Brady unanimous top 5 choice for CBS writers, opposingviews.com

Naming 100 players in the NFL could be a daunting task for some, but most everyone would agree that ranking the 100 best players is a difficult task for anyone. Any list that tries to rank the best players in a sport will likely meet with contention and debate but at the same time people love lists. They are simple, easy to read, and most importantly they get the competitive and analytical juices flowing.

Two people could have very different takes on what it means to be a top player which is likely why when two CBSSports.com writers compiled recent lists, there were a disparate number of Patriots on each. Pete Prisco included four current Patriots while his colleague Pat Kirwan was able to squeeze in six from New England. Continue reading Several Different Patriots Crack Top 100 Lists »

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The Patriots officially signed first round pick Dominique Easley on Monday. (Boston Globe)

Are you ready for some football?

Apparently first round pick Dominique Easley is, as the New England Patriots officially announced his signing on Monday. He was the final unsigned rookie draft pick of the Patriots.

Easley, who was the 29th overall pick out of Florida, reportedly signed a four-year contract worth $7.3 million, including a $3.63 million signing bonus and $5.89 million guaranteed.

Continue reading First Round Pick Dominique Easley Officially Signs with Patriots »

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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:

Continue reading 2014 Fantasy Value of Patriots Players »

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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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