Julian Edelman reads his harsh 2009 draft report

Julian Edelman wearing a Coach Up t-shirt. (Photo From Julian Edelman's Instagram)

Julian Edelman wearing a Coach Up t-shirt.
(Photo From Julian Edelman’s Instagram)

Julian Edelman stars in a “Coach Up” video about working hard and proving people wrong.

In the video, it shows Edelman working out in many different ways while he reads his 2009 draft report, that was very harsh on the wide receiver.

Edelman caught 105 passes last year for 1,056 yards and 6 touchdowns. In the playoffs, he caught 16 passes in two games for 173 yards and a touchdown.

He was rewarded with a new contract in the off-season and through 2 games this season, he has caught 12 passes for 176 yards and a touchdown.

He has established himself as the number one receiver in the Brady-led offense.

You can watch the video below and trust me, you want to!

Photos from the Patriots Week 2 Win

Tom Brady takes the hit, but deliver the pass to Edelman.  (Photo BY AP)

Tom Brady takes the hit, but deliver the pass to Edelman.
(Photo BY AP)

Minitron had a big day, hauling in 6 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown. (Photo By: AP)

Minitron had a big day, hauling in 6 passes for 81 yards and a touchdown.
(Photo By: AP)

Stevan Ridley finds the end zone and 100 yards in week 2. (Photo By: Assoicated Press)

Stevan Ridley finds the end zone and 100 yards in week 2.
(Photo By: Associated Press)

Stephen Gostowkski was one of the MVP's week 2 after his 3 field goal performance. (Photo By: AP)

Stephen Gostowkski was one of the MVP’s week 2 after his 3 field goal performance.
(Photo By: AP)

Devin McCouty's interception got things started for New England. (Photo By: AP)

Devin McCouty’s interception got things started for New England.
(Photo By: AP)

Darrelle Revis with his first interception of the day. He had Greg  Jennings on an island all day. (Photo By: Keith Nordstrom)

Darrelle Revis with his first interception of the day. He had Greg Jennings on an island all day.
(Photo By: Keith Nordstrom)

Dont'a Hightower got to Cassel 2 times, and the Pats defense sacked him 6 sacks. (Photo By: AP)

Dont’a Hightower got to Cassel 2 times, and the Pats defense sacked him 6 sacks.
(Photo By: AP)

Rookie Dominique Easley makes the interception  (Photo By: Keith Nordstrom)

Rookie Dominique Easley makes the interception
(Photo By: Keith Nordstrom)

The defensive line celebrates Easly's INT. (Photo By: Keith Nordstrom)

The defensive line celebrates Easly’s INT.
(Photo By: Keith Nordstrom)

Tom Brady and Matt Cassel hugs before the Game. Friends, Brady got the win yesterday.  (Photo By: Keith Nordstrom)

Tom Brady and Matt Cassel hugs before the Game. Friends, Brady got the win yesterday.
(Photo By: Keith Nordstrom)

 

Recap: Patriots pick off the Vikings

Chandler Jones returns the block field goal.  (Photo By: Keith Nordstrom)

Chandler Jones returns the block field goal.
(Photo By: Keith Nordstrom)

The Patriots defense began the day looking like they did last week, but certainly didn’t finish that way. After allowing the Vikings to go up the field on the first series and allowing a Cassel touchdown pass to RB Matt Asiata, the Pats shut down the Vikings for the remainder of the game.

The Pats offense didn’t do anything on their first series, but on the Vikings next series, FS Devin McCouty picked off Matt Cassel and returned it all the way to the one yard line to set up a Stevan Ridley touchdown, which tied the game.

Ridley would finish the game with 101 yards on 25 carries and a touchdown.

Tom Brady didn’t have the best day, but he would lead his team down the field by completing two 13 yard passes to WR Aaron Dobson and FB James Devlin. The drive would lead to a 48 yard field goal by kicker Stephen Gostowski, who made 3 on the day.

Gostowkski made at 48 yards, 47 yards, and 24 yard field goals.

On the next series, Darrelle Revis would make his first interception of the season when Matt Cassel tried to go deep to Greg Jennings, and the interception would lead to a Patriots touchdown.

Tom Brady and Julian Edelman connected a few times before connecting in the corner end zone on a perfectly thrown pass.

Edelman was lights out and the only one really doing anything for Tom Brady on offense, since Gronk was still limited. Edelman finished with 6 catches for 81 yards and a touchdown.

Just before half time, Chandler Jones would block a Blair Walsh field goal and return it 58 yards with 9 seconds left before halftime. The Pats were up 24-7.

Jones had a monster day with 2 sacks and the KB returned for a TD.

The Patriots defensive line fared much better yesterday, stopping Minnesota’s run game. They also got more pressure on the QB and got pressure on Cassel. 

Dont’a Hightower had a good game and had two sacks. He was allowed to do what he does best and that’s sack the QB.

The Pats would have 6 sacks total on Mr. Cassel. Hightower (2), Jones (2), Ninkovich (1), and Logan Ryan (1).

Logan Ryan had an interception of Matt Cassel that led to another Patriots field goal. The Pats would kick another to end the game with a final score of 30-7.

Dominique Easley made a diving interception toward the end of the 4th quarter.

The Patriots created a ton of turnovers in this game, picking off Matt Cassel 4 times.

The defense was great and so was the kicking game. The offense was ok, but certainly not great and have plenty to work on, but the Pats got the win, and now have a record of 1-1.

 

 

Patriots at Vikings NFL Week 2 Inactives

New England – DL Michael Buchanan, LB Jamie Collins, CB Alfonzo Dennard, DL Zach Moore, WR Kenbrell Thompkins, OL Ryan Wendell, RB James White

Minnesota – DE Scott Crichton, LB Michael Mauti, RB Adrian Peterson, QB Christian Ponder, WR Rodney Smith, LB Brandon Watts, G David Yankey

Vikings fan wears Peterson jersey, holds a switch

Fan wearing an Adrian Peterson Jersey while holding a switch. (Photo By Kim Johnson, a WCCO This Morning Anchor/Reporter)

Fan wearing an Adrian Peterson Jersey while holding a switch.
(Photo By Kim Johnson, a WCCO This Morning Anchor/Reporter)

A Minnesota Vikings fan was pictured holding a switch, which is a tree branch with no leaves, while wearing an Adrian Peterson jersey before today’s game.

I’m guessing the person did it to show support for their RB, who isn’t playing today, because of switching his 4 year old son, 10-15 times, and leaving cuts and bruises on the boy’s body. 

This was way out of line, but that’s my thought.

What are your thoughts on this fan?

 

 

NFL Week 2 Predictions

Tom Brady Photo By: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Tom Brady
Photo By: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Dolphins Vs Bills: Dolphins 35-21

Lions Vs Panthers: Lions 28-17

Cowboys Vs Titans: Cowboys 21-14

Patriots Vs Vikings: Patriots 20-17

Saints Vs Browns: 42-35

Falcons Vs Bengals: Bengals 28 – 27

Jaguars Vs Redskins: Jaguars 28 – 21

Cardinals Vs Giants: Giants 21-10

Seahawks Vs Chargers: Chargers 17 – 10

Rams Vs Buccaneers: Buccaneers 21-13

Chiefs Vs Broncos: Bronocos 28 – 17

Jets Vs Packers: Packers 28 – 10

Texans Vs Raiders: Texans 21 – 16

Bears Vs 49ers: 49ers 21-14

Eagles Vs Colts: Colts 49-42

 

Patriots Vs Vikings Preview

The Patriots will play the Vikings in less than an hour today!

The Patriots will not face Adrian Peterson, who has been deactivated, due to being arrested for injury of a child. Peterson spanked his child with a switch (which is a thin branch with no leaves that bend) and whipped his son all over with it, leaving cuts and bruises. His son is 4 years old, and it happened in May.

Friends Matt Cassel and Tom Brady square off today. (Photo From IsportsWeb.com)

Friends Matt Cassel and Tom Brady square off today.
(Photo From IsportsWeb.com)

The Patriots defense has been working on tackling and doing the small things right, which is what cost them against the Dolphins. Even without Adrian Peterson, the Vikings will still try to run against New England with Matt Asiata, who will have success if the Pats run defense is not better than last week. The Pats rush defense will also have to contain Cordarrelle Patterson, who ran 3 times for 102 yards and a touchdown against the Rams. They will look to spy on him the entire game and play Revis or speedier corners Ryan or Arrington against him. All 3 are good tacklers and have speed that should keep up with the talented player. The Pats number one goal will be to take away Patterson and then stop the run.

They will also look to shut down Greg Jennings, who has begun to emerge in Minnesota and growing trust with Matt Cassel. The Pats secondary will be tested today and if they play good they should hold down Minnesota’s offense.

The Patriots number one goal on offense will be to keep Tom Brady upright and protected throughout the game. They will be short Ryan Wendell, but Bryan Stork and Josh Kline might get playing time in Wendell’s place and hopefully Devy’s place. The Pats will look to keep Everson Griffin at bay and handle the rest of the pressure.

Edelman and Gronk will be the go to guy and I expect Gronk to have a great game. The Pats would love to see Amendola, LaFell, or Thompkins really step up today if Dobson doesn’t play.

The Pats will be more balanced today to help take the pressure off of the passing game.

 

Jamie Collins will be out against the Vikings

Jamie Collins will miss his first career NFL game. (AP Images)

Jamie Collins will miss his first career NFL game.
(AP Images)

Jamie Collins will miss his first game as a Patriot, with a thigh injury he suffered during practice earlier this week.

The Pats will also be without Ryan Wendell, who will miss the game because of a knee injury, and Michael Buchanan with an ankle injury.

 Deontae Skinner is expected to get reps at LB in place of Collins. Skinner was promoted from the practice squad and Darius Fleming was cut to make room. 

OL Jordan Devy or rookie Bryan Stork could get the start at OL tomorrow in place of Wendell.