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New England Patriots
Spikes' nose for the ball was key to the Patriots' win over Dallas
A decade ago, Drew Bledsoe went down in week two and a new era began in Foxboro. When Jerod Mayo sprained his MCL against San Diego in week two this season, sure enough, a key player emerged, and his name is Brandon Spikes. Although Spikes made a name for himself with a strong rookie year, he struggled to get on the field early this season and appeared to be yet another promising talent who couldn’t live up to Bill Belichick’s standards of preparation and conuct. Over the past several weeks, we have witnessed a rejuvenated and improved Brandon Spikes, who is poised to become one of the top outside linebackers in the league.
The Patriots’ defense couldn’t have stopped a sloth on third and four in the first few weeks of the season, but things have begun to change. Spikes has been the driving force behind this shift, as he is the only healthy linebacker on this team that can blow up gaps and chase down runni...
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Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis has a cool nickname that is a big hit with the public. Who can argue with Law Firm being one of the best monikers? Yet he doesn’t always display a similarly flashy or noteworthy personality in public.
What he does is provide glimpses. Like today… this was great.
Coming off the bye, nursing a toe injury, health was on the docket for reporters...
Before this weekend, BiBi Jones was known for her work as a porn star for Digital Playground. Now, she is known across New England as the woman who posed with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for pictures that were posted on Twitter. The pictures have been the source of much discussion -- Will Gronkowski get in trouble with coach Bill Belichick? Will his Twitter account be shut...
There was a familiar face in the locker room today, a defensive back I knew looked familiar. I just couldn’t place him.
Turns out, it was former seventh round pick Malcolm Williams, an ex-TCU product who was cut during camp. Now, he’s back on the practice squad. That means we say goodbye to Josh Victorian, but the way it’s going, it could be reversed any day. Actually, Williams...
FOXBOROUGH - Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes isn’t hard to spot on the field. After a play, he is the guy hopping around while his dreads flop against his helmet.
Good thing the players are returning to Gillette Stadium today to begin preparations on the Steelers for this Sunday. Because I’m running out of videos. Before we get some fresh ones today, let’s get to one more from the bye week. Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about the in-depth process of advance scouting that takes place during the off-week, and he ended up offering...
There was a healthy slate of football games across America on Sunday, but for the Patriots, it meant another day of rest. So is life during the bye week of an NFL team. Yet, the Pats get back to work on Tuesday when they turn their focus toward the Steelers who will be waiting for New England to continue its push toward the playoffs. The Patriots spent their bye weeks getting reconnected...
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We may have a new favorite “character” in the NFL cult of personalities. That would be New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. You might know him from his previous hit “tweeting supermodel Kate Upton a shirtless picture of himself with a large phallic symbol.”
But a week off from the 2011 season, gave him a chance to show us he’s no one-hit wonder.
The Bills are going to keep playing C.J. Spiller at wide receiver. If the season ended today, the Dolphins would be in position to draft Andrew Luck. Patriots LB Brandon Spikes has given himself more reasons to celebrate of late. The flu wasn’t going to be enough to keep Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson from playing…