Tedy Bruschi spent his entire 13-year career with the New England Patriots after being drafted in the third round out of Arizona. He played in five Super Bowls, winning three. He retired prior to the 2009 season.
Playoff expansion a good idea, but better if we say bye to the bye.
After a valiant run, the Patriots can pick up the pieces and move on.
Pats' winning formula: Power running on offense, weathering storm on D.
The Patriots have to pick their poison against the Broncos.
Andrew Luck's big-game potential makes the Colts a dangerous foe.
Refs are letting 'em play, so Patriots have to come out aggressive.
Mentally tough Pats will be fine tuning even with their opponent TBD.
With a bye at stake, look for the Pats to again turn to the running game.
Credit for a big win, but these are still the Any-Given-Sunday Pats.
One thing we know for sure about Pats-Ravens: It'll be decided late.
Despite the Pats' obvious flaws, they could still reach the Super Bowl.
The Pats' hat/T-shirt game against the Dolphins presents familiar challenges.
The Pats don't need style points; they just gotta get the win vs. the Browns.
With the Patriots' defensive weaknesses exposed, things will only get harder.
The Patriots need to avoid a letdown Sunday against the struggling Texans.
It was a tough way for the Broncos to lose, but the Patriots earned this one.
Expect another classic Brady-Manning matchup on Sunday.
With Denver up next, the Pats will turn the page after a bitter loss.
Great defensive front, diverse offense make Carolina tough 'MNF' draw.
The Patriots' struggling D will need the improved offense to stay on track.
Like their shifty QB, the struggling Steelers won't go down easily.
The Patriots can expect another tight game Sunday against the Dolphins.
This Patriots team will have to grind out wins for the rest of the season.
With their defensive leaders out, the Pats need to make key adjustments.
It all comes down to solid team defense this weekend against the Saints.
The Patriots will be tested on the road this week at Cincinnati.
Solving problems -- like the loss of Vince Wilfork -- is where Bill Belichick thrives.
Pats face their best offense so far, but banged-up Atlanta D can be exploited.
The defense has carried the Pats, but there's reason for hope on offense.
The Bucs are a dangerous 0-2 opponent for the Patriots on Sunday.
Until Pats' offense clicks, the pressure is on the defense to be a dominant unit.
Expect Rex Ryan to use his bag of tricks against the shorthanded Patriots.
Bruschi on Tap: Chalk this one up as a learning experience.
New QB and coach make Bills a mystery, but one the Pats should solve.
Unveiling the first All-Bruschi Team for NFL's unsung leaders.
Bruschi on Tap: It hurts, but the better team won on Sunday.
Expect another classic game when the Pats host the Ravens this Sunday.
Bruschi on Tap: Gronk injury brings out new questions and plenty of concerns.
The Patriots should be able to exploit the Texans' weaknesses again.
This Patriots team is too mentally tough for a repeat of 2010.
How the Pats approach Sunday's game depends on a number of factors.
The Pats may want to remember that the Jags have something to prove.
The Patriots must learn from their sloppy loss Sunday and fix things.
Kaepernick's inexperience could be the Patriots' biggest advantage on Sunday.
AFC-leading Houston comes to New England with something to prove.
Are the Pats' defensive woes behind them? The Texans game will tell all.
With big games coming up, Pats can't overlook the Dolphins.
Thanksgiving night blowout said more about the Jets than the Patriots.
The Patriots should expect another tough game against the Jets on Thursday.
The Pats should be peaking, not figuring out how to win without a key player.
Rookie QB and a team suddenly on a mission could give the Patriots trouble.
Can the Pats' big plays keep canceling out their costly defensive lapses?
Bills are a team with nothing to lose, but is still no match for the Pats.
It won't be pretty, but mismatches should carry Pats across the pond.
The Patriots' ugly win over the Jets has just raised more questions.
Bruschi: The Patriots must play it smart against the savvy Jets
A weak secondary is just one of several problems for the Patriots.
Bruschi: The Patriots' running game was created for matchups like this.
The Patriots' power running game brings their hurry-up offense to a new level.
Chess match with Peyton might come down to stopping McGahee.
Smashmouth D, smart running game give the Patriots new ways to win.
Watch out: These revamped Bills are ready for the Patriots.
Yes, the refs were bad, but the Patriots blew their chances on Sunday.
Give the Ravens an edge over a Pats team still trying to figure it out.
The loss of Aaron Hernandez is a painful blow to the Patriots' game plan.
Between Fitzgerald and 'Steelers West' D, the Cards won't be pushovers.
There was a lot to like from the Patriots' defensive front seven.
Edge play will be a big factor in the Patriots' season opener Sunday.
Can the Pats protect Brady from NYG's D-line? That's a key to Super Bowl XLVI.
Indoor-stadium energy drain is an X-factor worth watching.
The Patriots' pass rush must be equalizer against the Giants' prolific offense.
With veterans on both sides, the Pats and Ravens will likely produce a classic.
Can the Patriots end their playoff losing streak Saturday vs. Broncos?
Steelers underestimated Tebow, a mistake the Pats can't afford to make.
Bruschi On Tap: The Patriots have to kick the habit of falling behind early.
With the bye at stake and room to grow, no way the Pats let up now.
Bruschi on Tap: One hat/T-shirt set isn't enough.
Can Tim Tebow put up enough points to keep pace with Tom Brady?
On Tebow's magic, the Brady spat and why the Pats' defense better improve.
Will Mike Shanahan give Bill Belichick problems again on Sunday?
Bruschi on Tap: Patriots got the win and a wakeup call vs. Colts.
Despite the expected mismatch, New England can't let up on the Colts.
Remember, the Patriots still face plenty of challenges before the playoffs.
At 4-6, the Eagles can't afford a loss. Can the Patriots end their playoff chances?
How the Patriots' defense handles Michael Vick on Sunday could be telling.
Minus Matt Cassel, the banged-up Chiefs are a long shot vs. the Pats.
The Pats must approach the rest of their games with the same urgency as Sunday.
Can the Pats beat the streaking Jets to take the reins in the AFC East race?
Eli Manning is one of the NFL's hottest QBs. Can the Pats cool him off?
Mixing and matching in the secondary isn't working for the Patriots.
If Ben Roethlisberger is allowed to improvise on Sunday, the Pats will pay.
The Pats head into their bye with a win thanks to a solid defensive performance.
Unlike the Cowboys, the Patriots have proved they can excel in crunch time.
Pats shut down the Jets, but how they handle Cowboys is the true test.
Expect a close game Sunday when the Patriots renew their rivalry with the Jets.
The Patriots' defense is still the root of numerous questions.
Bruschi's Breakdown: New England must stop the Raiders' power running game.
The Patriots' defense must adjust to fast-break football.
Expect more 'video game' numbers from Brady & Co. on Sunday in Buffalo.
Taking out Antoinio Gates on Sunday was a vintage Bill Belichick move.
All signs point to a shootout Sunday between the Patriots and Chargers.
The competitor in Tom Brady shined in the Patriots' opening win.
The Patriots' defensive adjustments will be key in their opener vs. the Dolphins.
It's just the preseason, but the Patriots showed some flaws against the Lions.
Biggest takeaway from impressive win was amount of pressure generated by defense.
What we learned about the Patriots in the preseason opener.
Intelligence, toughness, versatility, putting the team first -- Mike Vrabel had it all.
As the terrain gets tougher, the inspiration is stronger during Tedy Bruschi's climb of Kilimanjaro.
Tedy Bruschi details his first day hiking up Mount Kilimanjaro.
Tedy Bruschi talks about starting his trip to Kilimanjaro in New York.
An old friend shows this rookie the ropes before the Kilimanjaro climb.
The heat is on high as the Patriots prepare for the Jets again.
New Orleans Saints feel burden of being defending champ.
With Pats on bye, we scout their possible opponents for next Sunday.
Seeing the Broadway play "Lombardi" hit home for Tedy Bruschi.
Spikes, Woodhead are among the Pats' top concerns during playoff preparations.
Expect Pats starters to see time despite the game being meaningless.
Sunday's game was a perfect example of Belichick-style complementary football.
The Patriots know they're in for a test Sunday against the Bills.
Five observations from the Patriots' close call against the Packers.
The status of quarterback Aaron Rodgers is the key in Patriots vs. Packers.
Tedy Bruschi offers observations from the Patriots' beatdown of the Bears.
Bruschi on Tap: Patriots show they're versatile, tough and determined.
The Patriots and Jets are on course for a huge Week 13 game.
With rival Colts hobbled, a perfect chance for Patriots to get on a roll.
The Patriots rebounded from last week with an impressive win over the Steelers.
For Pats, beating a well-coached Steelers team on road too much to ask.
Tip your cap to the Browns, but blame this Patriots loss on a lack of focus.
One key for the Patriots against the Browns will be stopping RB Peyton Hillis.
Six observations on the Patriots' impressive win over the Vikings.
There are many storylines to the Pats-Vikings game. Tedy Bruschi helps break them down.
The Chargers were generous hosts Sunday and the Patriots took advantage of that.
Chargers matchup is classic trap game, but Belichick won't let Pats fall for it.
Behind Brady and Branch, Pats' offense looked energized and D put it together.
The Pats will have to throw off the Ravens by spreading the offensive wealth.
Pats could have issues vs. physical Miami offense, but Dolphins' D has holes.
Why Bill Belichick should be sick about the defense he's putting out on the field.
Bruschi Breakdown: Bill Belichick won't let the Patriots look past the Bills this week.
Pats' road woes resurface in loss that could serve as a blueprint.
Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss preview the Patriots' game against the Jets.
The most important thing the Patriots did Sunday was re-establish home-field advantage.
Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss preview the Patriots' opener against the Bengals.
Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss preview the 2010 Patriots.
Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss break down the Pats heading into training camp.
Bruschi's Breakdown: Expect Pats to take 'edge player' among their first picks.
It was surprising to see the Pats come out that unprepared vs. the Ravens.
Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss break down Sunday's Patriots-Ravens playoff game.
Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss break down how the Pats should approach Sunday.
Simplifying defense made a difference; Maroney may get lost in shuffle.
Caldwell and the Colts picked the wrong time to rest.
Patriots focus on earning playoff bid and an extra week of rest.
The Pats didn't blow out the Bills, but style points don't matter this time of year.
The Patriots need to come together Sunday in Buffalo.
Randy Moss might have looked frustrated Sunday, but he didn't quit.
Forget resting starters, the Colts and Saints should both go for 16-0.
After all the distractions of this week, the Patriots need a big effort Sunday.
After another frustrating loss, the Patriots must show they can respond to adversity.
The Patriots desperately need a road win, but Miami's no vacation.
Monday's Patriots-Saints game has a number of huge matchups to watch.
The Jets learned that it's hard to beat the Patriots twice in the same season.
Keys for Pats vs. Jets will be red zone success, stopping run, protecting Brady.
Bill Belichick's fourth-down decision sent a message of doubt to his defense.
Breaking down some of the key matchups in Sunday's huge Patriots-Colts game.
The Patriots handled everything Miami threw at them Sunday.
The Wildcat isn't the main reason the Pats need to respect Miami.
After bye, Patriots will face Denver-like formations.
Five observations from the Patriots' dominating victory over the Bucs.
Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss break down Sunday's Patriots-Buccaneers matchup.
The Patriots silenced their coach with Sunday's romp.
Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss break down Sunday's Patriots-Titans matchup.
Sunday's loss to the Broncos was a game of missed oppotunities for the Patriots.
Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss break down Sunday's Patriots-Broncos matchup.
Thoughts on Sunday's Patriots victory, including Wes Welker's return.
Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss break down Sunday's Ravens-Patriots game.
Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss break down Sunday's Patriots-Falcons game.
Thoughts from around the NFL, including the Patriots' struggles in short-yardage and who deserves a Bruschi.
Tedy Bruschi and Mike Reiss break down Sunday's Patriots-Jets game.