1. New England Patriots' Closing Drive Shows Another Side of the Running Game

    Imagine Keanu Reeves on the Patriots sideline talking to New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels : “Pop quiz. It’s your ball on the 20-yard line and there’s 8:28 left in the game...

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  2. Steve Gregory, the Surprise of New England's 2012 Free-Agent Class

    When the Patriots announced the signing of Cincinnati DT Jonathan Fanene , did you get excited about it? Were you curious to see how RB Joseph Addai’s veteran presence ...

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  3. Darko Milicic's Release: Great Timing for the Boston Celtics

    At least the Boston Celtics know now. Since they won their 17th NBA Championship, Boston’s season was repeatedly derailed by injuries to the center position, with failed attempts to fill the void...

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  4. Jermaine Cunningham Becoming an Impact Player for the Patriots

    Chandler Jones is a Rookie of the Year candidate. Rob Ninkovich is a game-changer with four forced fumbles. While the Patriots ’ starting defensive ends continue to draw the spotlight, their shadows blanket Jermaine Cunningham...

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  5. Patriots Versus Colts: The Beginning of a New Chapter in the Rivalry?

    The NFL is the most popular sport in the United States, but it’s the rivalries that truly stir the passions of the fans...

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  6. New England Patriots: League Leaders at Taking Chances with Players

    An arrest just days before the draft. A positive drug test, with rumors of multiple failures. Lack of maturity. These are not details or traits NFL teams want associated with potential players...

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  7. Pete Cronan: New England Patriots' Silent Snap Count Breakdown

    You probably noticed it. It’s hard to miss. The Patriots are on the road and the offense is in shotgun formation. After QB Tom Brady makes his audibles, he lifts his lead leg, asking for the ball...

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  8. Chandler Jones vs. Bruce Irvin: Who's the Better Fit for New England Patriots?

    I was like a kid asking for the same gift every Christmas, only to be disappointed when Santa didn ’t come through year after year. All I wanted was a pass rusher that can get to the quarterback in under three seconds...

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  9. Ridley, Bolden Making Believers of the Patriots Running Game

    It shouldn ’t be a surprise. Paced by Brandon Bolden and Stevan Ridley , the Patriots gained 247 yards on the ground as both eclipsed 100 yards on the afternoon...

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  10. New England Patriots LBs Mayo, Spikes, Hightower Leading Defensive Turnaround

    At the heart of a great Bill Belichick defense has always been the linebackers. He coached formidable units as the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants (Lawrence Taylor, ...

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  11. Troy Brown Salute: Newest Patriots Hall of Fame Inductee

    With an eight-yard reception in the fourth quarter, WR Wes Welker tied WR Troy Brown for the New England Patriots' all-time record for receptions. By Sunday afternoon, Welker will be in sole possession of the record...

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  12. New England Patriots 2012: Who Is the One Player Who Will Make the Difference?

    The New England Patriots were one player away from winning Super Bowl XLVI. Distilling the loss to the New York Giants down to one play is too simplistic. One drop by WR Wes Welker isn’t the only reason the Patriots lost the game...

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  13. NFL 2012: Experience Is Overrated for the New England Patriots' Defense

    Eleven years. Thank you for your services. Seven years. Happy trails. Eleven years. Nice working with ya. Take a good look at the 2012 New England Patriots and what do you see? A lot less gray and even less chest hair...

    Randolph Charlotin Written by Randolph Charlotin about almost 2 years ago 1,968 reads 7 comments

  14. Patriots Should Try Switching Marcus Cannon from Right Tackle to Right Guard

    [ Marcus Cannon ] has the pure mass that may be best suited for the interior. - Nolan Nawrocki , Pro Football Weekly draft analyst, Pro Football Weekly 2011 Draft Guide (h/t Kevin Fishbain) I’m open to the suggestion...

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  15. Patriots' Danny Aiken Has to Fine Tune His Long Snapping

    It’s just a snap. All Danny Aiken has to do is whip a football between his legs about 10-12 times a game. What’s the big deal? Don’t tell that to Bill Belichick ...

    Randolph Charlotin Written by Randolph Charlotin about almost 2 years ago 1,156 reads 1 comments

  16. Justin Francis, Marcus Forston: New England Patriots Practice Squad Hopefuls

    Maybe the second game of the preseason didn’t mean much to the viewing public. The Philadelphia Eagles played most of their starters for three quarters while New England ...

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  17. Eagles at Patriots: Hours Before Kickoff Preseason Game 2 Preview

    I might be wrong about Nate Ebner. He might actually be a football player. Last week, Ebner, a “safety” (because “special teamer” isn’t an official ...

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  18. New England Patriots: Ryan Mallett Is Showing No Signs of Development

    It can be said that Ryan Mallett ’s name fits him, for the right and wrong reason. Watch the velocity he throws the ball with and you’d think, “Man! He throws the ...

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  19. Saints vs. Patriots: Hours Before Kickoff Preseason Game 1 Preview

    All the New England Patriots have to do is replace 20 sacks. That shouldn’t be hard, right? After years of saying sacks are overrated, it seems like head coach Bill Belichick ...

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  20. Alphonzo Dennard Working Hard to Seize Golden Opportunity with the Patriots

    Alfonzo Dennard doesn’t want to screw this up. It was perfectly set up, and Dennard blew it. He cost himself a lot of money yet still fell into an almost perfect situation...

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  21. Patriots Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia Responsible for Defense Turnaround

    The bad news is the 2012 New England Patriots defense could be worse. The good news is they can’t get much worse. Last year the Patriots defense was ranked 31st overall (31st against the pass, 17th against the run)...

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  22. "The Tony Conigliaro Story" Book Interview with Author Bruce Fitzpatrick

    Tony Conigliaro had everything to become an all-time great Major League Baseball player. He was a local kid from Revere, Massachusetts with natural talented, confident, fearless...

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  23. New England Patriots Will Run the Ball More with Josh McDaniels Calling Plays

    Josh McDaniels is back with the New England Patriots as offensive coordinator. With McDaniels calling the plays in 2007 and quarterback Tom Brady the triggerman, Brady broke the record for passing touchdowns in a season with 50...

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  24. Celtics Reloaded: One Way to Keep Boston a Contender Next Year and Beyond

    Imagine what the moment after the Boston Celtics lost game seven of the Eastern Conference Finals might had looked like behind the scenes: Waiting in the locker room were Jeff Green, Chris Wilcox, Jermaine O’Neal, and Avery Bradley...

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  25. Illinois Program Bodes Well for the Future of Patriots' Tavon Wilson

    Just as rookie minicamp got underway, defensive back Tavon Wilson —a second-round pick out of Illinois—signed his rookie contract for four years and $4.2 million...

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