// Mike Vrabel

Notes and Observations from the Divisional Playoffs: Patriots Advance Beating the Texans 41-28

There was a ton of talk heading into this game. Everyone expected it to be a close game after the Patriots embarrassed the Texans in Gillette back in week 14. However it was more of the same as the Patriots showed the rest of the NFL that they are the class of the league. First […]

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 […]

Mike Vrabel Retires, Joins Ohio State Coaching Staff

Linebacker Mike Vrabel, a player who helped anchor the Patriots’ dynasty defense of the 2000′s, is hanging up the cleats and grabbing the clip board. The 35-year-old retired from the NFL on Monday and agreed to join the coaching staff at his Alma Mater, THE Ohio State University. “During his Patriots career, there was no […]

Reche Caldwell Latest ex-Patriot Arrested For Marijuana Possesion

First Laurence Maroney. Then Mike Vrabel (felony theft). And now Reche Caldwell. According to the Gainesville Sun, the former Patriots wide receiver was arrested after police pulled him over for a suspended license. The report says that deputies found a bag of marijuana next to the driver’s seat. Caldwell never lived up to the hype […]

Former Patriot Mike Vrabel Arrested For Felony Theft At Indiana Casino

What an eventful week for former Patriots and the law. Last Wednesday running back Laurence Maroney was charged with possession of Marijuana. Today, according to Pro Football Talk, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel was arrested for felony theft at the Belterra Casino in Indiana.

Patriots 2010 Preview: Special Teams

Often the most overlooked aspect of a football team, special teams plays a significant role in every offensive drive and defensive stand. They determine whether an offense must drive 80 yards or 10, and vice versa. Head coach Bill Belichick has been one to put heavy emphasis on this area.  He has been known in […]

Patriots Release Adalius Thomas

The New England Patriots cut linebacker Adalius Thomas on Monday, and for most Patriot’s fans one word sums up his departure: finally. Or maybe one phrase: It’s about [insert expletive] time! Monday’s releasing of Thomas came as little surprise to many, and ended a three-year tenure that can only be described as a marriage from […]

Patriots All-Decade Team: 2000′s

Patriots All Decade Team: QB: Tom Brady Honorable Mention: Drew Bledsoe, Matt Cassel It was the easiest selection on the list. The day Drew Bledsoe was knocked out of a game in 2001, was the day Tom Brady emerged as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He is a three time Super Bowl […]

Patriots Sign Patrick Chung; Place Five on PUP List

With rookies reporting to training camp yesterday there was little doubt that second round pick Patrick Chung – though unsigned at the time – would show up to camp and not hold out. Instead of making their rabid fanbase sweat a little, the Patriots and Chung ended all inkling of contractual unrest by agreeing to […]

Broncos v. Chiefs, Who Would Win?

The Denver Broncos and Kansas Chiefs recently acquired former Patriots personnel to help revive both AFC West teams. The Broncos picked up Josh McDaniels as head coach, and players Jabar Gaffney and LaMont Jordan. The Chiefs picked up Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel, as well as Scott Pioli as the new general manager. Many are […]

Matt Cassel Trade: Controversial Dealings?

I know it’s logical given the history of Bill Belichick and Scott Pioli to assume that there was shenanigans going on the big trade between the Chiefs and Patriots, with Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel going to the Chiefs for the 34th pick in the draft. It seems laughable that a franchise QB and a […]

Cassel Trade Is Better Than It Looks

I know what you are thinking. A starting quarterback and our defensive leader for a measly second round pick? Isn’t Matt Cassel less of a risk to a bad team than taking an unproven starter in the first round? What is Bill Belichick thinking turning down a top 15 pick from Denver and instead making […]

Matt Cassel Traded to Chiefs

Scott Pioli and Bill Belichick have made a trade for the second straight day, with the Patriots sending QB Matt Cassel to the Chiefs, according to the NFL Network’s Adam Sheffner. According to the Patriots’ team website, the Chiefs will send their 2009 second round pick (34th overall) for Cassel and Vrabel. Reaction: Oh my […]

MIKE VRABEL TRADED TO CHIEFS

Mike Vrabel has been traded to the Kansas City Chiefs. Let that sink in for a minute….okay. The Boston Herald is reporting the deal is done. This story is just breaking so there’s no word on what the Patriots would get if the deal is made (though WEEI.com says it could be for an undisclosed […]

Patriots Season Grades: Linebackers

The Patriots have been blessed with strong linebacker corps since the Super Bowl run started in 2001. In the last two years the questions have been mounting as injuries and age have crept up to a once formidable unit. The Pats had some old and new faces in 2008 to mixed results. Here are the […]