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2012 Patriots Quarterbacks Preview: At 35, Can Tom Brady Get Better?

Our position-by-position Patriots preview concludes with the quarterbacks. The Patriots are expected to carry the same three quarterbacks as they did last season: Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, and Ryan Mallett. Read: Other 2012 Patriots Previews Tom Brady Need anything be said? The man has won two NFL MVP’s, three Lombardi Trophies, has authored the longest winning […]

Patriots 2012 Tight Ends Preview: Will Gronk & Hernandez Continue to Dominate?

Last year, the tight end position separated the Patriots from the rest of the pack, as Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez put up tremendous offensive numbers, and with the promise of another successful season around the corner, there’s little reason to expect anything but a repeat performance. Read: Other 2012 Patriots Previews However, with just about […]

Patriots 2012 Safeties Preview: Can Chung Become the Leader NE Needs?

As Bill Belichick attempts to reach his sixth Super Bowl as head coach in New England, he will be forced to rebuild a secondary that allowed the second most passing yards in 2011. He has done it before, transitioning from Lawyer Milloy and Tebucky Jones, to Rodney Harrison and Eugene Wilson, to today’s current era. […]

Patriots 2012 Cornerbacks Preview: Can Devin McCourty Improve?

No matter if you are a fan of the team or not, every football fan can agree that New England’s pass defense last year left much to be desired. Despite a 13-3 record and a Super Bowl run, the 2011 campaign was consistently marked by inconsistent play from the back four. Read: Other 2012 Patriots Previews […]

2012 Patriots Special Teams Preview: Kickers, Punters, Long Snappers, Oh My!

Our position-by-position Patriots preview continues with special teams. The Patriots have been blessed with little turnover over the last few years at special teams, and there have been no significant personnel changes this offseason. So, without further ado, let’s reintroduce you to some familiar faces at special teams. Read: Other 2012 Patriots Previews Kickers Stephen Gostkowski […]

2012 Patriots Running Backs Preview: Ridley the Feature Back?

Despite being one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL over the past five seasons, the New England Patriots still have flaws that have been exposed in major ways at inopportune times. From the 2010 Divisional Round loss to the Jets, to a pair of Super Bowl losses versus the Giants, there has been […]

2012 Patriots Linebackers Preview: Experienced Youth

At first glance, the Patriots’ linebacker position should excite fans of the team. They are a relatively young group, the oldest being Niko Koutouvides (31), and they already have a tremendous amount of experience. The young linebackers helped lead a struggling defense to the Super Bowl last season, and with a full year playing together […]

2012 Patriots Defensive Line Preview: Who Lines Up With Vince Wilfork?

As the summer months move along, we are getting closer to the kick off of the 2012-2013 NFL season. The Patriots returned to the Super Bowl for the fifth time in the Belichick era this past season, only to lose a disappointingly once again to the New York Giants. Yes, those same New York Giants […]