot surgery and had basically the same time table and wasn’t all that effective.

    ——————

    #1. Dez was on the game day roster too early. It was only 6 weeks which was too short.

    From @RapSheet: “They later adjusted his timetable to six to eight weeks. Meanwhile, a source revealed to me that Bryant had a bone graft done as part of his surgery on Sept. 14, which generally lengthens recovery to 10-12 weeks.”

    #2. Dez had really bad QBs throwing to him.

    Not saying Edelman will be full speed, but he’s been practicing for weeks and has had a longer time for the injury to heal and it wasn’t the same procedure as far as I know.

  24. patsfanforlife says: Jan 12, 2016 11:15 AM

    gmen, count me in the 5% then that are not bandwagon fans – I’ve been following the Patriots since probably before you were born. My first year as a fan was 1971, which as it happens, was the year they were coming off of the worst record in the league so they had the #1 overall pick and chose Jim Plunkett.

    Yeah, I wish we had those two we lost to the Giants. Especially the first one that would have capped the perfect season. Miracle catch on a play when Eli could have very legitimately been called “in the grasp” before he heaved it up was definitely the difference maker. But no excuses, they lost that game and again a few years later.

    I still have a lot of love and appreciation for Welker. Just as I do for Edelman who has served as an admirable replacement. In fact, it would be cool if you had so much passion for your team that you spent your time posting positive comments on articles about the Giants instead of spending your days trolling Patriots articles to spew your venom. It must be a sad existence to have a team so in your head that you have to resort to that.

  25. bfindeisen says: Jan 12, 2016 11:20 AM

    gmen05 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 10:36 AM
    Lol, jealous of a team who’s best known for cheating? Yea, ok. 95% of you nerds weren’t even fans of the Patriots* before Belichick came on board. You’re all arrogant bandwagon fans. I particularly like how Wes Welker carried your team to the Super Bowl, only to drop a couple of catches and then get written off from Patriots* fans for life. Man, how quickly you people turn on your own team. Without Welker, you wouldn’t have been anywhere near as successful in that Super Bowl run, only to get beat by ELI and the GIANTS!

    Sleep tight, Patriots*. I sure will, knowing that you lost those two Super Bowl games to Eli (you know, the QB that you’re all so quick to insult if he throws an INT in a game) and you’ll never be able to get those games back, ever!

    Eli – without him, cheaters would be 6-0 in the Super Bowl.

    ———————

    Ahh….I remember my first beer…

  26. jchipwood says: Jan 12, 2016 11:20 AM

    Hopefully the patriots can find another Edelman with their first round pick this year.

  27. bullcharger says: Jan 12, 2016 11:31 AM

    gmen05 says:
    Jan 12, 2016 10:36 AM

    Lol, jealous of a team who’s best known for cheating? Yea, ok. 95% of you nerds weren’t even fans of the Patriots* before Belichick came on board. You’re all arrogant bandwagon fans. I particularly like how Wes Welker carried your team to the Super Bowl, only to drop a couple of catches and then get written off from Patriots* fans for life. Man, how quickly you people turn on your own team. Without Welker, you wouldn’t have been anywhere near as successful in that Super Bowl run, only to get beat by ELI and the GIANTS!

    Sleep tight, Patriots*. I sure will, knowing that you lost those two Super Bowl games to Eli (you know, the QB that you’re all so quick to insult if he throws an INT in a game) and you’ll never be able to get those games back, ever!

    Eli – without him, cheaters would be 6-0 in the Super Bowl.

    ——————

    The Giants could have won more too, but they can’t seem to figure out how to win the miserable NFC East. It’s not like the Patriots win the Super Bowl every year. There was a 9 year gap. The Giants won 2 in that stretch, but lost 7 where the Patriots didn’t win or make the Super Bowl. I don’t get why you care so much about the Patriots.

    BTW… There are many of us Patriots fans who suffered through the early days of the franchise, but there’s nothing wrong with new fans. That’s how the Giants got most of their young fans too. Winning does that for a team.

    I’m not sure what fans you are talking about that turn on the team, but I can tell you it’s not the majority of fans (maybe it’s the ones that still think they should have kept Bledsoe over Brady). I think the Patriots fans have been spoiled, but most realize how lucky we have been.

  28. ikeclanton says: Jan 12, 2016 11:32 AM

    Anyone that thinks you can “cheat” your way to the success the Patriots have had over the last generation is a dope. Impossible.

    Some people need to cling to that notion as their binky as they watch their team implode to miss yet another playoff season. It diverts their attention away from the stark truth that their team just isn’t that good.

  29. mmack66 says: Jan 12, 2016 11:32 AM

    mikermiker says:
    Jan 12, 2016 8:13 AM

    Would anyone be surprised if this guy is doping up to heal faster considering the tainted franchise he plays for ?
    —————————–

    Rational people would.

    Sounds like a theory right up the delusional hater’s alley, though.

  30. BradyIsTheGCOAT says: Jan 12, 2016 11:38 AM

    Let’s not forget the indecent assault charges against this scumbag from a few years ago in a Boston night club. Conveniently settled out of court and swept under the rug by classy patriot fans.

    Obviously this organization will do anything to win including selling your soul by cheating and enabling low character people like brady, edelman, belicheat, & hernandez.

  31. jbaxt says: Jan 12, 2016 11:46 AM

    Best QB the Chiefs have seen in 12 weeks. If the Pats Defense shows up at all, and without Maclin, KC could be in trouble. If KC gets to Brady I think it’s KC’s game. KC’s defense is stacked from front to back, but again, a true experienced QB could change all that.

    Should be a good game.

  32. RE LEE says: Jan 12, 2016 12:23 PM

    What is it to you haters if Jules plays? It’s not your team. Getting nervous are you losers that the Patriots will bounce back high?

    The ” cheater”, ” asterisks” sad refrain are playing full force. Bitter tears is in the forecast.

  33. davemc617 says: Jan 12, 2016 12:59 PM

    “Seeing as how a large segment of Pats fans were in elementary school when Belichick came aboard, it’s not hard (for some) to comprehend how they became fans in the Brady/Belichick era, genius. ”

    How haters have never understood this fact is beyond me. How exactly could I be a fan of the Patriots at their worst (i.e. various periods throughout the early 70s to early 90s) when I wasn’t even born yet? How can you hold that against someone?

    The funniest part about sentiments like that, to me at least, is that they ignore the fact that the Patriots made the SB in 1997, and LOST. I myself, and all my friends within my age group (mid to late 20’s), became REAL Patriots fans during that run. It’s no surprise that when the team was good and getting tons of local coverage (remember, this was back when you watched the local morning news to check the scores from the games the night before – it wasn’t a different time), that their popularity surged; why wouldn’t it?

    Funnily enough, the Patriots have a sellout streak going all the way back to BEFORE that run… in 1994.

  34. surfinbird1 says: Jan 12, 2016 2:19 PM

    Edelman is tough as nails. He’ll be out there playing with a steel plate in his shoe, so he might not be 100% but you can bet he’ll be giving 100%.
    Big difference maker.

  35. smasonsmith says: Jan 12, 2016 4:40 PM

    Dez finished the year with ankle and another foot surgery and had basically the same time table and wasn’t all that effective.
    ===
    Dez was fine, considering the DAL’s QB situation.

  36. fanofpft says: Jan 12, 2016 6:06 PM

    He can run open while brady is on his backside. They say KC has one heck of a pass rush.

  37. smasonsmith says: Jan 12, 2016 6:52 PM

    He can run open while brady is on his backside. They say KC has one heck of a pass rush.
    ===
    Edelman/Amendola usually win their routes in about two seconds. If they can do that Saturday, there isn’t a pass rush in the league that’s fast enough to drop Brady before he passes. That’s what happened in weeks 1-10. If they can’t, and Brady has to hold the ball, KC’s advantage in the trenches likely asserts itself.

  38. headwoundharry says: Jan 13, 2016 6:29 PM

    Of course he wants to. What should he say, he wants to go half throttle?

  39. alcottclan235 says: Jan 14, 2016 8:38 AM

    This goes out to Pats haters:

    BradyCGOAT
    Jchipwood
    Mikermiker
    gmen05

    You all have one thing in common; The Patriots live in your pointed little heads. I absolutely love it when one of you bitter losers posts on a Pats story. They own you heart and soul. Winners tend to do that to losers.

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