1. New England Patriots: Defense a Success in Week 1 Win over Miami Dolphins

    Chad Henne threw for 416 yards. Brandon Marshall had over 100 receiving yards. The Miami Dolphins converted four of five fourth downs...

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  2. Deion Branch: Still a Potent Weapon in New England Patriots Passing Game

    Cut weekend has, for the most part, come and gone in New England, and as is often the case, there were notable names among the players not worthy of a spot on the 53-man roster...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 3 years ago 1,039 reads 3 comments

  3. Chad Ochocinco's Roller Coaster Preseason Has WR Struggling to Make Impact

    He came in amid excitement, a buzz that hadn't been felt around Foxboro in a few years. The preseason is poised to end with a whimper for Chad Ochocinco , complete with drops, insecurity and a complete sense of confusion...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 3 years ago 2,273 reads 11 comments

  4. New England Patriots: Tight Ends the Key to Vaunted Offense

    Tom Brady dropped back into the pocket, eyes downfield, unconcerned about the four Tampa Bay Buccaneers driving towards him. He knew he had Aaron Hernandez running up the seam, and his throw to the second-year tight end reflected that confidence...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 3 years ago 1,053 reads 0 comments

  5. New England Patriots: Safety Emerges as Question Mark in Foxboro

    No team is perfect. Whether on paper or on the field, no team can be strong at every position offensively and defensively. This New England Patriots team comes close, though. Quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, offensive line...

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  6. New England Patriots: Frantic Offseason Puts a Good Defense in Foxboro

    We've seen this Bill Belichick before. This is Angry Bill. Angry Bill gets angry because he sees his team fail repeatedly in one area and lose football games as a result, immune to X's and O's, handicapped by a lack of talent on the field...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 3 years ago 4,973 reads 6 comments

  7. New England Patriots: How Albert Haynesworth Could Be Cure for Lack of Pass Rush

    It was a shocking move, to say the least. An abrupt shift in character and departure from the routine. It's difficult to come up with an exaggerated take on the trade that brought ...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 3 years ago 1,410 reads 2 comments

  8. New England Patriots: 5 Situations to Be Settled Once Lockout Ends

    This time, it seems to be true. The lockout is about to end. The owners are on board. On Monday, the players are expected to be too. Go ahead and ring the bells. Football is coming back...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 3 years ago 778 reads 2 comments

  9. New England Patriots: Fans Should Hope Randy Moss Heads to Jets

    The signs throughout the past week have indicated that the NFL is moving toward an end to the lockout, and Joel Segal isn't wasting time taking advantage ...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 3 years ago 1,164 reads 5 comments

  10. New England Patriots: Ty Law Wants Back, and Patriots Should Listen

    When teams and players separate, the image that is often drawn up is that of the team closing the door on the player. Thanks for your work here, and good luck wherever you go. But you're not coming back...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about 3 years ago 3,106 reads 1 comments

  11. New England Patriots: Do Pats Need an Upgrade at the Receiver Position?

    What a difference a year can make. Not even a year. In this case, it's half a year. It's the two seasons between the snows of December and the heat of June, aka Lockout Central...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 3 years ago 4,326 reads 31 comments

  12. Tom Brady: 5 Teammates He Made Better in His New England Patriots Career

    The statistics tell the story of Tom Brady 's success as the starting quarterback of the New England Patriots . So do the Super Bowl rings—and the mega contract he signed before this year...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 3 years ago 2,603 reads 1 comments

  13. Tom Brady: Setting a Realistic Window for the Remainder of His NFL Career

    The New England Patriots ' loss in last year's divisional round of the AFC playoffs was painful enough without the calendar having to get involved...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 3 years ago 2,544 reads 18 comments

  14. New England Patriots: Kevin Faulk Impressing in Offseason

    There's no way to know what the future—and it could be a short one—holds for Kevin Faulk . He's 35 years old. His ACL was rebuilt less than a year ago. He might be part of the New England Patriots ' plans...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 3 years ago 945 reads 1 comments

  15. New England Patriots: 5 Players to Watch Next Season

    Even in a lockout, the 2011 NFL season looms large. Obviously, all teams have playoff aspirations in May...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 3 years ago 2,225 reads 11 comments

  16. New England Patriots: Running Backs Looking at Overhaul

    The Patriots said hello to many new faces in the running back corps on draft day. They didn’t say goodbye to the ones already there, but in essence, that’s what they were doing...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 3 years ago 7,256 reads 10 comments

  17. New England Patriots: Once-Maligned Secondary Improves to Team Strength

    There could be a changing of the guard in the AFC East, and it could be coming quickly. Since Rex Ryan took over as New York Jets head coach in 2009, Gang Green has trotted out elite secondaries...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 3 years ago 1,222 reads 13 comments

  18. LeBron James: Polarizing Miami Heat Star on a Mission in NBA Playoffs

    It was a look of focus and determination—not the traits associated with late-game LeBron James. But there it was—just over 40 seconds were left in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference ...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 3 years ago 362 reads 2 comments

  19. Jermaine Cunningham: Second-Year Player Could Be New England Patriots' Key

    Days one, two and three saw the NFL draft. The days since have seen the questions come rolling in. Why didn't the New England Patriots take a pass rusher? How are they going to ...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 3 years ago 3,209 reads 3 comments

  20. 2011 NFL Draft: New England Patriots Don't Address Top Need

    I have nothing against Ras-I Dowling. Same goes for Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley and Ryan Mallett. It's therefore not personal when I say that their selections make it impossible ...

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  21. 25 Most Hilarious One-Liners in NFL History

    An appealing trait of football is that its past remains as significant as its present. NFL Films is the embodiment of that trait. There is a draw to looking back at how the game was as there is to analyzing what it's like today...

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  22. 2011 Stanley Cup Playoffs: With Game 5 Loss, the Philadelphia Flyers Are Done

    Move over, Kate Smith. Make room for the fat lady. Tell her to limber up those vocal chords, too. Because the Philadelphia Flyers are done. There will be no magical trip to the Stanley Cup Finals this year...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 3 years ago 1,472 reads 27 comments

  23. Randy Moss: With WR's Skills Gone, New England Patriots' Interest Should Be Too

    The story's always been the same for Randy Moss . But even the classics can undergo revisions. For years, essentially his whole career, Moss's pros and cons have been the same...

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  24. 2011 NFL Draft: NE Patriots Need to Act for the Present, Rather Than the Future

    One quick look, and the New England Patriots seem to have it made. Sparkling 14-2 record, defending NFL MVP Tom Brady at quarterback and reigning Coach of the Year Bill Belichick on the sideline...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 3 years ago 486 reads 7 comments

  25. Manny Ramirez Retirement: Rays OF's Second Offense May Leave Permanent Stain

    We're still waiting for the details to come out, but what we know may be enough. Manny Ramirez , the greatest right-handed hitter of our generation, got caught . Drug policy violation...

    Drew Bonifant Written by Drew Bonifant about over 3 years ago 94 reads 0 comments