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Report: Former Patriot Ellis Hobbs to Retire

After suffering his second neck injury in two years, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Ellis Hobbs will retire from the NFL, according to Adam Caplan of Fox Sports. Hobbs, 27, was traded to the Eagles after four seasons as a starter for the New England Patriots. Throughout his six year career, Hobbs recorded 10 interceptions and three kickoff […]

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 […]

Patriots Trade Ellis Hobbs

The Patriots have shaken up things even more on Sunday as cornerback Ellis Hobbs has been traded to the Eagles for two 5th round picks. We’ll have more on this in my draft analysis shortly. Hobbs was a starter in 2008 and was very valuable in the kick return game. With a lot of new […]

Patriots 48, Dolphins 28 – The Verdict

In my preview I said the Patriots wouldn’t want to get into another shootout. My bad. The time of the Patriots offense underwhelming us may have passed as it seems with every week the passing game takes another step. While the offense seems to be hitting on all cylinders the defense – more specifically the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Patriots 17, Chiefs 10 – The Verdict

The Patriots survived week 1 (which is more than we can say for a certain team from San Diego) despite losing the golden boy. I was at the game and it’s an understatement to say that the energy completely left the house for the balance of three quarters. There are rumors that it’s an ACL […]

2008 Training Camp Preview: Special Teams and Coaching

Here’s the schedule for the training camp previews: Wednesday: Special Teams and Coaching Special Teams Key Departures: None Key Arrivals: Matthew Slater, Terrence Wheatley Breakdown The Patriots are loaded at special teams, so first we’ll look at the crowded areas which are punt and kick returns. The Pats have a plethora of options to return […]

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 […]

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 […]

Samuel Return Analysis

Asante will be working on conditioning for the time being.(Courtesy of mell-oonthemic.blogspot.com) The return of Asante Samuel – what ever his feelings are off the field – puts the Patriots secondary in another league. Samuel intercepted 10 passes in the 2006 regular season and while most don’t expect a similar gaudy total, Samuel needs to […]