Logan Mankins let loose in Buffalo

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Logan Mankins let loose in Buffalo

By Jon Fucile
WickedGoodSports.com

If theres one man you dont want to make angry on the Patriots, that man is Logan Mankins. Hes roughly two tons of bottled rage. If you mess with his teammates you better believe youre going to get a big piece of your behind handed to you.

The Buffalo Bills decided to test him Sunday and the results were disastrous for the city.

During the game, Mankins became angry after a couple of questionable hits left his teammates a bit dazed. He went after the Bills, but was restrained for the time being. Once the Patriots lost, however, Mankins erupted.

Players and fans alike ran from the stadium as Mankins rampaged through downtown Buffalo, tipping any cars or quarterbacks he saw.

He also reportedly tracked down a nearby herd of buffalo. Just because.

At one point he was seen with Bruins captain Zdeno Chara and the two engaged in some tag team buffalo hunting. No one was spared.

Sources have told Wicked Good Sports that no human beings were killed during the rampage and that Ryan Miller should eventually make a full recovery to choke in the first round of the playoffs.

We are told, however, that Jim Kelly suffered a far worse fate.

Mankins reportedly entered the still empty Buffalo Hall of Accomplishments to find Jim Kelly starring at an empty case where Super Bowl trophies are to be held, assuming the Bills ever win any.

While Buffalo fans hit the streets as though beating the Patriots was just as good as winning the Super Bowl, Jim Kelly was abused worse by Mankins than he was by the Dallas Cowboys defense.

Fellow Buffalo hero Brett Hull even got in on the action, as Hull and Mankins decided to throw Kelly through as many tables as lost Super Bowls.

Hey guys, for those Buffalo residents out there who cant count that high, how many Super Bowls in a row did Jim Kelly lose?

The Buffalo police department was helpless to stop Mankins as Police Chief Lindy Ruff began openly weeping when Mankins attack began and blamed the referees for Buffalos cheap shots.

Mankins was last seen training for a second round of attacks in his forest hideout with the Brothers Gronk.

If you see Mankins, please do not approach him. Local authorities have advised people to contact them directly. He is considered bearded and dangerous.

Bradley returns to Celtics' lineup for Sunday's game vs. Heat

Bradley returns to Celtics' lineup for Sunday's game vs. Heat

BOSTON -- Avery Bradley, whose flu-like symptoms landed him in the hospital and forced him to miss Friday’s game against Phoenix, tells CSNNE.com that he will play tonight.
 
“I didn’t get [out of the hospital] until [Saturday] evening,” Bradley told CSNNE.com. “My stomach still hurts a little bit, but I’m all right. I’ll be good.”
 
The importance of Bradley to this team cannot be overstated.
 
His ability to make a major impact both as a scorer and an elite defender separates him from not only his teammates but from most guards in the NBA.
 
However, his health has been a season-long issue in some form or another, which can be seen in the fact that he has missed 24 games via injury or illness -- more than any other player on the Celtics roster.
 
When he has played, Bradley has delivered on several fronts.
 
He’s averaging 16.9 points per game while averaging 6.2 rebounds per game - both career highs -- which rank second and third, respectively, on the Celtics roster this season.

Five things to look for from the NFL annual meetings this week

Five things to look for from the NFL annual meetings this week

PHOENIX -- Bill Belichick may not be speaking with the media here this week, but there will be plenty for us to examine at the annual league meetings. 

Reporters were informed via a team spokesperson that the Patriots coach would not be in attendance at the AFC coaches breakfast Tuesday morning -- where in the past orange juice has been sipped and tape recorders have been bulldozed -- due to a scouting conflict. 

The breakfast is not mandatory for coaches so for Belichick to use his time at a college pro day (Florida, Texas and Iowa State all have theirs scheduled for Tuesday) or a private workout comes as little surprise. He's been busy on the Trail of Due Diligence in recent weeks, making visits to Vanderbilt, Ohio State and Michigan in order to get a closer look at prospects.

Five weeks behind, remember? No days off. 

Patriots owner Robert Kraft is planning to meet with reporters on Monday so we'll have an opportunity to hear from him on a variety of topics when that comes to pass. 

Here are some of the other Patriots-related stories we'll be doing some digging on this week as we keep you updated with blog posts, occasional television hits, tweets (@PhilAPerry), Instagram shots (@PhilAPerry), and maybe even a podcast or two.

-- What does the rest of the league think when it sees the way the Patriots have attacked this offseason? How will the new pieces fit? Do other coaches and executives see it as Belichick going all in on 2017? Or is this just a case of a team adhering to its motto of doing "what's best for the football team" -- both in the short and long-term?

-- What's next for the Patriots? They're not done building the roster, so where might they turn next? Will they add other lower-level free agents? Will they be looking to trade back into the first and second rounds? Which positions seem to be of interest to them in the draft, and how might that signal the direction this roster is headed?

-- What is the feeling on the future at the quarterback position in New England? We know the Patriots aren't looking to give away Jimmy Garoppolo, but do people around the league really feel as though a haul of draft picks won't get the Patriots to think twice about trading him? Is it possible that in this rare scenario -- where the franchise quarterback is playing at an MVP-level but headed into his 40-year-old season -- people could see the Patriots paying two passers a starter's salary?

-- Will anything happen with Malcolm Butler before the meetings are out? Some have speculated that if his status as a restricted free agent (with an unsigned first-round tender) is to change anytime soon, it could happen here, where presumably his agent will be able to hear offers from one or more clubs in person. Will Butler find a team willing to give him an offer sheet and relinquish its first-round pick to the Patriots? Or will he sign his tender -- whether it's with the intent to play for the Patriots in 2017, or to be traded?

-- Rules changes are coming. We just don't know which ones. Will the linebacker leap (executed by Jamie Collins and Shea McClellin under Belichick) be eliminated? Will Stephen Gostkowski soon be looking to blast kickoffs through the uprights due to the passing of a rule that would place the ball at the 20 as opposed to the 25 for such a feat? Will real-time replay decisions suddenly shift from the officials on the field to the NFL offices at 345 Park Avenue? We'll let you know which proposals are held up, which fall flat, and how the Patriots might be impacted. Belichick and his staff did not submit any proposals for the second consecutive year.