// Asante Samuel

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 […]

2012 Patriots Blueprint to New Orleans (If They Don’t Sign Wes Welker)

Tuesday, I introduced my blueprint for the Patriots offseason…if they re-sign Wes Welker. The following looks at the what the Patriots should do if they cannot sign their best wide receiver. Scenario #2 – the Patriots let Wes Welker walk This scenario would not surprise me in the least. Welker vs. Samuel It would be a […]

Kaczur Signs Extension; Wilfork Unhappy

A Patriots starting lineman has signed a contract extension that will keep him in New England through 2012 – but it’s not the one you are thinking of. Offensive lineman Nick Kaczur and the Patriots have agreed on a four year, $12 million contract. The contract calls for the 30-year-old right tackle to make at […]

Patriots vs. Eagles: Week One (Preseason)

Stadium: Lincoln Financial Field Time: 7:00 pm ET TV: WBZ-TV Radio: 98.5 The Sports Hub GAME OVERVIEW The Thursday night contest between the Eagles and Patriots marks the fourth time both organizations have played each other in the pre-season. Last season, the Patriots dug themselves an early hole, falling behind by a score of 24-3 […]

This Week at Patriots Place

The issues surrounding the Patriots as they enter this week’s mandatory mini-camp are more focused on off-the-field happenings. Most notably, the contract situation of nose tackle Vince Wilfork has taken center stage as the defensive line stalwart is entering the final year of his contract and sat out voluntary workouts in protest. Wilfork has shown […]

This Week At Patriots Place

Another week gone means another week closer to training camp. There was limited team activities last week but there was plenty of news coming out of Foxboro, mostly focused on the left knee of Tom Brady. Brady practiced for a few days wearing a brace under sweatpants and it’s very difficult to determine what, if […]

So Long, New York Giants!

Continuing the trend of home teams in the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs, the Giants lost to the Eagles Sunday, just like the Panthers and Titans lost on Saturday. The Eagles took care of Eli Manning’s crew 23-11. Eli Manning finished 15-29 for 169 yards and zero touchdowns. Manning was touched for two interceptions, […]

Gametime: Dolphins At Patriots

The Teams: Miami Dolphins (0-2) At New England Patriots (2-0) The Terms: Regular Season Week 3 The Place: Gillette Stadium, Foxboro, Mass The Time: 1:00pm The Channel: CBS 3 Burning Questions: Will Randy Moss be involved more often? Let’s sure hope so. Moss was pretty much a non-factor in last week’s win over the Jets […]

2008 Training Camp Preview: Secondary

Here’s the schedule for the training camp previews: Thursday: Secondary Friday: Linebackers Saturday: D-Line Sunday: O-Line Monday: Tight Ends and Wide Receivers Tuesday: Quarterbacks and Runningbacks Wednesday: Special Teams and Coaching Cornerbacks Key Departures: Asante Samuel, Randall Gay Key Arrivals: Fernando Bryant, Jason Webster, Terrence Wheatley Breakdown The major storyline for the 2008 Patriots defense […]

BREAKING: Asante Samuel Signs with Eagles

An inside source with the Eagles has confirmed with Sports of Boston that former Patriots CB Asante Samuel has agreed to sign with the Eagles. According to the Boston Globe the contract is for $60 million dollars over 6 years. This would give the Eagles three high quality CB’s and could open up a possibility […]

Eight Patriots Named to Pro Bowl Roster

The Patriots tied a franchise record this season with eight Pro Bowl selections, including seven starters. The complete list of Patriots headed to Honolulu Starters: QB Tom Brady WR Randy Moss T Matt Light G Logan Mankins DT Vince Wilfork OLB Mike Vrabel CB Asante Samuel Reserves: C Dan Koppen

Patriots 31, Eagles 28 – What We Learned

Jabar Gaffney made this fine TD catch to put the Patriots ahead 24-21 at halftime. (Courtesy of NFL.com) Here’s what we learned when the Patriots eeked out a win against the Eagles Sunday night Asante Samuel is a true play maker: Samuel is earning his money and then some. The Patriots secondary would be lost […]

El Clásico Preview: Secondaries

In the second edition of a 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 secondaries of each team. Cornerbacks Asante Samuel/Ellis Hobbs/Randall Gay: In analyzing all aspects of the Patriots roster, it’s obvious […]

Patriots-Jets Preview

Week 1 is finally here. More than seven months have passed since the Patriots fell to the Colts in the AFC Championship game. Lots has changed for the Patriots and they now – on paper – will be fielding the most talented team in the Bill Belichick era. Today’s opener against the Jets will not […]

Asante Samuel is Ready for Game Day

According to ESPN.com, Asante Samuel has been added to the 53-man roster for today’s game. To make room on the roster for Samuel, who was on the NFL’s exempt list and did not count against the Patriots’ player limit, New England released 11-year veteran cornerback Tory James, who in April signed a one-year contract as […]