And finally, let’s take a look at what could be a growing issue for the team: defensive line depth. 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, […]
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 […]
The NFL Draft begins on Thursday, and the New England Patriots approach it with just five picks, as a result of having traded their fourth-round pick for Aqib Talib, their fifth-rounder for Albert Haynesworth and their sixth-rounder for Chad Johnson over the last two years. The Patriots received Tampa Bay’s seventh-round selection in the Talib trade, […]
According to Jason LaCanfora of CBS Sports, the Patriots have submitted an offer sheet for Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders, a restricted free agent. The Steelers now have five days to match the offer, which is a one-year deal. If the Steelers let Sanders go, the Patriots would have to fork over a third-round pick to […]
Here’s a photo of Tom Brady working out with new wide receiver Danny Amendola today at USC. Just a reminder — It’s April 2, and football season doesn’t start for several months. Just win.
UPDATE: Deal is worth $12 million The Denver Broncos have successfully accomplished what the New England Patriots could not manage to do, and that is come to an agreement with WR Wes Welker. Welker agreed to a two-year deal today, successfully taking Tom Brady’s favorite target out of New England. After Tom Brady signed an […]
Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard was convicted Wednesday of third degree assault of a police officer stemming from an incident outside a Nebraska bar before the 2012 NFL Draft. Dennard was accused of punching an officer in the jaw. Besides the assault charge, Dennard was also found guilty of resisting arrest. He was acquitted of a […]
The Patriots’ 2012 season is over, and once again it’s time to ask the question: Is Tom Brady the best quarterback to ever play the game? There are many ways to rank the greatest QBs ever, most of them subjective, but what follows is an attempt to draw conclusions from the facts in order to rank Brady […]
To begin, sorry this is late. After going to the game and witnessing this lack of performance first hand, I needed a day to gather the correct thoughts on the latest in our recent gut-wrenching failures. This final notes and observations will be more of a final impression of the season as well as the […]
The Aurora, Colorado, home of Patriots reserve safety Derrick Martin was robbed at gunpoint during the AFC Championship Game. Martin, who played in five games with the Patriots this season, was inactive for Sunday’s game. Police said armed men stormed into Martin’s home, held up people at gunpoint and stole stuff from the home before […]
It may not be judgment day, reckoning, or any number of the over the top Ray Lewis jargon that has infiltrated ESPN headquarters since his retirement announcement, but Sunday’s AFC Championship game between the Patriots and Ravens will be nothing less than a head-on collision. This isn’t the inexperienced trigger-shy Houston Texans we’re talking about. […]
Tom Brady: NFL quarterback, multimillionaire, three time Super Bowl champion, married to a supermodel. Everything a guy could wish for. Yet in an interview with 60 Minutes, Brady still asked, “Is this really it?” This is the central theme that the film Fairhaven and its protagonist, Jon, wrestle with. Fairhaven takes place in, well, Fairhaven, exactly the […]
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 […]
Rob Gronkowski went down in the first quarter of the game, trying to catch a pass out of bounds. He landed on his left wrist and was in visible pain on the sidelines. After being surrounded by several trainers, he headed to the locker room, presumably for X-rays.
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 […]