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Week 2 NFL Preview: Lions, Bills Continue to Roll

Week 1 is in the books and we finally have games to analyze after an offseason of uncertainty. The first week featured some record-breaking performances, shocking upsets, teams making statements, and dramatic comebacks. As always the first week tends to get over analyzed by fans that expect their team to perform as they did that week, […]

Tom Brady to Patriots Fans: “Start Drinking Early”

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has criticized fans in New England before for being too quiet at games and not providing the home field advantage the Pats are looking for. Well this season he’s trying a new approach while addressing the fans for the season opener and I think Patriot nation will support it one hundred […]

Brady’s Record Night Leads Patriots to 38-24 Win Over Dolphins

New England QB Tom Brady had a record evening on Monday night, shredding the Miami defense to the tune of 517 yards in a 38-24 win over the Dolphins. The Patriots now sit at 1-0, tied for first with New York and Buffalo in the AFC East. Brady Unflappable Brady was in a groove all […]

False Start: Belichick’s a Playa and Crushes A Lot, Week 1 Picks

My sister looked at me the other day and said, “Ryan, do you write anything other then your weekly ‘Media Musings’ column?” It hit me. I dropped the ball. Actually, to steal a line from the HBO documentary “Too Big To Fail”.. I DIDN’T DROP THE BALL. I DROPPED THE BALL, KICKED THE COACH IN THE […]

Bold Pigskin Predictions for the 2011 NFL Season

T.G.I.F… thank goodness it’s FOOTBALL! For a while there, it looked as if the day would never come. Players and owners were miles apart on a deal as the spring turned to summer, and the odds were increasing that pro football would be erased from our autumn schedule. I was preparing myself mentally to have […]

Chad Ochocinco’s Newest Antic on Twitter: Protest or Precedent?

As much as Chad Ochocinco has tried to conform to the “Patriot way” he can’t seem to help but grab the spotlight for some of his actions. First he stated that he would like to move in with a fan for the first several weeks of the season. Now he has agreed to pay for […]

Patriots 2011 Inside Linebackers Preview: Mayo, Guyton, Spikes

In a Bill Belichick-coached 3-4 (3 down linemen, 4 linebackers) defensive scheme, the linebacker position has always been considered paramount to success. The system hinges on the defensive line taking up space and handling multiple offensive linemen, while versatile linebackers take advantage. (Note: This is why D-lineman never rack up huge amounts of sacks in […]

Osi Umenyiora Available, Would Deal to Patriots be Possible?

It was announced Monday that the Giants have given their two-time Pro Bowl defensive end permission to seek a trade out of New York, according to ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio. Umenyiora has two years remaining on his contract, but is unhappy that the Giants have not extended him to a deal akin to those of the […]

The Patriot Way: The “Brilliant” Trade for Albert Haynesworth

When I first woke up to Toucher & Rich on my iHome talking about the Patriots offer of a 2013 5th round draft pick to acquire the eponymous Albert Haynesworth in a trade with the Redskins, I was a little wary. Not only has he been unproductive in his two years in Washington, he has actually gone so […]

Former BC LB and Cancer Survivor Mark Herzlich Signs with Giants

As many expected, it did not take long for Mark Herzlich to find a home in the NFL once the lockout finally ended. On the first day in which teams could sign undrafted free agents, the BC alumnus agreed to a contract with the New York Giants. Herzlich announced his signing via twitter, saying: “Decision […]

NFL Lockout Officially Over; Patriots to Hold Public Practice Thursday

Football fans everywhere can finally rejoice! The first NFL work stoppage since 1987 is FINALLY over, meaning this week should be a wild one for the Patriots and the 31 other teams. The CBA was originally ratified by NFL owners on Thursday, and the NFL player representatives voted Monday to accept the new deal, effectively […]

NFL Owners Reach Deal on Labor Agreement

We all knew it was going to happen, but it was only a matter of when. After meeting all day Thursday in an Atlanta-area hotel, NFL owners officially voted to approve a 10-year collective bargaining agreement by a vote of 31-0 with the Oakland Raiders abstaining. So everything is all set, right? Not exactly. Now the players […]

NFL, Players Hold “Secret” Talks at Nantasket Beach in Hull

While the world was watching President Obama deliver his address to the American people about the ongoing war in Afghanistan, and later were distracted by the unlikely capture of Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, the NFL and its defunct players union held talks right under our noses at Nantasket Beach Resort in Hull the last two days. […]

David Tyree Would Give Up Giants Super Bowl Ring To End Gay Marriage

Even as former New York Giant Michael Strahan and team owner Steve Tisch have publicly supported legalizing gay marriage in New York, another former Giant isn’t climbing on board: wide receiver David Tyree, most famous for his 32-yard helmet catch in Super Bowl XLII that helped the Giants derail the New England Patriots’ perfect season. […]

Boston College Linebacker Mark Herzlich To Take Chance With NFL

After being drafted 51st overall by the Omaha Nighthawks of the UFL last week, Boston College linebacker Mark Herzlich will test the waters in the NFL. According to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, Herzlich has declined to sign with Omaha. The 6-foot-4 244-pound cancer survivor went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft, as he was one […]