1. Blacked Out during the Brown Rout: Week 3 Wrapup

    Late post this time, of course, but it comes with good reason. Our very own Vegas odds guru, the "spread eagle", is getting married soon and we just had his bachelor party in Las Vegas (who woulda guessed)...

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  2. Spread Eagle: Week 3 NFL Picks

    If there's been one resounding lesson I've learned over the past two weeks, it's that you need to trust your gut. Four different times in last week's picks column, I started writing my rationale ...

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  3. Joey Porter Speaks Out:Too Bad NFL Drug Tests Don't Check For Crazy Pills

    In a recent interview, Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter (who bolted a successful Steelers team to play for a Miami squad who went 1-15 in his first year) laid into Patriots QB Matt Cassel...

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  4. The Underdog Once Again: Week Two Wrap-Up

    It never gets old, does it? No matter the situation, no matter how many wins either team has accumulated prior to the game, it always feels good to beat the Jets. It feels even better to do it in the Meadowlands...

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  5. Spread Eagle: Week 2 NFL Picks

    What a devastating week it's been. Not only because our reigning NFL MVP went down a mere 8 minutes into the 2008 season and won't recover until 10 months from now, but because we're constantly reminded of it through the media...

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  6. 12 Reasons the New England Patriots Will Be Fine Without No. 12

    Over the past few years, quarterback has become the most important position on the football field. Clearly, losing Tom Brady is a serious setback for my beloved Pats, and they'll need a strong ...

    Matt's Pats Blog Written by Matt's Pats Blog about almost 6 years ago 771 reads 7 comments

  7. Matt Cassel Era Begins in New England: Week One Wrap-up

    After taking just 15 snaps in the 2008 regular season, Patriots QB Tom Brady was hit in the knee by Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard, a hit which many Pats fans are mistakenly calling "dirty...

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  8. Spread Eagle: Welcome to the 2008 Season / NFL Week 1 Picks

    It's been 214 days since the most talented team to ever play together in the NFL were beaten, bruised and completely shocked by an 11-point underdog to spoil the first perfect season the NFL would have seen in 35 years...

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  9. Pats Ink CB Deltha O'Neal

    The Patriots announced the signing of veteran CB Deltha O'Neal to help fill the void left when they released CB Fernando Bryant. O'Neal, a 9 year veteran, was signed to a 1-year contract after playing all of his career in Denver and Cincinnati...

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  10. John Lynch Gets Cut from the New England Patriots

    In yet another shocking move, the Patriots have released veteran S John Lynch after only two preseason games. The Pats brought Lynch in to help solve some of their injury problems at the safety position...

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  11. New England Patriots Axe WR Chad Jackson

    One day after their initial roster purge, the Pats have released WR Chad Jackson. The Patriots had traded up with Green Bay to grab Jackson in the second round of the 2006 draft (Green Bay used the Pats' pick to take WR Greg Jennings)...

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  12. Pats Drop CB Ferndando Bryant, Slew of Others

    In a shocking move, the Patriots released CB Fernando Bryant before the 53-man roster deadline. Bryant was penciled in as the top corner on the depth chart and started all four preseason games for the team...

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  13. Marcus Pollard Is Out, and Tyson DeVree Is In for the New England Patriots

    The Patriots have released TE Marcus Pollard today after an uninspired preseason. The move stresses the team’s confidence in TEs Benjamin Watson and David Thomas. To fill his roster spot, the team re-signed TE Tyson DeVree...

    Matt's Pats Blog Written by Matt's Pats Blog about 6 years ago 305 reads 1 comments

  14. John Lynch Joins Patriots at Safety

    After visiting for a workout earlier in the week, former Broncos safety John Lynch has signed with the Patriots. The signing comes shortly after S Tank Williams was placed on the IR...

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  15. New England Patriots' Key Preseason Battles

    As the 2008 season looms and the team prepares for another AFC East title, the Patriots have several positional battles to solve. The preseason is where those battles are fought and won...

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  16. Brett Favre Won't Improve the New York Jets

    Everyone has heard of the Brett Favre saga. After his reinstatement to the NFL, the Green Bay Packers traded the veteran QB to the New York Jets for a draft pick...

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  17. LaMont Jordan Signs with the New England Patriots

    The Pats added to their already-stacked running back corps by signing former Raider LaMont Jordan. Jordan, a 5'10", 230-pounder, runs with a very low center of gravity and looks to fill the "bruiser" role on offense...

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  18. New England Patriots Hand Out 8 Belichick-Offseason Awards

    The New England Patriots have a long-standing offseason awards program devised by Coach Belichick whose awards are given to certain players based on their off-season performance in ...

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  19. Nick Kaczur Pleads Guilty; Drug Charge on Hold

    Offensive lineman Nick Kaczur, who was arrested near the Canadian border with over 200 prescription pain killers, pled guilty to drug possession charges...

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  20. Rookie Signings: Four Done, Two To Go

    Rookies kick off training camp today, with veterans showing up Wednesday. At the start of camp, the Patriots have inked deals with four of their six draft picks - leaving only the top two players unsigned (LB Jerod May and CB Terrence Wheatley)...

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  21. Jason Taylor to the Redskins, no longer terrorizes the AFC East

    Although the Dolphins weren’t exactly a “contender” last season, Jason Taylor still lived in Tom Brady’s nightmares...

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  22. New England Patriots' Defensive Breakdown: Cornerback Is the Only Concern

    With the Patriots fielding one of the best offenses in NFL history once again, all eyes are focused on the defense. The loss of Asante Samuel will hinder the team’s plans greatly, but that doesn’t mean they will be a bad defense...

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  23. Patriots' Rookie Class Is Smart (Of Course)

    The Patriots have always been praised for their exceptional drafts (i.e. landing the likes of Asante Samuel in the 4th round, Tom Brady in the 6th round, and hidden gems like David Givens in the 7th round)...

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  24. Rodney Harrison Voted the Dirtiest Player In the NFL

    In a recent coaches poll, where coaches were advised not to vote for their own players, Patriots SS Rodney Harrison took home the gold in a fitting category: Dirtiest Player. 18 coaches responded to this question, and 11 of them picked Harrison...

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  25. New England Patriots News Brief: Wes Welker Calls the Shots

    Patriots' wide receiver Wes Welker, one of the most dangerous weapons on the Patriots' offense, was recently asked about the loss of Asante Samuel, one of the most dangerous defensive weapons in the NFL...

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