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Patriots Getting Ready for Andrew Luck, a Rookie Quarterback Playing Like a Veteran

This year has been notable for many things in the NFL, one being the high number of rookie quarterbacks starting. This may have had something to do with the success of 2011 rookies Andy Dalton and Cam Newton, as each started every game last year. This year there have been five first-year quarterbacks who have […]

Patriots Trade Up, Draft Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower

After trading with the Bengals for the 21st pick, the Patriots selected Chandler Jones, Defensive End from Syracuse. Listed at 6’5 266 lbs, Jones is a tremendous athlete who will step in at starting defensive end for Mark Anderson, who left in free agency go to Buffalo. Despite being injured five games last years and […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Nick Perry, USC

Nick Perry, DE, USC Height: 6’2 Weight: 271 40: 4.64 2011 Stats: 54 tackles, 9.5 sacks, 13 tackles for loss Overview: Though only a full-time starter his final year, Nick Perry was a solid contributor to USC in all of the three years he played. As a freshman and sophomore he was used as a […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Harrison Smith, Notre Dame

Harrison Smith, Safety, Notre Dame Height: 6’2 Weight: 213 40: 4.57 2011 Stats: 90 tackles, 3 TFL, 10 Pass Deflects Overview: The 3-year Fighting Irish starter Smith has been on an up and down ride on his way to the NFL. After and impressive senior year in which he recorded 91 tackles and seven interceptions, […]

Position Comparison: Patriots vs Ravens

Quarterback: Advantage Patriots This is an obvious one. With Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers eliminated, Tom Brady is unquestionably the best quarterback left in the playoffs. After a regular season that saw Brady break Dan Marino’s yardage record, Brady followed it up with six touchdowns and 363 yards against the Broncos last week. Joe Flacco […]

Why the Patriot Playoff Slump Ends in 2012

In the last 10 years the New England Patriots have developed into a perennial contender. It is expected that they make the playoffs, and the only way a season can be deemed a success is with a super bowl title. By this high standard, the last two years have been great disappointments, with the Patriots […]

The Case for Retiring Pedro’s Number

In early December, Pedro Martinez officially announced that after 18 years, he was retiring from baseball. Martinez retires with a record of 219-100, an ERA of 2.93, 8 all-star game appearances and 3 CY Young awards, which are, in all likelihood, Hall of Fame credentials. Because of this news, it is a good time to reflect […]

Tim Tebow: Flash in the Pan or Changing the Game?

The NFL has had its fair share of intriguing storylines this season. Passing records are being shattered left and right, one team remains unbeaten and as always, some teams have exceeded expectations while others have underachieved. But by far the most talked about storyline of the NFL is Tim Tebow. Since the lefty was given […]

High School Unsportsmanlike Conduct Penalty: Excessive or Justified?

In today’s era of sports where professional athletes are played tens of millions every year and are worshipped by fans all over the world, it is not a surprise that many athletes behave like prima donnas. And with these prima donna players has come the rise of the post play celebrations, and the rise of […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Devon Still, Penn State

Devon Still, DT, Penn State Height: 6-5 Weight: 310 2011 Stats: 53 Tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 4 sacks (through 11 games) Overview: In the midst of a season overshadowed by the Jerry Sandusky scandal, one of the few bright spots for Penn State has been the stellar play of senior defensive tackle Devon Still. […]

Sign of Apocolypse: Belichick Talks Smack After Jets Game

Bill Belichick is known for a number of things, namely: winning and the hoodie. He is not known for controversial comments, especially ones insulting an opposing team. Which is why it was so surprising to hear that following the Patriots 37-16 victory over the Jets, Belichick said: “Thirty-seven points on the best defense in the […]

Albert Haynesworth’s Short Patriot Career in Retrospect

This Wednesday the Patriots officially ended the great Albert Haynesworth experiment, placing the defensive tackle on waivers after getting just six games out of him. The cutting of Haynesworth, who had recorded just three tackles in his six games, comes after the Patriots loss to the Giants, their second straight, a game in which Haynesworth […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Justin Blackmon Profile

Through six games the Patriots are 5-1 and appear to be in the position to make another run at the Super Bowl. One area they still have a need for is an explosive, playmaker receiver who can stretch the field. Chad Ochocinco was brought in to fill that role but has done next to nothing so […]

Brady Leads Patriots to 20-16 Comeback Win Over Dallas

The Patriots won their 20th straight regular season home game pulling off a 20-16 victory over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday afternoon. The win propels the Patriots to 5-1, and back on top of their division while sinking the Cowboys to 2-3. The game was surprisingly defensive oriented for a game featuring the NFL’s No. 1 […]

Tony Romo: Destined for Greatness or Goatness?

Since he made his debut on Sunday night football in 2006 Tony Romo has been under intense scrutiny, the kind of scrutiny that comes hand in hand with being quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys. Upon taking the starting job from Drew Bledsoe, Romo’s on the field performance has been picked apart by every so-called sports […]