In the same to town that he set the NFL record for pass attempts(70) and completions(45) 10 years ago this weekend, Buffalo Bills QB Drew Bledsoe may be seeing the curtain pulled.
Ron Borges starts the obituary for the former Patriots signal caller.
The end came, for all intents and purposes, at 11:20 last night.
It was at that moment, in another losing effort against the Patriots, that Drew Bledsoe was yanked from the game in favor of rookie J.P. Losman, who is still recovering from a broken leg. Bills coach Mike Mularkey's decision to risk his still-healing No. 1 pick in a game the Bills already were trailing, 29-6, made clear how far Bledsoe has tumbled from the days when he ruled the same piece of real estate where his career crumbled last night.
Drew looked to be turning back the clock by reviving the "Bledsoe to Brown" combo last night. Rich Thompson has the story.
Quarterback Drew Bledsoe and wide receiver Troy Brown were once a formidable passing combination with the Patriots. With starting cornerbacks Tyrone Poole, Ty Law and Asante Samuel out with injuries, Brown was pressed into service as a nickel cornerback for the second week in a row. After years of catching passes from Bledsoe, Brown was charged with defending against the Bills quarterback.
Brown was lined up in the slot opposite the Bills' best receiver, Eric Moulds, on first-and-10 from the Buffalo 38 with 14:05 to play in the fourth quarter. He dropped back in coverage, slipped in front of Moulds and made the first interception of his 13-year NFL career.
Bledsoe's on-field decline also cost the QB some dough in the real estate market when unloading his home to Red Sox hero Curt Schilling who made an appearance on crutches Sunday Night at Gillette Stadium. Forbes has the details on the Bledsoe loss.
Schilling will soon be living in Bledsoe's old house in Medfield, Mass., about 20 miles away from Fenway Park. Schilling bought the mansion for less than the asking price, according to the AP report. The house was originally listed at $9 million, but the price was cut to $6.5 million. The estate has 20 rooms, sits on 26 acres, and includes a home theater, a wine cellar, spa, exercise and billiard rooms, and a mahogany bar which opens onto a pool area with a waterfall.