Hart: Steelers would have lasting impact on Patriots

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Hart: Steelers would have lasting impact on Patriots

The Patriots road to the Super Bowl could first go through Pittsburgh and if that's the case it may not reach the Super Bowl.

That's what Patriots Football Weekly's Andy Hart believes if the Pats are in fact paired up with the Steelers in the Wild Card round.

Check out what he said on UNO's Sports Tonight:

"I think the Steelers are by far the worst matchup - and they may not make it so you might not have to worry about it," Hart said. "But you look at a) Roethlisberger. What he can do in terms of keeping plays alive. Patriots have got no pass rush, and you're going to ask that secondary toc over for three, four, five, six seconds? But more importantly, it's the defense. It's nowhere near the 49ers, but that is stilla  physical defense that bangs you around. To me, that's the biggest issue here. If you play the Steelers in the first round, I firmly believe you won't go to the Super Bowl. And it won't be because you lose to them, it'll be because the hangover having to put three games in a row after the first one is a dogfight where you get beat up."

Kelly Olynyk in Celtics starting lineup in Game 4

Kelly Olynyk in Celtics starting lineup in Game 4

CLEVELAND – Amir Johnson’s right shoulder injury has him still in a state of limbo, which is why the Boston Celtics will start Kelly Olynyk tonight in Game 4 of Boston’s best-of-seven series with Cleveland.

Boston cut Cleveland’s series lead to 2-1 following their 111-108 Game 3 win.

Olynyk appeared in 75 games this season with six starts.

As a starter, he averaged 10.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists.

Olynyk said his focus tonight will be pretty simple.

“Just keep playing every possession like it’s the most important possession of the game,” Olynyk told CSNNE.com.

Report: Patriots, Gronkowski restructure contract for 2017 season

Report: Patriots, Gronkowski restructure contract for 2017 season

The Patriots and Rob Gronkowski have restructured the tight end’s contract for the coming season, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. 

The reworked deal can bump Gronkowski’s salary for the 2017 season from $5.25 million to $10.75 million, according to Schefter. 

Gronkowski was limited by injury to just eight games last season. He had 25 receptions for 540 yards and three touchdowns, all of which were career lows. 

The 28-year-old is entering his eighth NFL season since being selected by the Pats in the second round of the 2010 draft. He has played played in at least 15 regular-season games in four of his first seven season, though he’s twice played fewer than 10.