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Aaron Hernandez out 1-2 weeks with MCL sprain?

Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:28 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The New England Patriots have piled up more passing yards than anyone in the NFL, and it's largely in part to the stupendous play from their two young tight ends, Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. (As Phil Simms notes in the video below, they are, in fact, "the difference" for the Pats offense this year.)

So it's bad news to hear that Hernandez will reportedly miss one to two weeks with a sprained MCL, according to Shalise Young of the Boston Globe.

Hernandez missed the second half of the fourth quarter on Sunday against San Diego after taking a shot to knee from Bob Sanders helmet, despite staying in the game for a few plays after the knock to the knee.

"I feel pretty good," Hernandez said before hobbling out of the locker room, via Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald. "Little sore, we’ll see what it is. Just getting ready for this next game."

How this plays out will be interesting for the Patriots. For one, there's a belief that Rob Gronkowski will now catch 15 touchdowns next week. That's actually less likely, because Hernandez' absence will limit the ability of New England to spread out coverage on their tight ends.

It will also likely mean the recently-criticized Chad Ochocinco, heretofore the fifth option in the passing game for New England, gets a serious chance to step up and impress his critics, as the Patriots won't run as many two tight end sets without Hernandez in the game. (And therefore, likely more three-wideout sets.)

Hernandez' absence won't mean that Tom Brady's prolific start to the season should suddenly slow down, and it's entirely possible that the Patriots Week 3 matchup against the Bills is another shootout for a Patriots team that's already been involved in a pair so far this year.


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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 9:12 am
 

Aaron Hernandez out 1-2 weeks with MCL sprain?



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Since: Nov 28, 2011
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Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 9:04 pm
 

Aaron Hernandez out 1-2 weeks with MCL sprain?

Gotta cut manjo a little break guys he is a steeler fan , cheating wasn't it the steelers who cheated badly in the 70's by abusing the steriods (dont think so mango watch the special on mike webster and the rest ) and they where the winners in the only super bowl i can say was actually deternined by the officals "..... The seahawks WON that game easily if not for those unbelievably bad calls,,, plus the roonys dont own the steeler guys Tom Brady does or haven't you watched ny of his games against the 2nd best team in pennsylvania Lol



Since: Sep 7, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 8:57 pm
 

Aaron Hernandez out 1-2 weeks with MCL sprain?

They will still run those tight end sets the pats picked up gronkowskis brother from denver , just because of this . As herndandez had was unable to contribute in their playoff loss last year n and they loaded up and ochinico will step up he made 2 outstanding catches yesterday



Since: Dec 21, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2011 8:37 pm
 

Aaron Hernandez out 1-2 weeks with MCL sprain?

Manjo you are a F#CKING Idiot. Let me guess... Your a Jets fan. Mangina was just as big a cheater as BB and squealed on the Pats when we did not allow his film crew to tape us. Do your research ass munch. It has been 4 years and they have had a perfect regular season and a trip to the Superbowl.



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: September 19, 2011 7:12 pm
 

Aaron Hernandez out 1-2 weeks with MCL sprain?

Question:  When was the last time the Pats won the SB?

Answer:  When they were cheating.


Question:  When was the last time the Pats won a playoff game?

Answer:  Over 1,000 days ago.


Question:  When will the Pats win another SB?

Answer:  Perhaps when they start cheating again.



Since: Sep 4, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 5:50 pm
 

Aaron Hernandez out 1-2 weeks with MCL sprain?

10/30/11 - Pats at their home away from home, Heinz Field.
Ah, the memories. Brady'll throw for 400 plus that day!

Pittsburgh Gazzette after last year's beating/
VVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVV

Patriots' Brady dominates Steelers

No secret the Steelers are owned by Irishmen, family name Rooney. There is another Irishman who owns the Steelers. His name is Tom Brady.

For all its ferociousness and stinginess and high rankings through the years, the Steelers' defense has been putty in Brady's hands whenever he and his New England Patriots get the good fortune of playing them.


Read more:

Little tom brady babies runnin all over that city the way he's had his way with it!!




Since: Jul 16, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 5:24 pm
 

Aaron Hernandez out 1-2 weeks with MCL sprain?

Will the NFL make another Patriot rule so no one can hit the TE's now? What a joke the NFL has become. Here is the biggest sucmbag coach who admitted to cheating and the NFL promotes him and this cheating team all the time.  You can't hit a QB becuase of Tom "PUSS" Brady. Ravens & Patriots should be kicke dout of the NFL and the world would be better

well we know the Steelers would most certainly be better off ..Brady and the Patriots own the Steelers ..but then again you know that ..

right?



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 4:52 pm
 

Aaron Hernandez out 1-2 weeks with MCL sprain?

Why are these threads filled wih nothing but rediculous trash talk? I think the article was about an MCL strain. (I wonder if I'll get trash talked for this...)



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