Harrison, Tyree relationship got bitter

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Harrison, Tyree relationship got bitter

If you're like me, you're all set with the ins-and-outs of David Tyree's helmet catch in Super Bowl 42. It's been broken down in Zapruder-esque fashion and anointed the greatest catch in Super Bowl history even though an argument could be made that three other plays on that final Giants' drive were just as important. (Failed fourth-and-1 stop, Asante Samuel's missed pick, Steve Smith's first-down reception on third-and-12 that set up the Plaxico Burress touchdown). The Boston Globe's Bob Hohler gave us something Sunday that advanced the catch - or at least its aftermath - a little bit. Remember how Rodney Harrison agreed to write the foreword for Tyree's strike-while-I'm-hot book in the wake of the Giants' stunning Super Bowl win? Yeah, that fell apart. Harrison told Hohler that Tyree's intimations that God favored the Giants were irksome. Tyree got hurt by Harrison saying the catch was lucky. He started walking around like he was an all-star, Harrisontold Hohler.It was like, Dude, lets be honest, thats never happened. You were 2 inches away from being really irrelevant. Added Harrison, He was a guy we didnt prepare for. He was a special teams guy who came in and played a great game in the biggest game of his life.That happens. You see guys who are basically irrelevant their entire career make one lucky catch or one big interception and they become relevant all of a sudden.The God thing?

As much as Tyree wants to say he was the hero, they still had to get in the end zone, Harrison told Hohler.So, did God show more favor to Plaxico Burress than Ellis Hobbs? Its still about guys on the field having to make plays.Said Tyree, Its disappointing when I hear him talk about luck like that, especially when we have the same beliefs and values. Obviously, I didnt have the career he had, but I wouldnt call any of his body of work luck.

Patriots won’t have to deal with Bills WR Sammy Watkins on Sunday.

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Patriots won’t have to deal with Bills WR Sammy Watkins on Sunday.

FOXBORO - Scratch the estimable Sammy Watkins from the Bills roster for Sunday. 

Buffalo shared via Twitter that their long, tall wideout is out for Sunday with a foot injury. Also down are wideout Greg Salas and left tackle Cyrus Kouandijo.

The Bills' starting left tackle Cordy Glenn has been dealing with an ankle injury that caused him to miss last week's game. 

Robert Woods will be the Bills best outside threat with Watkins taking Sunday off. The Bills' talented corner Ronald Darby is also trying to get back this week from a hamstring injury that caused him to miss last week's game with Arizona. 

 

 

No intel gathering on Garoppolo at Patriots practice

No intel gathering on Garoppolo at Patriots practice

FOXBORO - There were no tells about the Patriots quarterback situation for Sunday during the portion of Friday practice the media was allowed to watch. 

Jimmy Garoppolo, who on Wednesday was seen throwing short and medium-range passes without a lot of zip, hasn't thrown a ball with media in attendance since. Friday morning, after stretching and jogging, Garoppolo began a session feigning taking a snap from a center and going into a drop. But he did so without a football in his hands. 

Rookie Jacoby Brissett did flip a few passes during the jogging and stretching portion and, while he was wearing gloves, he is showing no signs of favoring his right thumb. 

So the question isn't whether the Patriots have any quarterbacks for Sunday against the Bills, it's whether or not they'll have Garoppolo. Certainly, it's a question that's been on the mind of Bills head coach Rex Ryan who keeps speaking the truth in jest by referencing the uncertainty around the Patriots situation. 

After being on the field in limited capacity all week, it's a certainty that Garoppolo dresses for the Bills game. Whether he plays and how effective he might be remains anything but certain.