View from the Stadium: Pats strapped in secondary

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View from the Stadium: Pats strapped in secondary

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Follow @tomecurran
OAKLAND-- The Oakland Raiders enter Sunday's game with the league's leading rusher and a passing game that would be best described as "complementary."Yet with the Patriots yielding yards at an alarming rate through the air and nursing injuries in their secondary, the Raiders may be tempted to go up top.
Leigh Bodden and Ras-I Dowling are both inactive for this one. And while Bodden has been disappointing this season, the Patriots are shorthanded in the secondary and can ill afford to be a man down. The corner rotation now has Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington, and the little-used, recently-arrived Antwaun Molden and Phillip Adams. Raiders' quarterback Jason Campbell is last in the NFL among starters with just 82 attempts. The Raiders have big speed on the edges with wide receivers Darrius Heyward-Bey, Jacoby Ford and rookie Denarius Moore. It will definitely be an area to watch since the Patriots have been so bad at defending downfield throws on the edge.Tom E. Curran can be reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran

Tom Brady posts skiing video with dated South Park reference

Tom Brady posts skiing video with dated South Park reference

Tom Brady’s annual attempt at making the collective testicles of New England draw up into its stomach has succeeded.

Brady posted on Instagram and Facebook a video (see below) of him skiing somewhere that we aren’t. He approaches a decent-sized jump, hits it, appears to stick the landing, blurts, “Whoa…” and then the camera shows an empty ski and a lifeless body. 

Actually, no lifeless body. Watched it a second time. No lifeless body.

Brady has graduated from sliding down waterslides and cliff-diving to this latest offseason effort to make sure everyone still cares about his safety.  

They do.

Next season, Russian Roulette.

If you french fry when you're supposed to pizza, you're gonna have a bad time! Trust me!!!

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Giardi: First- and second-round pick would be ‘blockbuster’ for Garoppolo

Giardi: First- and second-round pick would be ‘blockbuster’ for Garoppolo

Rumor has it there are NFL teams willing to send a 'blockbuster trade' to the New England Patriots for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Mike Giardi describes what he thinks would be a blockbuster trade for Jimmy G.