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Patriots Sign 9 Undrafted Free Agents on 1st Day After Lockout

The biggest news around Boston Tuesday concerning undrafted free agents was Boston College alumnus Mark Herzlich’s signing with the New York Giants. While Patriots and Eagles fans alike may have hoped to see Herzlich moving his locker from Chestnut Hill to Foxboro, Bill Belichick and company were still active in the undrafted free agent market, […]

Long-Time Patriots Guard Stephen Neal Retires

It’s not everyday when a wrestler without college football experience goes on to start 81 games in the NFL. But, that’s exactly what Patriots offensive guard Stephen Neal accomplished. However, nine seasons and three Super Bowl rings later , the San Diego native, has decided to retire at the age of 34. Neal was an […]

PATS on the Back: Week 8 vs. Minnesota

6-1, the best record in the NFL. Who would’ve believed that a team that lost their best cornerback (Leigh Bodden) and one of their most reliable defensive lineman (Ty Warren) in the preseason, then lost their third down back (Kevin Faulk) to season-ending injury, then traded away a former first rounder (Laurence Maroney) and a […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Offensive Line

The offensive line was by far the most consistent unit of the 2009/2010 New England Patriots. Left tackle Matt Light, left guard Logan Mankins, center Dan Koppen, right guard Stephen Neal, and right Tackle Nick Kaczur allowed opposing defenses very few cracks at three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady. Brady –unfortunate to sustain nagging […]

Rebuilding A Dynasty

With the Patriots being blown out by the Ravens during Wild Card weekend, there have been many speculating that their reign may be over. It’s an easy statement to be made. After a decade of dominance, New England struggled this season, barely won the AFC East and then were dismantled at home 33-14 by Baltimore […]

Patriots All-Decade Team: 2000′s

Patriots All Decade Team: QB: Tom Brady Honorable Mention: Drew Bledsoe, Matt Cassel It was the easiest selection on the list. The day Drew Bledsoe was knocked out of a game in 2001, was the day Tom Brady emerged as one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. He is a three time Super Bowl […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 16

Quarterback: A+ Tom Brady returned to his ’07 form against the Jaguars on Sunday, completing 23/26 passes for 267 yards and four touchdowns.  Brady played an almost perfect game on Sunday, as his 149.0 quarterback rating would indicate. He threw three touchdown passes to Randy Moss, and another to tight end Chris Baker.  Brady continued […]

Patriots Report Card: Week 15

Quarterback: C+ Statistically, Tom Brady had perhaps his worst game of the 2009 season. Brady completed 11 of 23 passes for 115 yards in the Patriots 17-10 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.  Brady also threw one touchdown to Randy Moss and one interception to Bills linebacker Paul Posluszny. Brady’s 13-yard touchdown pass to […]

Patriots are Ready for the 8-0 Colts

New England Patriots (6-2) at Indianapolis Colts (8-0) Time: 8:30 p.m. EST Place: Indianapolis, Indiana TV: NBC Radio: 98.5 FM – The Sports Hub It is the most anticipated match-up of the regular season. No two teams have exemplified what it means to be a champion this decade more then the Indianapolis Colts and New […]

Grading the Patriots Offense

The bye week let New England fans soak in everything. After eight weeks, New England has outplayed its division rivals to a 5-2 record. Some hard fought wins and heart breaking losses have made this season exciting. Now, before the Patriots welcome the Dolphins to Foxboro, it seems like a perfect time to take a […]

Patriots Meet New And Improved Ravens Offense

Baltimore Ravens (3-0) at New England Patriots (2-1) Time: 1:00 p.m. Where: Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts TV: CBS Radio: 98.5 FM: The Sports Hub The New England Patriots are entering Week 4 with a respectable 2-1 record and are gearing up to play one of the most potent offenses in the NFL…wait…the Baltimore Ravens? […]

Patriots Season Grades: Offensive Line

Back on track with the season reviews and today I’ll take a look at the 2008 Patriots offensive line. Matt Light: A Thoughts: The consummate professional, Matt Light did an admirable job protecting Matt Cassel and allowed the young QB space to scramble in and out of the pocket. He may have seen his best […]

Gametime: Patriots @ Buccaneers

The Teams: New England Patriots at Tampa Bay Buccaneers The Terms: Second preseason game The Time: 8:00pm The Place: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa Bay, Florida The Channel: NFL Network; Simulcast on WBZ (Channel 4 in Boston) Three Burning Questions: How will the quarterback play progress? Tom Brady will not be playing in tonight’s game as […]

2008 Training Camp Preview: Offensive Line

Here’s the schedule for the training camp previews: Sunday: O-Line Monday: Tight Ends and Wide Receivers Tuesday: Quarterbacks and Runningbacks Wednesday: Special Teams and Coaching Offensive Line Key Departures: None Key Arrivals: None Breakdown The unit which was lauded throughout the regular season in 2007 as the best in the business and given some credit […]

Gametime: Patriots vs. Bills

The Patriots (2-0) and Bills (0-2) are just about to kickoff at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots have got off to a flying start so far while the Bills will be looking for a first win. If the Patriots win today they will have a huge advantage in the AFC East because the Jets and Dolphins […]