// Sam Aiken

Patriots Cut Burgess and Aiken, Place McGowan on IR

Through the first two preseason games, the Patriots were relatively healthy, and they looked terrific on both sides of the ball against the Super Bowl Champion Saints and the Atlanta Falcons. Then, the embarrassing 36-35 loss to the Rams took place nearly two weeks ago, and the wheels fell off the bus. First, the Patriots […]

Brown Kicks Game-Winning Field Goal as Rams win in Foxboro

The old guard (though not as old as, say, that fellow over in Minnesota) took on the new guard Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. For the 2-0 New England Patriots: Tom Brady, entering his eleventh season, holder of records, winner of MVPs and Super Bowls alike. For the 1-1 St. Louis Rams: Sam Bradford, the […]

A Letter to Wes Welker

Dear Wes Welker, First off it’s great to see that you’re recovering extremely fast. I was scared when you were injured during that Texans game in Week 17. The Patriots desperately needed you in the playoffs and unfortunately, we were bounced in the Wild Card round by the Ravens. Last season you were ridiculous. I […]

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-Ravens: Previewing the First Playoff Meeting

They worked all season to get to this point. Now, the New England Patriots will have to best a perennial defensive power house in the Baltimore Ravens. It is one of the four rematches from the regular season being played this weekend. The Patriots will hope for a repeat of the 27-21 win during Week […]

Patriots: Elite No More?

Jimmy Johnson said it best on FOX Pregame Show. It’s weird that New England isn’t saying they’re in a rebuilding season. Many would look at their past dealings, especially trading Richard Seymour for a 2011 first round pick, and say they are easily rebuilding for the future. Still, by admitting that they are looking into […]

Week 13 Sleepers

Given the recent wave of concussions and ankle sprains in the NFL, it is more important than ever to be on the lookout for that little extra boost to your offense. There is only one Thursday night game this week to worry about and we are all spared the horror of having to watch the […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Saints, Week 12

Well if Monday night’s 38-17 butt-whooping taught Patriots fans anything, it’s that their team can no longer be considered amongst the elite teams in the NFL. No elite team gets beat in every facet of the game like New England got beat in New Orleans. The league’s elite is reserved now to a trio of […]

PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Bucs, Week 7

It can’t be considered “mistake-free football” for the Pats in Sunday’s 35-7 win over Tampa Bay, but New England’s play was still far superior compared to the listless performance from the Bucs, earning New England their first road win of the season. In front of 84,000+ fans at Wembley Stadium in England, the Patriots were […]

Pats Cross the Pond and Bombard the Bucs

Now this is more like it. After destroying the Titans in the year’s first snow bowl, the Patriots headed to London and dismantled another winless team, Tampa Bay, 35-7. The Pats wasted little time doing anything, when Brandon Meriweather intercepted a pass and ran it back 39 yards for a touchdown, on just the fifth […]

Patriots First in AFC East, Brady is Back…Or Is He?

Now that’s more like it! The Patriots absolutely destroyed the lifeless Tennessee Titans by the score of 59-0 Sunday afternoon. It was as one-sided a football game can get, but I would take a 59-point blow out over a nail biter any day of the week. There is something about being able to relax and […]

Patriots Team Captains: 2009-2010

The Patriots have confirmed their team captains for the 2010 season. Offense: Tom Brady, Randy Moss Defense: Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo Special Teams: Sam Aiken Brady, Mayo, and Aiken were all preseason captains. Aiken replaces current Jet Larry Izzo, who was the Patriots special teams captain for eight straight seasons. Last year, the Patriots captains […]

2009 Training Camp Preview: Wide Receivers

As we continue our training camp previews it’s time to look at quite a top heavy group of players on the Patriots, the wide receivers. Coming into camp, it’s obvious who the top three guys are, but after that there’s a lot of uncertainty. Here’s a breakdown of what we may see in 2009. Randy […]

Patriots Season Grades: Wide Reciever/Tight Ends

In my third installment of 2008 season grades I’ll be taking a look at the wide receivers and tight ends. Randy Moss: B+ Thoughts: After a record breaking 2007 season it was going to be tough for Moss to follow up his performance with anything but a let down statistically. Throw in a brand new […]