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NFL Team Building: Ozzie Newsome vs. Bill Belichick

It’s not by accident that the Patriots and Ravens are facing off in the AFC Championship this weekend. They were clearly the two best teams in the conference and have been on a collision course for about a month now. Once the season gets down to the final four, I find the ongoing discussion of […]

Draft Blues: Belichick, Pats Struggle to Find Productive WR

It’s hard to dispute the success that Bill Belichick and the Patriots scouting department have had plucking players out of the college ranks since 2000. The likes of Tom Brady, Asante Samuel to Dan Koppen, Matt Cassel and Aaron Hernandez — all were heavily scouted and nice draft choices in the mid-to-late rounds. But where […]

Draft Report: Patriots Closely Following the Saints, Raiders

We’ve seen some pretty interesting events take place up to this point in 2011 for the Patriots: From Brady’s 517 passing yard performance in Week 1. Followed by 423 yards against San Diego. A come-from-behind win from Buffalo — that shocked everyone. Pay back against New York Jets. Vintage Brady game-winning drive this past Sunday […]

Source: Patriots Interested in TSU RB Dante’ Thomas

The 2012 NFL Draft might not be for another 237 days, but the scouting process for most teams is a year round job. SoB learned — in a phone conversation with Tennessee State University’s running back coach Kevin Mashack — that the Patriots were one of several teams that traveled to Nashville, Tenn., this summer to […]

Trading Spaces: The Unlikely Duo of Bill Belichick and Al Davis

Since 2005, the Patriots and Oakland Raiders have made nine trades involving draft picks. In those nine trades, 25 players were involved, led by household names Randy Moss and Richard Seymour. Despite a relationship that has seen Al Davis accuse the Patriots of tampering with Randy Moss, the two teams have been active trade partners […]

2011 NFL Draft Live Blog: Round 1

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From Pop Warner To UMass: RB Jonathan Hernandez Ready For 2011

At 8 years old, Jonathan Hernandez repeatedly begged his father, Cesar Batallas, to sign him up for Pop Warner, a non-profit football organization for kids from the ages of five to 15. Despite being financially strapped, Batallas caved in and allowed Hernandez to play. Before long, Hernandez developed a love for the game and brought […]

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: Anthony Castonzo, Boston College

Although the Patriots found a gem at right tackle with University of Houston tackle Sebastian Vollmer in 2009, the left side of the offensive is a little less clear. Matt Light, who has been a mainstay at left tackle since 2000, will officially become a free agent when the new CBA deal is agreed upon. […]

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: J.J. Watt, Wisconsin

Despite whether a new CBA is agreed upon, or not, the NFL Draft will still take place 60+ days from now. With free agency on the mend until a deal is made, the 2011 draft is arguably one of the biggest in NFL history. The New England Patriots, as is always the case, have a […]

Stanford’s Andrew Luck To Stay For Senior Season

In a day and age where young, athletic football players get showered with endorsements and big NFL contracts, one player reckoned for that path decided to put all that on hold — for now. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, the consensus No. 1 overall player in the 2011 NFL Draft, has decided to remain in school.

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: Mock Draft

Heading into January, the Patriots are poised to make a deep run into the playoffs. However, with the end of the season on the horizon, the NFL Draft is beginning to come into conversation. One of the more pressing issues as of right now is the current CBA agreement. If a deal is not made, […]

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: The Oakland Raiders Turnaround

When the Patriots traded All-Pro defensive end Richard Seymour to the Oakland Raiders in September 2009, many assumed the Patriots would receive a top 10 2011 NFL Draft choice in return. Since 2002, the Raiders have drafted OUT of the top 10 just once, when Bill Callahan led them to Superbowl 37. In three of […]

Patriots Draft Report: Team Needs

Yes, the Patriots have one of the best records in the NFL. Yes, it’s November. Yes, you’re probably more concerned with Thanksgiving, Christmas and a January playoff push. However, it’s never too early for NFL Draft talk. The Patriots are poised for a great 2011 draft class with six picks in the first three rounds. Let’s run […]

The Gerard Warren-Richard Seymour Connection

Recently signed defensive lineman Gerard Warren said the decision to sign with the Patriots came after advice from an unlikely source. Warren inked his deal with the Pats on April 24th, directly after the last round of the NFL Draft. Last season, Warren played on the Oakland Raiders’ defensive line next to former Patriot Richard […]

Aaron Hernandez Admits Failing Drug Tests; Patriots Get Lucky

Many wondered why new Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez dropped into the team’s lap in the fourth round of the NFL Draft last Saturday. Let’s just say that Hernandez has been “high on life” more than a few times. “It’s not like he failed one test. He had repeated issues with it, to the point […]