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Patriots-Colts Week 11: Notes and Observations

- The first thing that we all took away from this game is the injury to Rob Gronkowski. The injury definitely hurts as Gronk does a lot more for the offense than just catch passes and spike footballs. He is one of the more dominant blocking tight ends in the NFL today and his presence […]

Week 8: Notes and Observations vs. St. Louis Rams in London

Allow me to do my best impersonation of Bill Belichick and try to find negatives in an overwhelmingly positive game. After all, I wouldn’t be a Boston sports fan if I still couldn’t find things to complain about…

Patriots beat Rams in a Good Ole’ Fashioned Romp in London

The last few weeks, it seems like a lot of the talk about the Patriots has been about the sluggish offense and anemic pass defense combining to blow games in the last minutes of the fourth quarter. Entering what had all of the signs of a trap game, the Patriots traveled overseas and showed up […]

What Would Happen if Tom Brady Shrugged?

Atlas was a Titan in Greek Mythology that was forced by Zeus, King of the Gods, to hold up the heavens on his shoulders for eternity. Ayn Rand, a controversial novelist once wrote a book called “Atlas Shrugged,” where she warned of a society that would crumble if the most successful minds and achievers stopped […]

Patriots Can’t Close Out Seahawks, or Anyone Else Lately

The Seattle Seahawks upset the New England Patriots 24-23 in Seattle on Sunday. Winning by 13 in the fourth quarter, the Patriots were not able to capitalize on offensive opportunities that could have sealed the victory for them. Instead they allowed the Seahawks to get back into the game, and eventually score the go ahead […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 5 vs. Broncos

The Red Sox have the Yankees. The Celtics have the Lakers. The Bruins have the Canadiens. And Tom Brady and the Patriots have Peyton Manning and the Colts Broncos. While the first three rivalries sometimes fail to live up to expectations, the Brady-Manning rivalry consistently delivers excitement and suspense. Brady vs. Manning, Round 13, went […]

Brady’s Nose Bloodied, but Patriots Defense Stifles Titans in 34-13 Win

The New England Patriots defeated the Tennessee Titans 34-13 on Sunday in sunny Nashville, Tennessee. In spite of a bloodied and possibly broken nose, Tom Brady performed as expected, completing 23 out of 31 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns. While the offense performed well, the defense of the Patriots is what really stood out […]

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 […]

Patriots Sign 1st Round Pick Chandler Jones

The Patriots have signed one of their first round picks, defensive end Chandler Jones. Terms of the deal, of course, aren’t disclosed. But under the new CBA, Jones’s contract is four years in length with an option for a fifth year. Jones, who comes from Syracuse, is listed at 6’5″ and 266 pounds. He will […]

Assessing the 2012 NFL Draft: A Patriots Perspective

It’s a joke that websites publish NFL Draft grades the day or even the year after the actual NFL draft. Draft “experts” like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay say they evaluate team’s drafts based on whether they fulfilled their needs and received draft “value” with their picks. There is nothing wrong with those evaluations. Just […]

Patriots Trade Up, Draft Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower

After trading with the Bengals for the 21st pick, the Patriots selected Chandler Jones, Defensive End from Syracuse. Listed at 6’5 266 lbs, Jones is a tremendous athlete who will step in at starting defensive end for Mark Anderson, who left in free agency go to Buffalo. Despite being injured five games last years and […]

2012 NFL Draft: Potential Patriots – Defensive Line

As the 2012 NFL Draft approaches, the New England Patriots have some glaring needs. One of those needs, as many will agree, is at Defensive End. With the losses of Mark Anderson and presumably Andre Carter, the Patriots will need to fill the void left by their two best pass-rushers. The Patriots have never truly […]