Deion Branch Turns Over New Leaf in New England Patriots Debut

October 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Turn Over a New Leaf: To begin again, fresh; to reform and begin again.
After Randy Moss was shipped to Minnesota, there was now a gaping a hole in the Patriots passing attack. Brady would no longer have his field-stretching binky to throw bombs to. He now had to relearn the dink and dunk offense that brought home three Lombardi Trophies in the early 2000s.
One of the focal points of that dynastic offense was Deion Branch. Chosen by New England in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft out of Louisville, Branch and Brady had an instant kinship on the field. They knew what the other was going to do without even saying a word.
The chemistry was evident during Branch’s four years with the Patriots. Branch had 213 catches for 2,744 yards and 14 touchdowns. These are not eye-popping stats but Branch did his damage in the pressure-filled arena of the NFL playoffs.
In Super Bowl XXXVIII, Branch torched the Carolina Panthers defense. He had 10 catches for ...

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