New Pats WR Gabriel gets crash course before opener
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Doug Gabriel took the redeye from California, plunged into his Patriots playbook and met Tom Brady.
"When I first saw him I had a big smile, like should I speak to him? Should I say something to him?" Gabriel said Monday. "I just sat there and I didn't want to say anything."
The wide receiver was wide-eyed before meeting his new quarterback, still stunned by the Saturday trade that brought him to New England from the Oakland Raiders.