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Burgess Will Improve a Stacked Pats Defense

Lost in the mess that was Oakland Raiders football was the play of the newest member of the Patriots, Derrick Burgess. New England spent a large portion of the off-season looking to bolster up their defense. Names such as Julius Peppers, Jason Taylor, and Willie McGinest traveled through Foxboro and ultimately, the Patriots ended up […]

Patriots Season Grades: Linebackers

The Patriots have been blessed with strong linebacker corps since the Super Bowl run started in 2001. In the last two years the questions have been mounting as injuries and age have crept up to a once formidable unit. The Pats had some old and new faces in 2008 to mixed results. Here are the […]

Gametime: Steelers At Patriots

The Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers (8-3) at New England Patriots (7-4) The Terms: Regular Season Week 13 The Place: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass The Time: 4:15pm The Channel: CBS 3 Burning Questions: Can the Steelers stop the Matt Cassel attack? This would have been a laughable question in the beginning of the season but the emergence […]

Gametime: Jets at Patriots

The Teams: New York Jets (6-3) at New England Patriots (6-3) The Terms: Regular Season Week 11 The Place: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass The Time: 8:15pm The Channel: NFL Network, Channel 5 (Boston), WMUR (New Hampshire) 3 Burning Questions: Which quarterback do you trust more? A laughable question heading into Week 2 when Matt Cassel […]

Adalius Thomas Broken Arm?

Sources close to ESPN.com’s Michael Smith have indicated that Pats LB Adalius Thomas could be out for the rest of the season with a broken left forearm he suffered in the first half of Sunday’s 20-10 win over the Bills. “It’s not good. He’s probably done [for the season],” said one source to Smith. Reaction: […]

Gametime: Patriots At Colts

The Teams: New England Patriots (5-2) at Indianapolis Colts (3-4) The Terms: Regular Season Week 9 The Place: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana The Time: 8:15pm The Channel: NBC 3 Burning Questions: Can the Patriots front seven continue to step up? It sounds like beating a dead horse, but as usual the outcome of this […]

Patriots 23, Rams 16 – The Verdict

Despite all the complaints and misgivings with backup QB Matt Cassel, you gotta take a step back and appreciate that he’s got the team to 5-2 and now in a virtual tie atop the AFC East. On Sunday, the strength of the offense – the wide receiver corps – let Cassel down on several occasions […]

Gametime: Broncos @ Patriots

The Teams: Denver Broncos (4-2) At New England Patriots (3-2) The Terms: Regular Season Week 7 The Place: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass The Time: 8:30 pm The Channel: ESPN 3 Burning Questions: How does the team respond from last Sunday night’s beat down: The blowout loss to the Dolphins was shocking, but last weekends dismantling […]

Chargers 30, Patriots 10 – The Verdict

Boy, was that ugly. After Stephen Gostkowski missed the 48-yarder which would’ve tied the game, 3-3, the Patriots never sniffed a victory. A total domination on both sides of the ball and I’ll dive more into the absence of Tom Brady in my 2-Point Conversion column. Here’s a look at the answers to the questions […]

Gametime: Patriots at 49ers

The Teams: New England Patriots (2-1) At San Francisco 49ers (2-2) The Terms: Regular Season Week 5 The Place: Candlestick Park, San Francisco, CA The Time: 4:15pm The Channel: CBS 3 Burning Questions: How will the Patriots respond? It’s put up or shut up time for the Pats as they enter the most difficult part […]

Patriots Upset with Fans Leaving Early

For this weeks column I’ll be focusing my two points on the fan reaction of Sunday’s disaster at Gillette Stadium. There was still much of the fourth quarter to go, yet most of the fans were headed towards the exits. The field which has seen multiple AFC championships triumphs in this decade was emptying faster […]

Patriots Offense in Transition

Here’s this week’s Patriots Two-Point Conversion column: The loss of Tom Brady to this offense in the first drive of the first week of the season puts the Patriots in some rare company. Only once before has a team lost a reigning NFL MVP for the entire season, that was back in 1991 when Joe […]

Gametime: Patriots At Jets

The Teams: New England Patriots (1-0) vs. New York Jets (1-0) The Terms: Regular Season Week 2 The Place: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ The Time: 4:15pm The Channel: CBS 3 Burning Questions: How will the Patriots respond? Losing an MVP quarterback in the first week of the season to a year long injury is […]

2008 Training Camp Preview: Linebackers

Here’s the schedule for the training camp previews: Friday: Linebackers Saturday: D-Line Sunday: O-Line Monday: Tight Ends and Wide Receivers Tuesday: Quarterbacks and Runningbacks Wednesday: Special Teams and Coaching Linebackers Key Departures: Roosevelt Colvin, Junior Seau(?) Key Arrivals: Jerod Mayo, Victor Hobson Breakdown Probably the most intriguing position heading into training camp is linebacker, considering […]

Player in Focus – Adalius Thomas

Adalius Thomas, middle, has fit perfectly into the Patriots defensive scheme. (Courtesy of viewimages.com) #97 Adalius Thomas 6’2″, 270 pounds College: Southern Miss Signed: Free Agent – March 2, 2007 (5 years, $35 million) Pick any cliche you want: a match made in heaven, two peas in a pod, go together like peas and carrots. […]