1. Projecting the Ceiling, Floor for New England Patriots in 2014

    In the egalitarian skyscraper that is the NFL , one man's ceiling is another man's floor. Under Bill Belichick 's tutelage, the New England Patriots have only inhabited the floors near the penthouse...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 8 months ago 12,042 reads 35 comments

  2. Fact or Fiction for the Patriots' Biggest Offseason Question Marks

    New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is not someone who likes questions, let alone question marks...

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  3. Winners and Losers of Patriots' Offseason So Far

    As the New England Patriots begin their mandatory minicamp experience Tuesday morning, the second half of the offseason will commence. In late July, 90 players will report to Foxborough for training camp...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 9 months ago 14,492 reads 30 comments

  4. Rounding Up the Latest New England Patriots Offseason Buzz

    As the offseason buzz surrounding the New England Patriots ' OTA sessions wears off, their minicamp (June 17-19) and the requisite hype will start to build...

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  5. New England Patriots Receiver Group Better Than the Sum of Its Parts

    With Tom Brady and Bill Belichick 's coaching staff receiving the lion's share of credit doled out by the media—rightly so, in some cases—over the past 13 years of success, the pass-catchers in New England tend to get short shrift...

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  6. 5 Bold (and Slightly Less Bold) Predictions for the 2014 New England Patriots

    After draft season and before the NFL preseason, there's "prediction season," where writers and fans yammer on about what they think will happen in the upcoming slate of games...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 9 months ago 23,306 reads 26 comments

  7. The 5 Biggest Issues Facing the New England Patriots with OTAs Wrapping Up

    As the New England Patriots wrap up their scheduled OTAs this week, a few potential issues with their 53-man roster stick out like a sore thumb. The defensive backfield—perhaps the best in the league on paper—certainly isn't one of them...

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  8. New England Patriots Who Have Turned Heads in Offseason Workouts

    The NFL preseason still lingers months away, but certain New England Patriots have already started to differentiate themselves from their peers during offseason workouts and practices...

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  9. How the New England Patriots Built the NFL's Best Secondary

    On the way to building the NFL 's best secondary, the New England Patriots had some false starts. Similar to Thomas Edison's adage about the light bulb, Patriots head coach ...

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  10. 5 Things We Learned from the New England Patriots' OTAs

    Trying to learn things from OTAs is like trying to understand a book when you only get to read the odd numbered pages and the author is actively trying to blur the lines between characters...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 9 months ago 11,241 reads 16 comments

  11. New England Patriots: Early Rookie Progress Reports

    All progress reports for the New England Patriots ' rookies should say "incomplete" at this point of the process, as the newly signed players have only completed a brief stint at rookie camp and a handful of OTAs...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 9 months ago 13,920 reads 13 comments

  12. New England Patriots: Players Whose Stock Is on the Rise After OTAs

    Last year at this time, Michael Jenkins, Zach Sudfeld and Donald Jones were the darlings of the OTA season for the New England Patriots ...

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  13. 5 Possible Secret Superstars for the Patriots in 2014

    Secret superstars are everywhere. These players might not get the credit, but they are integral to the success of the team. The football analytics website Pro Football Focus has done a series identifying its secret superstar for each team...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 9 months ago 12,303 reads 24 comments

  14. Early Predictions for New England Patriots' Most Valuable Players

    With the New England Patriots in the midst of OTAs, it is finally time to start thinking about actual football games, not just building a roster...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 9 months ago 10,957 reads 23 comments

  15. The Most Intriguing Rookie Storylines at Patriots' OTAs

    It's time for that "Welcome to the NFL " moment for the New England Patriots ' rookies. Organized team activities are quite different from rookie camp...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 9 months ago 12,505 reads 32 comments

  16. Patriots OTAs: Latest Player Reports and Analysis

    With the NFL draft in the books, all eyes turn to the next phase of the offseason as the New England Patriots meet for their first round of organized team activities . Bill Belichick will lead practice May 27, 29 and 30 this week...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 9 months ago 12,975 reads 18 comments

  17. How Big of an Impact Will Dominique Easley Make for the New England Patriots?

    With Tom Brady starting to peek over his shoulder and the New England Patriots defense on the precipice of greatness, first-round pick Dominique Easley's impact needs to be as sudden as Clint Eastwood and as deep as Morgan Freeman ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 17,837 reads 13 comments

  18. Assessing Every Patriots UDFA's Chances of Making the Roster

    The New England Patriots have long been a refuge for the castoff lots of undrafted free agents. Stephen Neal, Dan Connolly, Ryan Wendell, Kyle Love, Brandon Deaderick , Wes Welker ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 7,997 reads 14 comments

  19. Projecting Patriots' Most Heated Roster Battles This Offseason

    This July and August, the New England Patriots ' training camp will bear witness to some of the fiercest roster battles in the entire NFL ...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 11,901 reads 27 comments

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

    As the 2014 NFL draft concluded, Bill Belichick and the rest of the New England Patriots coaching staff immediately turned their focus to deciding how their new crop of draft ...

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  21. 5 2015 NFL Draft Prospects Patriots Fans Need to Know

    The ink has barely dried on all of the analysis of the New England Patriots ' 2014 NFL draft, but their scouts will have already begun preparations for the next batch of prospects...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 13,510 reads 12 comments

  22. What Offseason Decisions Are Next for Patriots with the Draft Complete

    The New England Patriots ' 2014 NFL draft is in the books, and Bill Belichick 's staff will be moving on to the next decisions that have to be made...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 12,866 reads 25 comments

  23. An In-Depth Look at Patriots' Most Intriguing Selection, Jimmy Garoppolo

    Jimmy Garoppolo not only has Tony Romo's shadow to contend with—they both played quarterback at Eastern Illinois—but he now has the monumental task of building a bridge to the post-Tom Brady era in New England ...

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  24. Patriots 2014 Draft: Aggregating Report Card Grades from Around the Web

    The New England Patriots have made their nine selections in the 2014 NFL draft. Now begins the lunacy of grading the freshly selected rookie classes before the ink has dried on the draft cards that bore their names...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 12,273 reads 10 comments

  25. Initial Post-Draft Depth Chart for the New England Patriots

    The 2014 NFL draft has concluded, and the New England Patriots now have nine rookies to fit into their reconfigured depth chart...

    James Christensen Written by James Christensen about 10 months ago 12,349 reads 39 comments