// Julian Edelman

Week 2 Notes and Observations: Patriots Win Ugly Home Opener vs. the Jets, 13-10

I will preface this by saying that you don’t lose a season in September. No matter how ugly the first two games have been, keep in mind the Patriots are now 2-0 with both wins in the division. Yes they are banged up, and the offense has looked far from sharp, but the defense has […]

Fantasy Football: Winning the Waiver Wire (Week 2)

The waiver wire can win you a title.  Talent and opportunity can make different players desirable for a one-week rental or to hold for the season.  For instance, the athletic Julius Thomas has staying power in Denver as the Broncos No. 1 tight end in an explosive passing game.  David Wilson and Stevan Ridley both […]

Patriots Escape Buffalo With Stephen Gostkowski Game-Winning Field Goal, 23-21

The New England Patriots escaped by the skin of their teeth in their Week 1 opener against the Buffalo Bills on the road. The Patriots, led by Tom Brady, rallied in the fourth quarter to overcome a 21-20 deficit to win on a Stephen Gostkowski 35-yard field goal with five seconds left in the game. […]

Notes and Observations Week 1: Patriots Squeak by Buffalo 23-21

To start off, it sure is great to have football season back. As great as the Boston Red Sox have been, there is still nothing as satisfying as the start of a new football season. This year there are certainly a lot of questions, especially on the offensive side of things after a loss in […]

2013 Patriots Position Preview: Wide Receivers

The wide receiver position is a key focal point in the upcoming season for the New England Patriots. Wes Welker, who was Tom Brady’s favorite target the past six seasons, is now catching passes from Peyton Manning out in Denver. It will be a new cast for Brady this season which could pose a significant […]

2013 NFL Draft Preview: Some WRs Available for Patriots

Today, we preview another need for the Patriots: WR. For reference, here’s a reminder of where the Pats stand before the draft, in terms of picks: 1. Round 1, Pick 29 2. Round 2, Pick 27 (59 overall) 3. Round 3, Pick 29 (91 overall) 4. Round 7, Pick 20 (226 overall, from Buccaneers) 5. Round 7, Pick 29 (235 overall) Wide receiver After […]

Patriots Place Edelman on IR, Sign Stallworth

After having been seen leaving Sunday’s game with crutches and a protective walking boot, Julian Edelman saw his season officially come to an end when the New England Patriots placed the wide receiver and punt returner on injured reserve on Tuesday. To replace him on the roster, the Patriots signed wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth.

Week 13 Notes and Observations: Patriots Clinch AFC East with 23-16 Win Over Dolphins

Playing in Miami is never an easy game for the Patriots. Sunday was no different, especially with the chance to clinch the division.  The Dolphins played the Patriots very well on both sides of the ball, but especially defensively. – Brady had only been sacked 15 times the entire season coming into the game. He […]

Patriots 49, Jets 19: Notes and Observations from Week 12

To start this off I hope everyone enjoyed a happy and a healthy Thanksgiving with good people and good food. There is plenty to be thankful for from family and friends to good health. However what I am most thankful for is the New York Jets. Without them, the AFC East would be a lot […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots-Colts, Week 11

After quite a performance on Sunday, the Patriots are 7-3 and in the drivers seat in the AFC East. Let’s take a look at some of the Positives and Negatives from Week 11 action. Positives  The front seven cause a lot of commotion up front. Brandon Spikes looked like he was getting an excellent jump […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 3 vs. Ravens

Before Sunday’s New England Patriots-Baltimore Ravens game, noted actor (also Ravens linebacker) Ray Lewis said, “Revenge is a dish best served cold. We on fire tonight.” Facing a mind like that, the Patriots should count themselves lucky they just lost, as opposed to waking up tied to a chair in a basement somewhere. But lose […]

Patriots Lose Heart Breaker in Baltimore on Sunday Night

The Patriots dropped their second straight game due to a last second field goal. The Ravens won 31-30 when the kick apparently just went over the right upright. The Patriots struck first, opening up a 13-0 lead in the first quarter. Stephen Gostkowski kicked two field goals, one from 37 yards and one from 49. […]

Heartbreaking End Allows Cardinals to Upset Patriots

A hotly contested game saw the Patriots receive unexpected hope only to see that hope disappear with one errant kick to seal a 20-18 upset for the Arizona Cardinals. The game was a big defensive battle, with only field goals now and then until the middle of the 3rd quarter. Even when the Cardinals made […]

Hernandez Leaves Game with Right Ankle Injury

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez left Sunday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter with an apparent injury to his right ankle. His return is questionable. In the type of play no one likes to see, Julian Edelman was tackled by the Cardinals’ William Gay and the two players rolled up […]

2012 Patriots’ Wide Receivers Review: Excitement & Intrigue

As the start of the 2012 regular season quickly approaches, one of the most interesting positions on this team is that of the wide receivers. In the 2011 season the Patriots finished out with a receiving corps consisting of Wes Welker, Deion Branch, Julian Edelman, Matthew Slater, and Chad Ochocinco Johnson. We all know how […]