1. The New England Patriots' Top Five Training Camp Battles

    We are mere Fixdays away from the opening of training camps around the NFL, and for the New England Patriots there will be more competition at starting spots than there has been in a long time...

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  2. The New England Patriots Have Reason To Fear Rex Ryan's Defense

    It's still only June, not even five months since Rex Ryan was hired as the newest head coach of the New York Jets, and he's already been stirring up drama in the AFC East...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about over 5 years ago 590 reads 4 comments

  3. The Play That Cost the 2008 New England Patriots the Playoffs

    It would be easy to say that Tom Brady going down in Week One was the defining moment of the 2008 New England Patriots...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about over 5 years ago 1,202 reads 15 comments

  4. Rodney Harrison: Love Him or Hate Him, You're Going To Miss Him

    Rodney Harrison made his presence felt on the New England Patriots in just his second day of training camp in 2003. While doing "light contact drills" Harrison laid out star Patriots receiver Troy Brown...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about over 5 years ago 333 reads 5 comments

  5. The New England Patriots Rookie Eyeball Test

    The best way to get over your draft hangover is to see what the new rookies look like in their new uniforms. Well, maybe just in their new helmets/facemasks and what numbers they choose, but it's still fun to make a snap judgement ...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about over 5 years ago 1,238 reads 13 comments

  6. New England Patriots: Notes on Draft Weekend

    It was yet another long and anti-climactic draft weekend. The Patriots again did what no one thought they would and selected a dozen players...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about over 5 years ago 304 reads 1 comments

  7. Draft Day Is Christmas for NFL Fans

    The countdown to draft weekend is a long and tedious one from the moment your favorite NFL team's season finishes.For most of us, the season comes crashing to a bitter and disappointing end...

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  8. For NFL, Sports Fans, It's Okay to Say "We"

    There's a debate that arises from time to time on any popular team message board, and that is whether or not it's okay for fans to say "we" when referring to their team. "We really need let L...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about over 5 years ago 1,333 reads 10 comments

  9. The New England Patriots Will Do Whatever They Want on Draft Weekend

    How is it that every year the New England Patriots end up picking early and often at the NFL Draft, despite being the winningest team of the decade? This year the Pats could select ...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about over 5 years ago 1,074 reads 16 comments

  10. GU! The New "Doh!" For New England Patriots Fans

    There was something about September 7, 2008 that felt wrong from the start. The New England Patriots, coming off the almost-perfect season of 2007, took to their home turf for the ...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 6 years ago 698 reads 3 comments

  11. NFL Combine: The Top Players To Watch for Patriots Fans

    For the past couple seasons, I didn’t have a chance to get much of a jump on the prospects with Patriots potential prior to the scouting combine, since the Pats made a habit out of playing into mid-January...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 6 years ago 1,056 reads 14 comments

  12. An Early Look at Some New England Patriots Draft Prospects

    The best way to get over the depressing end of the NFL season is to immerse yourself in the NFL Draft. Though I'm sure to be experiencing "Draft Fatigue" by mid-March, nothing puts last season's ...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 6 years ago 568 reads 8 comments

  13. The Free Agent the New England Patriots Need

    While most of the Patriots-following world are thinking about Cassel and the Franchise Tag, McDaniels and the Broncos, or Pioli and the Chiefs, I'm thinking about how the Pats are going to address ...

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  14. The New England Patriots' 2008: Epilogue to an Injury-Filled Season

    Way back in July, when Tom Brady was still upright, Rodney Harrison was getting ready to make up for the Tyree catch, and Fernando Bryant looked like our starting left cornerback, Randy Moss told the Boston Globe he was scared...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 6 years ago 1,369 reads 2 comments

  15. Jets, Ravens, and Dolphins Could All Be on Patriots' Playoff Plate

    By now we all know what needs to happen for the Patriots to get into the playoffs, but what happens if and when they get there? There are four potential scenarios that could play out depending on what happens this weekend...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 6 years ago 473 reads 5 comments

  16. All I Want for Christmas Is the Patriots in the Playoffs

    Dear Santa, I know it's been a while since I've written to you, and I'm sorry about forgetting to put out milk and cookies the last fifteen or so Christmases, but this year I really need your help...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 6 years ago 419 reads 10 comments

  17. Patriots Enter Home Stretch Battered and Bruised, but Not Yet Dead

    When Tom Brady went down in the first quarter of the first game this season, the first question for Patriots fans was whether or not the team could still contend without their biggest star...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 6 years ago 164 reads 2 comments

  18. New England Patriots 2008 Three-Quarters Report

    I was going to write about the atrocity that took place on the field of Gillette Stadium on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but I couldn't write a sentence without vomiting in my own mouth...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about almost 6 years ago 518 reads 12 comments

  19. Patriots-Steelers: New England Must Beat Pittsburgh if They Are To Be Contenders

    When the 2008 NFL schedule came out in April and Tom Brady still had his left ACL intact, the thought of the Patriots going 16-0 for a second consecutive season did not seem out of the question...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about 6 years ago 1,604 reads 9 comments

  20. Patriots-Dolphins: Notes on The Taming of The Wildcat

    It was a must-win for the Patriots and thank Bill Belichick we have Matt Cassel. Holy crap, I never thought I'd type those words, but welcome to 2008. It still doesn't make me miss Tom Brady any less...

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  21. Patriots-Jets: Emailing with the Enemy, Part Deux

    Jets Community Leader Angel Navedo and Patriots Community Leader Mike Dussault had another email conversation this week to discuss Thursday’s battle for sole possession of first place in the AFC East...

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  22. New England Patriots 2008 Midpoint Roundtable Discussion

    The Patriots are now halfway through the 2008 season—a.k.a. "The Year without Brady"—and resident Pats writers Chris Radez, Ryan Burns, William Berry, and Mike Dussault held an email roundtable to discuss the season thus far...

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  23. Patriots-Bills: Emailing with the Enemy

    Though Bills fan Matt Schaefer and Patriots fan Mike Dussault are mortal enemies on the Sundays when their teams clash, they put down their fan-allegiances this week to have a calm ...

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  24. Patriots-Colts: Notes on a Win For The LOSers

    I can't recall the last time a Patriots loss, especially to the Colts, actually didn't hurt that much. Sure, I'm disappointed in Jabar Gaffney for dropping what would've been the go-ahead ...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about 6 years ago 175 reads 4 comments

  25. Patriots-Rams: Notes on a Fourth Quarter Comeback

    A win is a win and that's all you need to know about the NFL in 2008. For years we've heard Bill Belichick preach this mantra, that it's the National Football League and on any given Sunday any team can beat any team...

    Mike  Dussault Written by Mike Dussault about 6 years ago 493 reads 4 comments