“Let s be honest about it”. “Put it out there”. “Look, I am envious of the fact that they’ve won four Super Bowls and I’m sitting back there, you know, I’ve won only one (as a defensive line coach with the Baltimore Ravens in 2001). Professionals should carry themselves that way”, Jones said via WEEI.com. It’s a span in which Buffalo has gone 3-26.
New England is 8-2-1 ATS in its last 11 games when playing Ralph Wilson Stadium, according to the OddsShark NFL Database. Also on Wednesday, the Patriots released linebacker Alex Singleton and defensive lineman Jimmy Staten from their practice squad.
“It doesn’t matter to me”, the quarterback said of the pregame hype that comes nearly exclusively from the Buffalo side.
The Patriots welcome the challenge of facing a Buffalo club that is determined to make a statement on its home turf. He was shadowed by one of the best shutdown cornerbacks in the league in Vontae Davis and double-teamed at times.
A store representative told us they always stock them…just in case fans need one for the balls they toss in the parking lots. “We don’t fear anybody. We’re looking forward to it”.
The Patriots have ruled the AFC East in recent memory, but that isn’t stopping Ryan, his team, and the fan base from thinking this year will bring different results.
Ryan enjoyed his most memorable win over Belichick two months after that all-time quote, but that was it as far as meaningful wins against his nemesis.
“I respect them probably as much as any team in the league”, Ryan said.
The New England Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers, 28-21, on September 10.
New England s superstar signal-caller Tom Brady was unmoved.
“Great coach, a Hall of Fame quarterback”. “Hopefully, he is ready to go, but if he is not, he is not”.
McCoy acknowledged feeling rusty in Buffalo’s 27-14 season-opening win against Indianapolis last weekend. The record for loudest NFL crowd is now held by Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, which set the mark against the Patriots on Monday Night Football. If he plays (he’s trying to come back from a Week 1 concussion), the Bills field two rangy, long players (the other being Aaron Williams) with a high degree of versatility thanks to their background and training as cornerbacks.
A New England-based reporter posted Belichick’s comment on his Twitter account. They’re a great football team.
NOTES: Ryan did not update the status of injured safety Corey Graham. “It’s Shady. He’s a big-time player who makes big-time plays”.