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What We Learned From the Final Day of the Combine
February 27th, 2014 at 7:01 PM
The 2014 NFL Combine officially came to a close on Tuesday, as cornerbacks and safeties were the remaining positional groups to suit up for on-field workouts and various speed and agility drills.   The Patriots will have some flexibility in this year's draft, as they possess a pick in each of...

Turning the Page on the New England Patriots’ AFCCG Loss
January 24th, 2014 at 12:57 AM
The New England Patriots' loss in the AFC Championship game on Sunday was a bitter ending to an otherwise successful season.  A 12-4 record capped with yet another division crown only to fall in the conference title to a deeper, more talented football team in the Denver Broncos. In many ways, Sunday's...

New England Patriots Earn No. 2 Seed Behind LeGarrette Blount’s Career Performance
December 30th, 2013 at 6:03 PM
The New England Patriots locked up the second overall seed in the AFC and clinched a much needed first-round bye in the process with a 34-20 victory over the Bills, thanks in large part to the record-setting performance from unheralded offseason acquisition LeGarrette Blount.   Blount set a franchise record for...

New England Patriots Thrash Baltimore Ravens, Clinch AFC East
December 23rd, 2013 at 3:22 PM
Raise your hand if you saw this one coming. An undermanned Patriots team coming into one of the most hostile environments in the league?  Check.  A Ravens squad looking for its fifth consecutive win and fighting to keep their postseason hopes alive?  Check.  A 34-point trouncing of the defending Super Bowl...

New England’s Latest Miracle Comeback Falls Short
December 16th, 2013 at 7:47 PM
Dolphins 24, Patriots 20 It was well within their grasp.  For a moment on Sunday, it looked as though New England would add another signature drive to what has been a season defined by impossible finishes.  But their luck, (or clutch play, or mental fortitude, or opponents' willingness to wither) or...

New England Patriots Friday Practice Report
December 13th, 2013 at 1:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson returned to action on Friday, marking his first practice appearance since being sidelined with a sprained foot after a week twelve victory over the Denver Broncos.  It is unclear whether or not Dobson will be able to get in enough reps to play in Miami, as...

Keeping Tabs on New England Patriots’ Divisional Rivals
November 7th, 2013 at 3:29 PM
At just past the halfway point of the 16-game regular season, the New England Patriots sit atop the AFC East division with a 7-2 record. Despite an abundance of new faces contributing on offense, and mounting injuries to key defensive players, the Patriots look poised for another deep playoff run....

Offensive and Defensive Thoughts After New England Patriots’ Home Win
October 28th, 2013 at 7:06 PM
  ***PHOTO1*** Offensive inconsistency continues: As has been the case throughout the first seven weeks of action thus far, quarterback Tom Brady and his receivers struggled to get into a rhythm early on against a revamped Miami defense.  On New England’s first offensive possession and for the second time in as many...

Patriots’ Tackle Sebastian Vollmer Breaks Lower Leg, Out Indefinitely
October 28th, 2013 at 11:56 AM
FOXBOROUGH- The New England Patriots were dealt another decisive blow on the injury front Sunday, with the Boston Globe reporting that starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer has suffered a broken bone in his right leg and may be out for the remainder of the season.   The injury occurred roughly halfway through...

Special Teams Error Dooms New England Patriots in 30-27 OT Loss to New York Jets
October 20th, 2013 at 5:54 PM
The New York Jets gave the New England Patriots their second loss of the season. After the Patriots forced overtime with a Stephen Gostkowski field goal with 19 seconds left in the game, the Patriots gave the New York Jets the win, ironically, off a special teams blunder. Jets kicker Nick...

Are Expectations Too High for New England Patriots?
September 16th, 2013 at 12:33 PM
It might be fair to say after two weeks of NFL play that the New England Patriots are off the the shakiest 2-0 start in recent history. Of course, there's the timeless sports saying that "a win is a win," and to some extent this statement holds true in all...

ESPN Tabs Bill Belichick No. 7 in Their List of Top 20 Coaches of All Time
June 5th, 2013 at 5:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier today it was announced that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is the seventh greatest coach to ever stroll an NFL sideline. The ranking comes from ESPN.com's Greatest Coaches in NFL history series, featured on their website.  In honor of the 100th year anniversary of Vince Lombardi's birth, ESPN decided to...

AFC Playoff Picture Through Week 12
November 26th, 2012 at 7:00 AM
If the season ended today the Texans and Ravens would get first round byes with the Patriots and Broncos rounding out the other two division winners. Current AFC Playoff Picture 1. Texans (10-1) 2. Ravens (9-2) 3. Patriots (8-3) 4. Broncos (8-3) 5 Colts (7-4) 6. Steelers (6-5) In the hunt: Bengals (6-5), Dolphins (5-6) The Patriots remaining fives...

New York Jets Cornerback Antonio Cromartie Disrespects Bill Belichick
July 30th, 2012 at 10:25 PM
Antonio Cromartie just keeps finding ways to endear himself to Patriot Nation. Last January, he caused a small media frenzy when he referred to New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as a none-too-flattering part of the human anatomy. "That's the kind of guy he is. We really don't give a damn, to...

Q&A with New England Patriots QB Tom Brady
June 21st, 2012 at 9:34 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  On rare occasions does New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady show off his comedic acting chops. Only a few come to mind...SNL...the Funny Or Die Under Armour spoof...a post-loss presser. OK, maybe not the last one. What we do see a little more often is his quippy, sarcastic side as Sports Illustrated's Jimmy Traina managed...

Darrelle Revis Calls Bill Belichick a “Jerk” on National Television
April 1st, 2012 at 7:21 PM
There certainly isn't any love left to be lost between the New York Jets and New England Patriots. You can't say Darrelle Revis isn't trying, however. ***PHOTO1*** ESPN had a little fun with the rivalry this week when they invited Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and Jets superstar corner Darrelle Revis, both...

New England Patriots Sign Two More Free Agents: Tony Fiammetta and Spencer Larsen
March 30th, 2012 at 9:05 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  The New England Patriots officially announced today the re-signing of wide receiver Deion Branch and signings of free agents Tony Fiammetta and Spencer Larsen. The Super Bowl MVP was originally drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. Branch stayed in New England for four years...

New England Patriots Sign Robert Gallery and Will Allen
March 22nd, 2012 at 9:42 PM
 ***PHOTO1***  While most of the National Football League and its fans continued to refresh news sites and watch ESPN for updates on where former Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow would end up, the New England Patriots signed two more free agents. New England picked up cornerback Will Allen, who recently suited up...

New England Patriots Sign a Few More Free Agents
March 15th, 2012 at 10:45 PM
While March Madness fans whooped and groaned about his or her NCAA men's basketball brackets today, the New England Patriots focused on football and signed a few more free agents. New England re-signed special teams captain Matthew Slater and signed former San Diego Chargers safety Steve Gregory and ex-Chicago Bears defensive...

Peyton Manning is Coming to Town, or at Least Could Be Coming to the Division
March 7th, 2012 at 8:33 PM
Quarterback Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts officially parted ways today. They did so with a classy press conference on which LeBron James could take notes, by the way.  ***PHOTO1*** A few hours later, Manning hit the waiver wire.  Maybe someone should have been holding the NFL general managers behind the gate and then...