Ty Law knows a thing or two about playing with clutch kickers -- Adam Vinatieri anyone? So when Stephen Gostkowski missed what would have been a game-winning 42-yard field goal on Sunday, his mind went straight to that comparison.
He's probably not alone, as many Patriots fans did the same.
Gostkowski hasn't been in many high pressure situations since joining the team, but he failed to convert in one this time.
Do you think he can handle the pressure?
(And oh by the way, Vinatieri hit a game-winning field goal in Indianapolis Sunday)
The trade rumors surrounding Jimmy Garoppolo have died slightly with ESPN's Adam Schefter insisting more than once that the New England Patriots quarterback will not get traded.
But Bill Belichick has shocked the NFL before. He could do it again on draft day by dealing Garoppolo Thursday.
CSNNE's Mike Giardi asked the 25-year-old quarterback whether he had any nerves heading into the 2017 NFL Draft with the potential for a trade.
"No nerves," Garoppolo said Wednesday at TD Garrden before Game 5 of the Boston Celtics' game against the Chicago Bulls. "I'm just trying to enjoy the game with the guys tonight. It's a special thing coming out here."
Garoppolo was among a strong contingent of Patriots players at the game, including quarterback Jacoby Brissett, receiver Brandin Cooks and cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
Garoppolo said he hasn't changed his approach to the offseason with the possiblity looming that he might end up on another team.
"To be honest, I really didn't think about it," he said. "I was just enjoying the offseason. Working out. Grinding it out with the guys out in California. Now we're back at it with the team."
The Patriots commenced their offseason conditioning program on April 17.
Giardi asked whether Garoppolo would be monitoring social media during the draft to keep an eye on whether his name pops up in more trade rumors.
"I'm just going to be looking at your tweets the whole time," he said with a smile.
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