After celebrating their 4th Super Bowl victory, it's back to work for the New England Patriots. (credit Getty Images)

The NFL season concluded almost three months ago and we’re already itching for the start of 2015. With the NFL Draft next week and the schedules being released this week, the excitement is already starting to build as we gear up to watch the Patriots defend a championship for the fourth time. Along with playing division rivals twice and last year’s AFC division winners, the Patriots will be playing the AFC South and NFC East. At a glance things are looking good for the Patriots as the AFC South as a whole went 25-39 last year and the NFC East was 32-32. There is one glaring negative on the schedule and that is the less than ideal week 4 bye. Looking at it with a “glass half full” mentality, since the Patriots played longer and had a delayed start to the off season, the early bye can give them a chance to ease into the season. With that said let’s take a look at the games. Continue reading 2015 New England Patriots Schedule and Predictions »

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Aaron Hernandez was found guilty Wednesday of first-degree murder in the killing of Odin Lloyd in June 2013.  He is sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

The jury took 7 days to come to a decision in Bristol Superior Court. The jury’s guilty verdict and sentencing were based on their belief that the crime was one “of extreme atrocity or cruelty.”

Continue reading Aaron Hernandez Found Guilty of First-Degree Murder in Death of Odin Lloyd »

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Current Personnel: Stephen Gostkowski (Kicker), Ryan Allen (Punter), Tyler Ott (Long Snapper)

Need Level: Low-minimal

The Patriots boast one of the better special teams units in the NFL and that is largely helped by having one of the league’s best kickers in Gostkowski and a top-flight punter in Allen. When he came into the league in 2006, Gostkowski had the difficult task of replacing Patriots’ legend Adam Vinatieri. Gostkowski quickly established himself as a top kicker and earned the team’s franchise player designation this offseason. It will be in both Gostkowski’s and the Patriots’ best interest to work out a long term deal for the kicker, hopefully prior to next season. Continue reading Patriots 2014-15 Position Review: Specialists »

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Oklahoma's Jordan Phillips shows off his impressive size/ newsok.com

The 2015 NFL draft is almost upon us. It seems like just yesterday that New England Patriots fans were basking in the glow of their shiny new Lombardi trophy. Then tragedy struck as key free agents left town and stalwarts were left to find new places of employment. Now it is time for the rebirth and rebuilding part, it is spring after all.

So let’s talk draft. Sure it would be fun to talk about the sexy picks like running backs, wide receivers or even the secondary but any follower of a Bill Belichick led Patriots team knows that we need to start in the trenches. Continue reading 2015 NFL Draft Profile: Jordan Phillips DT, Oklahoma »

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The NFL announced on Tuesday that Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount will be suspended for week one of the 2015 season. He will still be eligible to participate in the team’s offseason program as well as training camp.

The arrest stems from an August 2014 incident when Blount was a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Blount and fellow Steelers’ running back Le’Veon Bell were arrested for marijuana possession after being pulled over. Blount was the passenger of the car while Bell was the driver. This could put Bell in line to have a larger penalty levied against him, which could come down within the next two weeks. Continue reading LeGarrette Blount Suspended for Week 1 »

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Current Personnel: Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, Kyle Arrington, Alfonzo Dennard, Robert McClain, Chimdi Chekwa, Bradley Fletcher, Justin Green

Need Level: Moderate-High

Possible Fits: Jalen Collins (LSU), Doran Grant (OSU), Alex Carter (Stanford), Cam Thomas (Western Kentucky)

The Patriots have gone from one of the league’s best secondary’s to having the cornerback position. Their two key departures, Brandon Browner and all-world Darrelle Revis, have caused them to now potentially need to address the position in this year’s draft. Continue reading Patriots 2014-2015 Position Review: Cornerback »

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Rob Gronkowski in a movie

The summer of Gronk continues.

Rob Gronkowski will apparently play a police officer in the upcoming movie, “You Can’t Have It.”

The movie stars Joanna Krupa and Armand Assant, according to TMZ.

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