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Author: David Latham

New England Patriots Coordinator Plan – An Inside Search

The New England Patriots are currently in the midst of chasing their third Super Bowl in four years for the second time. The Patriots have enjoyed an unparalleled level of success, and Patriots coaches are hot commodities. Multiple reports have stated that defensive coordinator Matt Patricia and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will leave to take head coaching positions with the Detroit Lions and Indianapolis Colts, respectively. New England had been fortunate enough to have both coordinators since 2012, but what will be New England’s plan to replace coordinators? The 2005 Off-season and a Familiar Situation Anyone who has watched...

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AFC Championship New England Patriots Scheme – Running To Glory

The smoke has cleared after a crazy divisional round weekend. The New England Patriots took care of business against the Tennessee Titans, while the Jacksonville Jaguars pulled off a thrilling upset against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jacksonville has pulled victory out of two close games, and are one win away from the first Super Bowl appearance in franchise history. New England, meanwhile, is in their seventh straight AFC Championship Game and are looking for their third Super Bowl appearance in four years. Let’s see who has the advantage for the Patriots against the Jaguars AFC Championship. When the Patriots Throw...

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Don’t Worry About Tom Brady’s Late Season Skid

FOXBORO, MA – DECEMBER 31: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots reacts after being knocked down during the first half against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady started the 2017 season the way he starts most every season: with complete dominance. Through 10 games, Brady destroyed every defense he faced, leading the Patriots to a 10-2 record while being the MVP frontrunner. However, Brady suffered a relative skid to end his season, and it’s caused some panic entering...

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The Patriots Are Getting Healthy At the Right Time

FOXBORO, MA – DECEMBER 31: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots huddles with teammates during the first half against the New York Jets at Gillette Stadium on December 31, 2017 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) After another regular season, the New England Patriots find themselves once more among the last twelve teams standing. Everyone is 0-0, and losing is no longer an option. It’s the highest of stakes, and because of the physical nature of football, injuries are often the difference between wins and losses. After a season plagued with injuries, the Patriots are...

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Wild Card Weekend Favors New England

The New England Patriots didn’t need to play in the AFC Wild Card round to increase their championship chances. With the Tennessee Titans taking down the Kansas City Chiefs, New England’s road to the Super Bowl got considerably easier. Adding in the Jacksonville Jaguars taking care of the Buffalo Bills, and the outcomes of wild card weekend favor the Pats. The Chiefs Are Out It’s no secret that the Patriots struggle whenever they play the Chiefs. In many ways, the Chiefs are the perfect foil for the Patriots. New England’s defense dares teams to beat them with long, sustained...

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The Maddening Style of the New England Patriots Defense

Fans in New England have become all too familiar with the phrase “bend but don’t break.” It’s been used to describe several of the teams past defenses. The Patriots allow yards by the wayside, but always hold up strong in the red zone and on third down. Here’s a dive into the maddening style of the New England Patriots defense. After the core of the first dynasty had all grown old or moved on elsewhere, the Patriots defense was left in something of a transition period from 2010-2012. This led to a unit that was genuinely terrible in 2011 and...

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New England Patriots Year In Review

After 17 weeks, the 2017 regular season and the 2017 calendar year are now officially over. With the new year in hand, it’s time to take a look back at the New England Patriots year in review. Obviously, New England made the playoffs and the ultimate success of this team is still to be determined, but let’s analyze how the Patriots got to where they are now. New England Patriots Year In Review Stat Leaders – Passing Tom Brady – 63.6% completion; 4,577 yards; 32 touchdowns; 8 interceptions Father Time is undefeated, but don’t tell that to Tom Brady....

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Week 17 New England Patriots Takeaways

Both the 2017 regular season and league year are coming to a close, and the New England Patriots celebrated with a big win. The Pats beat their AFC East rival New York Jets by a final score of 26-6. Here are the Week 17 New England Patriots takeaways. The Road to the Super Bowl Goes Through New England This was far and away the most important thing for New England heading into the week. Thanks to their win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, a Week 17 win would grant the Patriots home field advantage throughout the playoffs. This is huge for...

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Jets Extend Coach Todd Bowles, GM Mike Maccagnan

DENVER, CO – DECEMBER 10: New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles watches his team in 4th quarter as the Broncos win over the New York Jets 23-0 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High in Denver, CO. December 10, 2017. (Photo by Joe Amon/The Denver Post via Getty Images) The holiday season keeps giving for the New York Jets, as the Jets extend coach Todd Bowles and general manager Mike Maccagnan, per Adam Schefter. The new deals will keep the duo in New York through the 2020 season. Jets Extend Coach Todd Bowles, GM Mike Maccagnan Bowles first...

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What to Expect From Malcolm Mitchell’s Return

Malcolm Mitchell is officially off the injured reserve, and the New England Patriots couldn’t be more thrilled. The Patriots offense has been in something of a rut lately, and Mitchell’s return could be a big part in kickstarting their offense for the postseason run. Even without Malcolm Mitchell’s injury, New England’s 2017 receiver depth chart would have looked different from a typical Patriots season. With Edelman gone for the year, Tom Brady has been throwing deep more than ever, and Brandin Cooks has been the primary beneficiary. Cooks has been great this season, but there’s some clear holes in his...

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