// Adam Vinatieri

What Really Wins Super Bowls

Great quarterbacks, great coaches, and great teams win Super Bowls. But along the way, every championship team has been helped by factors other than their own play. Whether it is a coin toss, a forecast, an odd rule or the ineptitude of an opponent, no recent Super Bowl winner has been crowned without some form […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Special Teams

Often the most overlooked aspect of a football team, special teams plays a significant role in every offensive drive and defensive stand. They determine whether an offense must drive 80 yards or 10, and vice versa. Head coach Bill Belichick has been one to put heavy emphasis on this area.  He has been known in […]

Video: Menino at Bobby Orr Ceremony – “Varitek” Splits the Uprights?

Leave it to Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to mess up what was otherwise a nice moment outside the TD Garden on Monday. At a ceremony revealing a statue of Bobby Orr on the 40th anniversary of “The Goal” (Orr’s dive after scoring the game-winning goal in the 1970 Stanley Cup), Menino spoke of other great […]

Patriots All-Decade Team: 2000′s

Patriots All Decade Team: QB: Tom Brady Honorable Mention: Drew Bledsoe, Matt Cassel It was the easiest selection on the list. The day Drew Bledsoe was knocked out of a game in 2001, was the day Tom Brady emerged as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He is a three time Super Bowl […]

Vinatieri Hits Late FG, Colts Edge Patriots 18-15

Adam Vinatieri proved to be one of the clutchest kickers in the history of the NFL during his years with the Patriots. Now with the Indianapolis Colts, Vinatieri has continued to have a high level of success. Against his former team, the kicker hit a 52-yard field goal in the fourth quarter that turned out to […]

El Clásico Preivew: Special Teams and Coaching

In the first of week long preview of the Colts vs. Pats (deemed El Clásico after a world famous European football rivalry between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid), I’ll take a look at the special teams and coaching of each team. Coaching: Bill Belichick: What is there left to say about coach Bill Belichick. Genius. […]

Pats cut Miller

When the regular season kicks off on September 9th at the Meadowlands, the Patriots will be sending out a punter not named Josh Miller for the first time since 2003. Josh Miller, left, and head coach Bill Belichick, right, after the Patriots Super Bowl XXXIX win in February 2005. (Courtesty of Boston.com) Miller, 37, was […]