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Patriots Fail to Receive Extra Compensation in 2011 Draft

The NFL distributed compensation draft picks to 23 teams Friday, and the Patriots were not one of them. Despite losing Benjamin Watson and Jarvis Green, the NFL did not peg them as big enough losses to warrant an extra draft pick in the 2011 NFL draft. Watson posted a career-high 68 receptions with 763 receiving […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Tight Ends

A lot can change in one year. Even a whole position on a team. For as long as I can remember the Patriots have always had a formidable group of tight ends and this upcoming season, the team will continue that very tradition. Only this time, all four tight ends are brand new to the […]

Ben Watson Signs with Browns

The Patriots search for a new tight end just got a little more important as Ben Watson has signed with the Cleveland Browns. The deal is reportedly worth $12 million over three years. The deal also includes more than $6 million guaranteed. Watson was drafted in the first round by the Patriots six years ago […]

Patriots-Ravens: Previewing the First Playoff Meeting

They worked all season to get to this point. Now, the New England Patriots will have to best a perennial defensive power house in the Baltimore Ravens. It is one of the four rematches from the regular season being played this weekend. The Patriots will hope for a repeat of the 27-21 win during Week […]

The Playoffs Without Wes Welker

It was the worst possible scenario. New England played its starters in a meaningless game, and one of them went down. Pro Bowler Wes Welker tore his ACL and MCL against the Texans last Sunday, and his season was over, with part of next season maybe gone as well. It is a horrible blow for […]

Week 16 Sleepers

Every Wednesday, I will talk about potential fantasy football sleepers for each matchup taking place. I will go game-by-game and pick out one or two players who can most likely be found in your league’s free agent pool and explain why they can be of use to you that week. Here we are, it is […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 14

Quarterback: B Tom Brady completed 19 of 32 passes for 192 yards, and threw one touchdown and one interception against the Carolina Panthers.  Brady’s 192 yards marked his lowest passing output of the season, but the crafty veteran made plays when he had to.  His five-yard touchdown pass to Ben Watson midway through the third […]

High Five/Low Five – Week 14

Deck the halls, hang the mistletoe, and pour me some egg nog…it’s fantasy playoff time! If your league’s playoffs don’t start this week, they’ll likely start next week, so hopefully you’re still in “fantasy football addiction mode” and not in “wait til next year” mode. Last week, I got right down to business with a […]

Week 10: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

Have you watched that new show on ABC called Flash Forward? For those who haven’t here’s a quick summary. The whole world blacked out for 137 seconds, during which, everyone saw a vision that took place six months in the future. I’m going to stop right there because that’s all I need for this introduction. […]

Grading the Patriots Offense

The bye week let New England fans soak in everything. After eight weeks, New England has outplayed its division rivals to a 5-2 record. Some hard fought wins and heart breaking losses have made this season exciting. Now, before the Patriots welcome the Dolphins to Foxboro, it seems like a perfect time to take a […]

Patriots Gets Ready For Perfect Broncos

There were the 1-0 Jets, then the 2-0 Falcons, and the 3-0 Ravens, and now the Patriots will get ready for the surprise 4-0 Denver Broncos. New England is riding a two-game win streak, following impressive wins over Atlanta and Baltimore. Now, they will have to survive a Broncos team with a top ranked defense […]

High Five/Low Five – Week 2

I don’t like to toot my own horn…usually. But when you’re clicking on all cylinders right from the start, I don’t think it should go unnoticed. So let me just quickly look at last week’s article and see how I did… High Five Picks (Week 1 Results) Matt Hasselbeck: 279 passing yds. (good for 8th […]

Patriots 2009 Report Card: Week 1

It wasn’t pretty but, boy, was it sure exciting. Tom Brady’s magic worked once again as the Patriots came back from 11 points down with five minutes left to beat the Buffalo Bills on Monday night. Throughout the game, we saw a flash of what may be to come with both Ben Watson and Laurence Maroney, […]

Week 2: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

Welcome to the first edition of the Fantasy Radar: Football Edition! For the football season I will be recommending players to start and sit at each position for the upcoming week. I will avoid recommending the obvious names such as, Adrian Peterson, Drew Brees or Tom Brady who you start no matter what team they […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Bills, Week 1

Up until the final minutes of Monday night’s thrilling Patriots come-from-behind, season-opening 25-24 win over Buffalo, I was thinking this article was going to be extremely difficult to write. Through about the first 55 minutes of this game, it was hard to single out any Pats players to highlight, as the entire team was being […]