Patriots rolling on receivers

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Patriots rolling on receivers

Earlier this morning, Tom E. Curran posted a video of Chad Ochocinco absolutely going to town on a set of imaginary receivers. I'll re-post it here, but credit to PatsFans.com for finding it first.

Pretty solid, right? We can only hope that one of those orange workout cones catches on somewhere in the AFC East.

But more importantly, Ocho's workout tape reminded me of my favorite, defender-free receiver clip of all time. Of course, I'm talking about Chad Jackson vs. the ball machines!

I was going to say: "Who would have thought that a guy with so much talent could be such a massive bust." But even in that 15 second interview with Erin Andrews, didn't it seem like something was up? At the very least, he didn't really seem like a Patriots kind of guy. But hey, everyone makes mistakes.

One more thing: When it comes to the Chad Jackson pick, the biggest criticism usually revolves around all the other solid receivers who were still available (Greg Jennings, Brandon Marshall, Marques Colston). But you knew who the Pats really should have picked?

Bernard Pollard, who was selected in the second round, 18 picks after Jackson.

How different would Patriots history be if the guy who's ruined three of the last four seasons was on New England's sidelines?

Rich can be reached at rlevine@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Rich on Twitter at http:twitter.comrich_levine

Celtics' team plane receives bomb threat

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Celtics' team plane receives bomb threat

BOSTON -- There was a bomb threat to the Boston Celtics’ team plane to Oklahoma City on Saturday afternoon, but no one was injured.

The incident will be investigated by NBA security which will work in conjunction with the FBI on this matter which was one of several hoaxes called into airports across the country on Saturday.

News of the bomb threat was first known when Celtics forward Jae Crowder posted an Instagram photo showing players departing the plane with the caption, “BOMB THREAT ON US”.

Celtics officials declined to comment on the matter and instead referred all bomb threat-related questions to the league office.

Messages to the league office were not immediately returned.