1. Why Andrew Luck's Supporting Cast Isn't as Bad as You Think

    No NFL team has undergone more extensive plastic surgery over the 2012 offseason than the Indianapolis Colts ...

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  2. Players Most Responsible for New England's Success or Failure in 2012

    The skill level is there, the diversity is there and the attitude is there. The New England Patriots look ready to rock and roll. Welcome to the calm before the storm...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 6,526 reads 20 comments

  3. 2012 New England Patriots: An Open Letter

    Dear New England Patriots , Year after year, your loyal fans enter the season believing you can win the Super Bowl. It doesn't even matter if you have a Super Bowl-caliber roster in place...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 4,257 reads 38 comments

  4. Randy Moss and the Most Overrated New England Patriots in Franchise History

    Is it possible to be simultaneously fantastic and overrated? Yes. Take Tony Romo , for example. Romo has a tremendous skill set, but he has a knack for collapsing in December. Plus, he has only has one playoff victory on his resume...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 9,380 reads 61 comments

  5. Early Projections for the New England Patriots' Final 53-Man Roster

    Look past the dynasty and the legacy. When you step back and look at the New England Patriots , what do you see? When you look at this current team, how do you feel? When you think ...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 13,358 reads 35 comments

  6. 10 Most Shocking Developments of the 2012 NFL Draft

    If you love football, then you know how empty the offseason can be. Come Sunday, you can barbecue all you want, but it won't really be Sunday without football. You'll be able to taste the lack of football in the meat...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 11,464 reads 24 comments

  7. Donald Stephenson to Team: Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis

    As far as athletic offensive tackles go, Oklahoma's Donald Stephenson is a steal. With a prolific 6'5" frame, Stephenson is 312 pounds of pure athletic aggression...

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  8. Should Wes Welker's Super Bowl Drop Affect His Contract Value with the Patriots?

    Wes Welker is almost guaranteed to deliver over 100 receptions and over 1,000 yards per season, not to mention the fact that he's a fan favorite around New England. He's also one of Tom Brady 's favorite targets...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 1,642 reads 19 comments

  9. Patriots 2012 Schedule: Power Ranking the Games from Easiest to Toughest

    There's only a sliver of time that separates Sunday afternoon and Monday night. And yet, in that brief period of time, everything in the football universe can change. A struggling team suddenly emerges as a contender...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 3,341 reads 16 comments

  10. 10 Keys for New England Patriots to Win the Super Bowl in 2012 Season

    A sign hangs in New England's locker room, which reads, "The battle is won before it's ever fought." For the last decade, the New England Patriots have honored that quote by doing their due diligence when it comes to preparation...

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  11. New England Patriots: 6 Players Who Deserve Long-Term Extensions

    Without these six players, the Patriots would be incomplete. Losing just one of them would send shockwaves through the fanbase. You'd stop in your tracks and struggle to envision a future without them...

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  12. 7 NFL Players Primed for Breakout Seasons in 2012

    Great players are hard to find. How hard? Well, think about this: There are 32 teams in the NFL , and those 32 teams have the finest 32 quarterbacks in the world. And yet, there are only about five elite quarterbacks in the league...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 1,203 reads 2 comments

  13. Patriots 2012: The Rise of Edelman, Woodhead and Lloyd

    Talent, poise and momentum are essential components of any championship run, but health is equally crucial. Since nobody can predict injuries, the issue of health often becomes a "we'll-cross-that-bridge-when-we-get-to-it type" of situation...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 2,129 reads 10 comments

  14. 6 Players That Tom Brady Would Most Love for the New England Patriots to Draft

    When a player is the 199th pick in the draft and he has a reputation for being slow, he isn't expected to lead his team to three Super Bowl victories before he turns 28...

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  15. New England Patriots: Analyzing the Pros and Cons of New England's Offseason

    The consistency of the New England Patriots ' system is what makes this team a contender every season. It's why every alteration they make is deliberately subtle...

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  16. Examining How Tim Tebow to Jets Impacts Patriots

    The New England Patriots have their offensive core in place. A fantastic quarterback leads a double tight end attack which is supported by a chain-mover in the slot and a newly-acquired wide receiver stretching the field...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 3,343 reads 25 comments

  17. 2012 NFL Free Agency: 6 Teams That Will Regret Their Signings

    If a team isn't getting better, they're getting worse. Every owner and coach throughout the NFL should keep that in mind during this intense period of shuffling, strengthening and rebuilding...

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  18. 8 Reasons Why Tim Tebow to the Patriots Is Worth Your Consideration

    My top priority is winning. When it comes to analyzing any potential acquisition for the Patriots , all I really care about is whether the guy can help us slaughter our competition and hoist the trophy...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 12,208 reads 24 comments

  19. Grading New England's Acquisition of Brandon Lloyd

    I'm glad the Patriots made a move. Signing Brandon Lloyd wasn't a "splash" in the frenzied sense of the term, but it was a serious acquisition that could turn out to be profound...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 9,493 reads 16 comments

  20. New England Patriots Free Agency: Examining Impact of Free Agency Frenzy

    In a few short blinks, New England Patriots fans watched a spectacular array of free agents evaporate into thin air...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 4,129 reads 20 comments

  21. Mike Wallace to Patriots: Why Ex-Steelers WR Would Look Good in New England

    For many Patriots fans, a double tight end offense combined with Wes Welker in the slot and Mike Wallace doing his cartoon roadrunner impression would be the realization of a powerhouse fantasy...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 4,649 reads 16 comments

  22. Rajon Rondo: Everything That's Wrong About Him Is Exactly What's Right About Him

    We faithfully stood by the Boston Celtics throughout Paul Pierce's dark years. And we proudly stood by the Bruins, too, even though they hadn't won the Stanley Cup since 1972...

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  23. Gauging the Flight Risk for the New England Patriots' 2012 Key Free Agents

    Winning as a team is about building shape, character and depth. No football team in the last decade has hit upon all of those cornerstones of success more than the New England Patriots ...

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  24. Do the Patriots Already Have the Secret Weapons to Win in 2012?

    Does a team need to make blockbuster moves in order to win a championship? The Boston Celtics made big moves in 2007 and won the NBA title, but the Miami Heat did the same thing ...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 5,905 reads 20 comments

  25. NFL Free Agency 2012: The Patriots Would Be Wise to Target Mike Wallace

    There's no magic elixir out there. When training camp starts, the New England Patriots will have their feet on the ground and their eyes staring up at the mountain they'll have to climb all over again...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 919 reads 4 comments