Patriots have perfect attendance at final practice of week

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The Patriots are obviously good at football, but they’re also as healthy as they’ve been in months, which helps.

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, the Patriots had their entire 53-man roster on the practice field Thursday, as they had their final full practice of the week.

It was the first time all 53 players have been fully available since Sept. 29, which is alarming for a few reasons.

Wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell had missed the previous two workouts, as they wait to decide if they’ll activate him from injured reserve. They also had running back Mike Gillislee (knee) and linebacker Marquis Flowers (illness) back.

While they still have 10 guys on IR, having 53 players available is a large part of the reason they’re at this point.

32 responses to “Patriots have perfect attendance at final practice of week

  1. It was the first time all 53 players have been fully available since Sept. 29, which is alarming for a few reasons.
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    Such as…?
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    Now witness the firepower of this fully armed and operational battle station(aka The Death Star)

  2. Health is a skill. There’s a reason Tom Brady is still healthy while guys like Rodgers and Wentz couldn’t make it through the season and Roethlisberger will be wearing a walking boot to his season-ending press conference next week.

  3. some of the 10 on IR are the big wigs.. Edelman, Cannon, Hightower, Nate Ebner(big one on ST), Shea Mclellin – 2 of the 3 starting LB’s. They are here but that should be attributed more to the team they are.Only Saints and Eagles are probably in the same boat

  4. beerbaron says:
    January 11, 2018 at 12:48 pm
    Health is a skill. There’s a reason Tom Brady is still healthy while guys like Rodgers and Wentz couldn’t make it through the season and Roethlisberger will be wearing a walking boot to his season-ending press conference next week.

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    Soft tissue injuries are one thing, but saying the guy is skillfully healthy for not breaking a bone or tearing a tendon?

    Remind me how Tom toughed it out when he got his knee rolled up?

  5. Branch and Van Noy healthy makes a big difference to the front 7 and stopping the run

    Good news for Pats fans

  6. “The chaos on the field is palpable. New players coming in to steal positions, and Brady and Belichick haven’t held hands in at least 20 minutes. This team is coming apart at the seams.” —ESPN reporter disguised as a trash can

  7. punkrock21 says:
    January 11, 2018 at 1:20 pm
    Gotta make sure all the Titans defensive signals are memorized ahead of the game.
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    Nobody uses hand signals anymore. Each team has a defensive player with a green dot (just like the QB’s) on their helmet. DC nowadays speak to that player so signals are no longer needed.

  8. They don’t even need to practice. The Titans are going to get wrecked. The Patriots are unstoppable and nothing can stand in the way of winning the SB this year. I mean nothing.

  9. terripet says:
    January 11, 2018 at 1:16 pm
    Now they just need a quarterback to throw past 3 yards

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    Showing your ignorance Brady is in the top 5 in YPC and has been throwing the ball deep this year with Cooks. But I wouldn’t care if he threw 2 yards as long as the team gets a ring. Now, how many yards are your team members hitting on the fairway?

  10. footballneblog says:
    January 11, 2018 at 1:47 pm
    terripet says:
    January 11, 2018 at 1:16 pm
    Now they just need a quarterback to throw past 3 yards

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    Showing your ignorance Brady is in the top 5 in YPC and has been throwing the ball deep this year with Cooks. But I wouldn’t care if he threw 2 yards as long as the team gets a ring. Now, how many yards are your team members hitting on the fairway?

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    His team’s QB (Andrew Luck) is lucky if he can pick up a knife and fork. The poor kid is done….played his last game in the NFL

  11. I thought this article was about the Patriots’ personnel attending the Titans practices all week.

  12. The goat coach does it again. Great management of player health, getting them ready for the next game. Robert Krybaby Kraft does not deserve him. The Patriots would be best served if he was to move himself and his dimwit son away from football. If lady Kraft was still alive she would have told him “DO NOT INTERFERE WITH FOOTBALL OPERATIONS, YOU HAVE THE BEST COACH THAT HAS EVER LIVED TO HANDLE THAT SIDE.”

  13. beerbaron says:

    January 11, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Health is a skill. There’s a reason Tom Brady is still healthy while guys like Rodgers and Wentz couldn’t make it through the season and Roethlisberger will be wearing a walking boot to his season-ending press conference next week.
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    What about Tom’s 2008 ACL tear dipstick?

  14. Pats are healthy, focused and angry. They are going to lay waste to the AFC and probably won’t face a real challenge until the Super Bowl when they face with Minnesota or New Orleans.

  15. factschecker says:

    January 11, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    punkrock21 says:
    January 11, 2018 at 1:20 pm
    Gotta make sure all the Titans defensive signals are memorized ahead of the game.
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    Nobody uses hand signals anymore. Each team has a defensive player with a green dot (just like the QB’s) on their helmet. DC nowadays speak to that player so signals are no longer needed.
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    Remember when the NFL instituted the green dot and radio coms for the defense, and it was going to be the downfall of the Pats, exposing them by taking away one of their advantages? Good times

  16. Brady threw for higher than his career average in three categories, completion %, 66.3 vs 63.9, yards per completion, 7.88 vs 7.51 and passer rating 102.8 vs 97.6. That’s on top of 4577 yards, 32 TDs with 8 ints. Only haters think that’s bad.

  17. “While they still have 10 guys on IR, having 53 players available is a large part of the reason they’re at this point.”

    The Pats have 13 players on IR not counting Mitchell who may or may not make it back to the active roster.

  18. Why does Belichick more and more look like the guy from Braveheart that advises Robert the Bruce to accept his land and title?

  19. In Teddy We Trust says:
    January 11, 2018 at 12:42 pm
    It was the first time all 53 players have been fully available since Sept. 29, which is alarming for a few reasons.
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    Such as…?

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    Umm, the team went 13-3 with injuries all over the place, including Pro Bowl level ones early in the year, and the digned up variety at the worst times DURING the year.

    Get it?

    Hell will be unleashed Sat night..You people trolled all year about how bad the D is, how Brady is old and lately, how BB/Brady and Kraft are at odds with problems inside the locker room, which are all myths.

    And now? You will pay.

    That’s what it means.

    What BB tried to do in 2013, and more so in 2015, by managing injuries, didn’t quite work, but it did this year.

  20. silvernblacksabbath says:

    January 11, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    beerbaron says:

    January 11, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Health is a skill. There’s a reason Tom Brady is still healthy while guys like Rodgers and Wentz couldn’t make it through the season and Roethlisberger will be wearing a walking boot to his season-ending press conference next week.
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    What about Tom’s 2008 ACL tear dipstick?
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    ACL tear in 2008 from a direct low blow from KC Chiefs

    per that days post: Boston Globe: Athletes typically sustain damage to the ACL and MCL when there is a direct hit to the outside of the knee, as there was when Kansas City safety Bernard Pollard hit Brady during the first quarter of the Patriots’ 17-10 win at Gillette Stadium.

    Has nothing to do with health buddy……. He has maintain an ability to come back from the rigors of the game, and minimize the impact to his body. So Yes health is a skill just like off season preparation is a skill.

  21. harrisonhits2 says:
    January 11, 2018 at 1:08 pm
    Branch and Van Noy healthy makes a big difference to the front 7 and stopping the run

    Good news for Pats fans

    72 6 Rate This

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    Don’t forget an angry James Harrison on the edge. Hell to be unleashed. The media and trolls lied and yet again poked the bear.

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