By Adam Hart
Nathan Horton says he'd be "ready right now" to start camp. The concern isn't that he's partied too hard after winning the Stanley Cup. He was knocked from the finals after sustaining an Aaron Rome headshot in Game 3.
And what better way to prove his health than by driving in a big circle, daring to get dizzy?
A concussion test. That'd probably be a better way.
Wicked Good Sports, M.D. to the rescue.
Isaiah Thomas tells John Wallach on Toucher & Rich the story of when he visited the Seahawks training facility to take on their free throw shooting champ Tyler Lockette, and the swag they gave him for coming.
FOXBORO -- Ryan Allen was the definition of an x-factor on Thursday night against the Texans.
He punted seven times for an average of 47.6 yards per boot, and none of them were returned. A career-high six of his seven landed inside the 20-yard line, and the one that did not was marked right at the 20. He dropped his other punts at the 11, 10, 10, 14, 5 and 4-yard lines, helping to limit Houston's average starting field position to the 15-yard line.
Allen has won the award now twice in his career. He also took it home in 2014 following a Week 14 win over the Chargers.
It is the second AFC Player of the Week honor for a Patriots special teamer this year. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski picked it up after kicking the game-winning field goal against the Cardinals back in Week 1.