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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 2010 Preview: The Linebackers

It was 2007. The Patriots were fresh off a victory against their rivals the Colts and were 9-0 en route to a perfect season. For their mid-season special, Sports Illustrated ran a cover featuring the heart of the Patriots. It wasn’t Brady. Or Moss. Or even Belichick. It was the entire linebacking unit. Tedy Bruschi, […]

Patriots Re-Sign Derrick Burgess

The Patriots re-signed ten-year veteran defensive end/outside linebacker Derrick Burgess to a one-year contract on Friday. Bill Belichick pulled the trigger on a deal to bring him over from the Oakland Raiders¬† just before the start of last season in hopes that he would fill the pass-rushing void. He was not the stand-out contributor many […]

Patriots Tender Mankins, Gostkowski and Woods

In an expected move, the Patriots tendered offers on OL Logan Mankins, kicker Stephen Gostkowski and linebacker Pierre Woods today. Here’s the explanation from ESPNBoston.com: By placing a tender on a restricted free agent, a team establishes the compensation it would receive if the player is signed to an offer sheet by another team and […]

Patriots Welcome Winless Titans to Gilette

Tennessee Titans (0-5) at New England Patriots (3-2) Time: 4:15 EST Where: Gillettle Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts TV: CBS Radio: 98.5 FM – The Sports Hub The Patriots are coming off a disappointing loss to the Broncos. Currently, New England is sitting even in the AFC East with the New York Jets with a 3-2 […]

Prescott Burgess Adds Depth, But Is He The Answer?

The Patriots need to beef up their linebacking core with the injury to Jerod Mayo, and now they have added the first piece of the puzzle. Tuesday, the Patriots acquired linebacker Prescott Burgess from the Baltimore Ravens for a conditional seventh round pick. Burgess is entering his third season and has so far had an […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Bills, Week 1

Up until the final minutes of Monday night’s thrilling Patriots come-from-behind, season-opening 25-24 win over Buffalo, I was thinking this article was going to be extremely difficult to write. Through about the first 55 minutes of this game, it was hard to single out any Pats players to highlight, as the entire team was being […]

Burgess Will Improve a Stacked Pats Defense

Lost in the mess that was Oakland Raiders football was the play of the newest member of the Patriots, Derrick Burgess. New England spent a large portion of the off-season looking to bolster up their defense. Names such as Julius Peppers, Jason Taylor, and Willie McGinest traveled through Foxboro and ultimately, the Patriots ended up […]

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 […]

Gametime: Patriots At Dolphins

The Teams: New England Patriots (6-4) at Miami Dolphins (6-4) The Terms: Regular Season Week 12 The Place: Dolphin Stadium, Miami, FL The Time: 1:00pm The Channel: CBS 3 Burning Questions: Can the Patriots stop the wildcat? Ronnie Brown ran all over the Patriots in week three thanks in large part to the wildcat formation […]

Jets 34, Patriots 31 (OT) – The Verdict

Okay so it took a week to publish this, it won’t happen again! I have to say I nearly turned this one off when it was 24-6 and the Jets took over on downs late in the second quarter. You have to love the comeback by the Pats led by Matt Cassel and the final […]