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Tim Tebow Draft Review: QB Will Thrive With Broncos

Draft Day Drama Tim Tebow is as polarizing a sports figure as there is. His squeaky-clean image, his relationship with God, and his vast success have led to as many detractors as supporters. With their second pick in the first round, and 25th overall, the Denver Broncos made Tim Tebow a very happy young man. […]

Patriots Draft Picks 2010: Eh, Who the Hell Knows How They’ll Pan Out?

I want to preface this by saying that I am no draft expert. I casually watch college football on Saturdays in the fall, but a majority of that time is spent with one hand firmly grasping a beer and the other hand deeply entrenched down my sweatpants, firmly grasping something else. Not exactly the look […]

Live Blog, Boston Sports Night: Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, NFL Draft

FINAL SCORES: Red Sox 4, Orioles 3 — Celtics 100, Heat 98 — Sabres 4, Bruins 1 All four major Boston pro sports teams are in action tonight, for possibly the only time ever. The Red Sox will try to get their season going against the Orioles, the Patriots will be deciding which gargantuan corn-fed […]

2010 NFL Draft Live Blog: First Round

One of the most exciting sports days of the year is here, as the NFL draft’s first round is tonight at 7:30 p.m. Join the Sports of Boston experts beginning at 7 p.m. as we begin our live blog chat regarding the Patriots and all other teams at the draft. NFL Draft 2010: First Round […]

Exploring the Possibilities: 2011 NFL Draft

This past weekend was an eventful for one for the National Football League and the New England Patriots. Not only did 32 teams across the league cut down their rosters to 53, but the NFL saw a big trade. The Patriots traded all-pro defensive end Richard Seymour to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a […]

David Ortiz and PEDs, Matsuzaka Shifts the Blame

Here’s a weekly a column taking a look at the top five sports events this past week that left us all asking the question “Did that just happen?” In no particular order… David Ortiz named for using performance enhancing drugs The New York Times reported on Thursday morning that David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were […]

NFL Draft: If It Ain’t Broke, Fix It?

Apparently NFL commissioner Roger Goodell firmly believes in a new saying: “If it ain’t broke, fix it.” The “let me change everything” commissioner was at it again Thursday. Goodell announced that the NFL Draft, a sacred holiday to all die hard football fans, will be moved to prime time. What does this mean for us? […]

Patriots Draft Tyrone McKenzie With 97th Pick

The Patriots continued their busy second day at the NFL Draft, taking inside linebacker Tyrone McKenzie with the 97th overall pick. While McKenzie played outside linebacker at South Florida, he projects to play on the inside in the Pats 3-4 defensive scheme. This selection was a compensation pick for when Asante Samuel left the Pats […]

Patriots Trade Third-Rounder to Titans

The Patriots traded their 89th overall pick (a third-round selection) to the Tennesee Titans for their 2010 second round pick. By my count, they now have three 2010 second-round picks. The Patriots have a tremendous amount of depth and have already drafted five players in the first three rounds, so it would appear that they’re […]

Patriots Draft Brandon Tate With 83rd Pick

The Patriots used the 83rd selection in the NFL Draft to select WR Brandon Tate from North Carolina. Tate is both a pass-catcher and prolific kick returner, so he provides some versatility. They had a need at WR, but the pick is certainly an interesting one for Bill Belichick. Brandon Tate tested positive for marijuana […]

Patriots Trade Third-Rounder to Jaguars

The Patriots traded their third round pick, the 73rd pick overall in the draft, to the Jacksonville Jaguars in return for a 2010 second round selection. It’s a smart move considering the team used four second round picks and is relatively deep overall. Next year, the Pats will have even more flexibility with two second […]

UConn’s DE Cody Brown to the Cardinals

Connecticut is having a draft field day, landing its fourth prospect in the NFL, just one behind USC’s five picks so far.  The latest pick was the penultimate selection of the second round, going to Super Bowl runner up Arizona Cardinals, who look to improve their defense to complement their explosive offense.  Brown, who hails […]

UConn OT Beatty Goes to NY Giants

The Connecticut Huskies never had a draft pick higher than the third round in their history until today as William Beatty makes it three first day picks for the school.  He joins new Patriot Darius Butler, also in the second round, and now Colt running back Donald Brown in the first round.  Beatty is a […]

Patriots Select OT Vollmer With Fourth Pick of Day

The Patriots fourth pick of the first day of the draft, all second rounders, is the Houston Offensive Tackle Sebastian Vollmer. The headline numbers on Vollmer are 6’8″ and 290 pounds; the man is huge and may help fortify Tom Brady’s pocket for years to come. Vollmer is the first offensive player of the four selections the Patriots […]

Patriots Stay Local Again With UConn’s Darius Butler

The Patriots moved up to select at 40, taking local product Ron Brace of BC, and followed the move with Bulter at #41.  The 5’10″, 183-pound cornerback runs a 4.41 40 yard dash and recorded the Combine’s best jump, so he has great speed and size.  The four-year starter from Fort Lauderdale, Florida was First Team […]