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2014 Patriots Quarterbacks Preview: Brady, Mallett, Garoppolo

Following a massive changeover in pass-catching personnel, Tom Brady put up relatively pedestrian numbers in 2013. Still, the Patriots posted the league’s third highest scoring offense in 2013. VIEW: Other Patriots Previews During the six and a half games that Rob Gronkowski was in the lineup, the Patriots offense looked much like the dynamic unit we’ve […]

2014 Patriots Special Teams Preview: Gostkowski, Allen, Slater, Edelman, White

The Patriots will return their core group of specialists in 2014. Kicker Stephen Gostkowski had a career year in 2013, posting career high’s in points, field goals made, field goal percentage, and he was a very impressive 5 for 6 from 50+ yards. Gostkowski has clearly emerged into one of the league’s best kickers, and […]

Patriots Training Camp Notes: Tom Brady Sees Fewer Reps

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, now at his 15th training camp in New England, knows his time in the league will eventually come to end, at least he said as much about his NFL mortality last week. “There’s no easy way about it — just got to grind, put the work in, listen to the coaches,” Brady […]

Rob Gronkowski Cleared to Play for Patriots

While addressing the media Wednesday morning, Bill Belichick announced that Rob Gronkowski will not begin training camp on the physically unable to perform list, and that he has been cleared to play. The announcement comes as a bit of a shock, as Gronkowski had surgery to repair his right ACL on January 9th. The Patriot’s […]

2014 Patriots Offensive Line Preview: Solder, Mankins, Stork, Cannon, Vollmer

Compared to years past, 2013 was a rocky season for the Patriot’s offensive line. Tom Brady was sacked a near career-high 40 times last season. While part of that can be attributed to Brady’s lack of faith in some of his young receivers, but there’s no doubt that the offensive line must step up in […]

Patriots 2014 Defensive Backs Preview: Revis, Browner, McCourty, Dennard

Despite the loss of Aqib Talib, the Patriots secondary is their most improved unit going into the 2014 season. With Talib healthy last season, the Patriots secondary, overall, was a strong unit. As evidenced in their the AFC Championship Game loss to Denver, Talib’s injury forced everyone to slide “up” a slot, and in turn, […]

Patriots 2014 Wide Receivers Preview: Edelman, Amendola, LaFell, Dobson

With the start of training camp just one week away, it’s time to look at the state of the Patriot’s wide receivers heading into the 2014 season. The group was the subject of much criticism last season. While Julian Edelman emerged into a solid replacement for Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and rookie Aaron Dobson struggled […]

Patriots 2012 Cornerbacks Preview: Can Devin McCourty Improve?

No matter if you are a fan of the team or not, every football fan can agree that New England’s pass defense last year left much to be desired. Despite a 13-3 record and a Super Bowl run, the 2011 campaign was consistently marked by inconsistent play from the back four. Read: Other 2012 Patriots Previews […]

A Restructured Contract for Ochocinco

After failing (miserably) to live up to expectations last season with the Patriots, it is no surprise that Chad Ochocinco has agreed to restructure his contract for the upcoming season. Ochocinco lowered his base salary from $3 million to $1 million, ensuring him a spot at the Patriots training camp this summer. Of course, it was re-structure, re-locate, or re-tire. […]

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 […]

Can Antoine Walker Make it Back to the NBA?

After spending the last two years out of the NBA, devastating financial issues related to gambling and other debt have prompted former Celtic Antoine Walker to attempt a comeback to the NBA. Back in 2002, I remember watching a playoff game between the Celtics and the 76ers, back when Walker was the unquestioned leader and […]