Rob Gronkowski

Patriots players and coaches have taken to the practice field, and Rob Gronkowski was spotted running up a hill.

Consequently, it is time to begin thinking about which Patriot players you will want on your fantasy squad, and which players you should avoid. What do the odds makers say? Bet now on the best NFL odds here.

Everyone wants their favorite NFL player to succeed on their fantasy roster, but you must consider where you should take them and what should you expect from them. Let’s examine:

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Jets Playbook

According to new Browns coach Mike Pettine, the former Jets defensive coordinator, old 2011 copies of the Jets defensive playbook may be in the Patriots’ possession.

“The initial playbook itself is actually quite thin, and that’€™s by design,” Pettine told SI’s Greg Bedard. “€œI don’€™t put a lot of graduate-level information in it. We know in places like New England, it’€™s only a matter of time that they somehow mysteriously end up with our playbook.”

Pettine claims there was a story circulating that at Wes Welker’s 2012 wedding, Tom Brady laughed with Jets linebackers coach Mike Smith (Welker’s college roommate) that the Patriots “may or may not” have the Jets playbook. Continue reading Do the Patriots have the Jets Playbook? »

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Aaron Hernandez

The Patriots and Robert Kraft have been named in a wrongful death lawsuit against Aaron Hernandez.

The suit is related to the South End double murders of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, according to WBZ. Continue reading Patriots, Robert Kraft Named in Lawsuit Against Aaron Hernandez »

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jenny dell

Jenny Dell, former ballpark correspondent for NESN’s Red Sox games, officially announced that she would be leaving the television channel for a position working with CBS.

Dell will be a sideline reporter for NFL games televised by CBS. Last week, news broke about Dell officially parting ways with NESN.  Tuesday it was announced that she would be working for CBS.

Dell is one of three sideline reporters scheduled to work at CBS for the football season. She will work with the top two football broadcast teams Jim Nantz and Phil Simms, and Ian Eagle and Dann Fouts.

In January NESN took Dell off on-the-field broadcast duties. Continue reading Jenny Dell Lands Job with CBS to Cover NFL »

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Tom Brady said Monday the only stat that truly matters are wins. (Stephen Savoia/AP)

Thank you, Tom.

While addressing reporters in Foxboro today, Tom Brady fired back at critics who have suggested that he is no longer near the summit of the NFL’s Quarterback Mountain.

“I think that people pay to watch the games on TV because there’€™s a scoreboard,” Brady said. “I mean, I think that’€™s what it’€™s all about. If there were no scoreboard, then people wouldn’€™t tune in and watch. I think that’s what it’s all about. There’€™s only one stat that matters, and that’s because the competition in the NFL is very high, extremely high on a daily basis.”

The Quantification of the NFL

Brady’s quote is significant in the current NFL media-driven landscape. Continue reading Tom Brady: ‘Only Numbers That Truly Matter are Wins and Losses’ »

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Penny Watkins writes

The New England Patriots bolstered their roster with an eye to the future in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Bill Belichick’s side selected nine players in the selection process in New York City, who will join Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner and Brandon LaFell to the side that lost the AFC Championship side last season.

New England fans will be hoping the additions can help them go one better this time around to win their first Super Bowl since the 2004 season.

The draft will directly influence the odds of each team’s chances next year although these odds will vary from sportsbook to sportsbook – the patriots are 9-1 at most books. Vegas bookmakers are the safest and choosing to play there guarantees you won’t get cheated. If you are considering a new book check the SBR blacklist and do an extensive Google search of the new book’s brand. There are many forums and customer feedback reports helping you to avoid shady operations so you can enjoy the Patriots rise again… without your sportsbook going down. Let’s take a look at the draft highlights. Continue reading New England Patriots: NFL Draft 2014 Overview »

(photo courtesy of Al Bello via boston.cbslocal.com)

In the past week, many professionals and fans alike have been discussing who are the top 5 quarterbacks in the NFL. A lot of the controversy has been centered on our beloved New England Patriot, Tom Brady. Now this is not question about statistics, because in that case Brady would only be a top 10 quarterback and Matthew Stafford or Tony Romo could make the top 5. One has to take into consideration the lack of a receiving corps and a lousy offensive line the Patriots had last year. And even with those deficiencies, the Patriots finished the year 12-4, and won its way to the AFC championship game.

However, let’s be honest here, Brady is not the unanimous MVP force he was 5 years ago; his skills have worsened slightly. Brady is having less wherewithal in the pocket (which does not help with his lack of mobility already), and is having more just plain inaccurate passes that leaves Pats’ fans scratching their heads asking, “How did that happen?” I should clarify, Brady still has the perennial “IT” to win games, but it may not be as evident as five years ago. Continue reading Tom Brady is a Top 5 Quarterback. PERIOD. »

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