When pigskin pundits debate how the Patriots turned their rattletrap 6-10 record last year into a first-class ticket to New Orleans this year, the name Terry Glenn usually pops up. The rookie receiver's six touchdowns and 90 regular-season catches (a rookie record) helped turn quarterback Drew Bledsoe's airborne attack into one of the deadliest in the league and led the Pats to an impressive reversal of fortune. This season the team finished 11-5, first in the A.F.C. East.

Ever since he first pulled on Patriots colors last summer, Glenn has been causing more than a few defensive backs to consider other...

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