Morning Walk-Through: Rex Ryan the Patriots fan

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Morning Walk-Through: Rex Ryan the Patriots fan

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The Patriots haven't lost a regular-season home game started by Tom Brady since 2006. That leads Giants defensive end Justin Tuck to say the Patriots are "almost unbeatable" at home. Good thing he added the "almost" what with the history these teams have and all. Rex Ryan will play a "mammoth Patriots fan" in Adam Sandler's next film. I smell (veal) an Oscar.... An Adam Schefter tweet says Giants running back Ahmad Bradshaw may still play on Sunday. Eric Mangini analysis. Pats-Steelers chatter in here. Andrew Luck-induced skirmishes are flaring. (I believe he'll be a terrific quarterback but, like Phil Simms said, Luck's arm doesn't wow me like Matthew Stafford's did when he was at Georgia...to name one). Ndamukong Suh vs. Warren Sapp. The planet should root for Suh in all cases. But Sapp makes good points. LaDainian Tomlinson loves to analyze stuff.

Gronkowski presented with 2016 Ron Burton Community Service Award

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Gronkowski presented with 2016 Ron Burton Community Service Award

At Tuesday night’s Patriots Premiere event, tight end Rob Gronkowski was presented with the 2016 Ron Burton Community Service Award.

Gronkowski is the 14th player to have received the award that is named for the late Ron Burton. The first player the Patriots organization ever drafted, Burton was well-known for his charitable work.

“Ever since I’ve been here, following the Krafts, the whole Kraft family, from Myra Kraft, Mr. Kraft, all his sons, seeing everyone lead by example, how they give back to the community every single week was just an honor to see,” said Gronkowski, “I just wanted to be a part of it and give back to the community in a positive way.”

Those who have received the award in the past include Nate Solder (2015), Devin McCourty (2014), Matthew Slater (2013), Zoltan Mesko (2012), Jerod Mayo (2011), Vince Wilfork (2010), Kevin Faulk (2009), Larry Izzo (2008), Ty Warren (2007), Jarvis Green (2006), Matt Light (2005), Troy Brown (2004) and Joe Andruzzi (2003).

"Rob is just as fun to watch at a community event as he is on the game field," said Kraft. "Giving back to the community is a big part of being ‘Gronk.' He is engaging with fans of all ages. His gregarious personality makes him one of our greatest ambassadors, especially when spreading cheer to children at local hospitals or schools. We love the devotion and enthusiasm that he shows in the community and are proud to present him with this year's Ron Burton Community Service Award."

Gronk, never shy about cracking a joke, entertained the crowd like only he can.

“Who would have ever thought five years ago when I was on ESPN every weekend drunk that I’d be accepting this award?”

Ordway: Garoppolo has to play in game 4 of the preseason vs. Giants

Ordway: Garoppolo has to play in game 4 of the preseason vs. Giants

Glenn Ordway sits in with Bob Neumeier and Gary Tanguay on the Arbella Insurance Early Edition to chat about Brady's suspension terms, and Brady, Garoppolo and Brissett playing in the final pre-season game.