1. New England Patriots 2012 Position-by-Position Wrap-Up: Defensive Line

    This is part five of an eight-part series. The Baltimore Ravens performed the ultimate magic trick during the AFC Championship. They made a 350-pound man disappear. That was Vince Wilfork , a 2012 All-Pro that wreaked havoc all season long...

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  2. New England Patriots Position-by-Position Wrap-Up: Offensive Line

    This is part four of an eight-part series. The offensive line had to play without LT Matt Light for the first time in 11 years. They were without guard Brian Waters, a Pro Bowl selection in 2011...

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  3. New England Patriots Position-by-Position Review: Receivers/Tight Ends

    This is part three of an eight part series . Wes Welker had another big season. He tied for second in the NFL for receptions with 118. He gained 1,354 yards. He was selected to the Pro Bowl for the fifth time in his career...

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  4. New England Patriots 2012 Position-by-Position Wrap-Up: Running Backs

    Part Two of an eight part series. Is it possible to have a returning 1,200-yard rusher and still have questions about the running game? Stevan Ridley didn ’t disappoint in his first year as the Patriots lead back...

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  5. New England Patriots 2012 Position-by-Position Wrap-Up: Quarterbacks

    T his is part one of an eight-part series. Leave it to anonymity to give someone confidence. According to either a coach, a scout, or front office personnel, whose identity will ...

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  6. Boston Celtics Can Find Help from the D-League

    Boston was in no hurry to find a replacement for Darko Milicic after he left the team . The Celtics want to wait and see what they have in Courtney Lee, Avery Bradley, Jason Terry ...

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  7. Jeff Green's Energy: Boston Celtics Will Benefit from His Intensity

    Jeff Green might have played two of his best games of the season against New York and Miami. He scored a combined 20 points in those games. How? Watch as he bodied New York Knicks ’ Carmelo Anthony ...

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  8. Patriots Depth Living Up to “Next Man Up” Philosophy

    Seven offensive plays into the AFC Divisional Round Playoff Game against the Houston Texans , the Patriots ’ offensive game plan was shot. Danny Woodhead injured his thumb on the first play...

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  9. Boston Celtics: Jeff Green Turning the Corner Toward Consistency

    Jeff Green had just brought the TD Garden crowd to their feet with a pair of thunderous dunks. Phoenix called a time out and Green walked back to the Celtics bench...

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  10. Wes Welker, Unfazed by Pressure in 2012, Focused on Playoff Redemption

    Wes Welker cost the Patriots Super Bowl XLVI . What a completely incorrect and irresponsible opinion. Yes, Welker dropped that pass late in the game, but the pass could had been thrown better; QB Tom Brady would be the first person to say that...

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  11. Boston Celtics Want DeMarcus Cousins? a High-Risk/High-Reward Decision

    Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is rumored to be in hot pursuit of the Sacramento Kings ' DeMarcus Cousins. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein , Boston is one of a few teams interested in the mercurial center...

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  12. Wes Welker: Patriots Record-Breaker; Future NFL Hall of Famer?

    Jerry Rice had a bad two weeks. The NFL Hall of Famer , greatest receiver ever and current ESPN NFL analyst witnessed his name in the record books demoted three times...

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  13. Boston Celtics Should Pursue Jason Thompson in a Trade with the Sacramento Kings

    Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge has been patient since the Celtics released Darko Milicic in November. There was no need to panic and rush to find a replacement...

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  14. Patriots' Humiliating Loss to the 49ers Can Be Good for New England

    The San Francisco 49ers out-Patrioted the New England Patriots . They scored early. They scored often. They built a big lead. They squandered it. They made the late plays to regain the lead and held on to win...

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  15. Patriots Offensive Line Faces Toughest Challenge vs. Texans, 49ers Defenses

    After allowing just 15 sacks in 11 games, the dam ruptured under the Miami pass rush. Led by Dolphins OLB Cameron Wake, QB Tom Brady was sacked four times...

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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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