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New England Patriots
The Patriots have kept a ton of young players on the roster heading into the regular season, and that’s reason for concern for some New England fans. If the Patriots are supposed to be contenders again this year, it doesn’t make sense for them to look like a rebuilding team.
But the Patriots certainly aren’t rebuilding, and all that young talent doesn’t mean they’re off their stride compared to last year. In fact, the newcomers — whether they be in the receiving corps that was depleted coming into this season or on a defense that is only expected to get better — could be a sign that this team is on the upswing.
Let’s look at that and more in this week’s mailbag.
Do you think all the rookies mean we’ll see more vanilla concepts on defense for a while?
I actually think it will be the opposite on defense this season. In today’s NFL, there are basically 13 starters on defense — the 11 players who start in the base defense and the two that come onto the field in sub packages (
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The Patriots and Tom Brady are a high flying offense. If there's one QB in the league that can put up 7 TDs, its Tom.
After postings a record of 164-92 last season, I'm ready to breakthrough to 70% this season.
We've started off on the right foot by getting the Broncos game right.
Here's a look at Week 1.
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The New England Patriots head into the upcoming 2013 NFL regular season once again as one of the elite teams with arguably the best Super Bowl odds in the league after finishing on top in the AFC East for the fourth consecutive season and the seventh time in eight seasons. A strong finish to last season—9-1 in their final 10 contests—earned the Patriots a first-round bye in...
FOXBORO, Mass. – James Develin wasn’t gone for long.
The Patriots re-signed the fullback just two days after he was released from the team, according to Nick Underhill of MassLive.com. Develin was with the team throughout training camp and preseason. He was released Tuesday to make room for tight end Matthew Mulligan.
Develin played fullback and tight end with the Patriots this...
Authorities have surveillance footage that shows Aaron Hernandez and two men killed in a drive-by shooting in Boston last summer at the same establishment hours before they died according to multiple law enforcement sources with knowledge of the investigation.
The video one of the sources said is from a Boston nightclub. Prosecutors have not filed charges in the July 2012 double...
FOXBORO, Mass. — Despite practicing all week, it’s unlikely we see Rob Gronkowski this weekend against the Bills.
Gronkowski was listed as doubtful on the Patriots’ injury report. He was a limited participant with forearm and back injuries all week.
Danny Amendola was listed as probable with a groin injury. He was Wednesday and Thursday, but he was a full participant in...
The New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola has been under a microscope ever since signed with the team. Comparisons to Wes Welker and concerns over his injury history has the media constantly focused on the biggest offseason acquisition of the Patriots. However, for Amendola it has been the same questions over and over, he knows that the only way he can quiet those inquiries...
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Texas A&M star Johnny Manziel have very little in common. One is a Heisman Trophy winner and the other was relatively unknown in college. One makes things happen with his legs, while the other is one of the greatest pocket passers of all-time. And then, there’s the whole […]
Police have obtained video that shows former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez at a Boston club at the same time as two men who were shot and killed hours later according to a report by the Hartford Courant.
Daniel Abreu 29 and Safiro Furtado 28 were killed in their car in Boston's South End on July 16 2012. Police were searching for a gray SUV with Rhode Island...
Between Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck and Ryan Tannehill, New England's defense last season had its hands full trying to defend rookie quarterbacks.
They don't have to wait very long to see if that experience will pay off.
The Patriots will once again be tested by a first-year signal caller Sunday when Buffalo's EJ Manuel makes his debut in the season opener.
((HT: Hartford Courant/Wilson))
Just thought you hadn't heard enough of the Aaron Hernandez case...
We now have this...
According to the Courant's Jenny Wilson, Hernandez was in the same place as two victims the night they were shot back in July of 2012. Authorities have surveillance video showing Hernandez in the same nightclub as Daniel Abreu and Safiro Furtado...
As Aaron Hernandez remains at the Bristol County House of Corrections awaiting trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd, evidence continues to pile up that may result in him being charged for a separate 2012 double murder. According to the Hartford Courant, investigators have seized surveillance footage that shows Hernandez was with the two victims […]
Today, former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, pleaded not guilty on all of the charges related to his murder case. The arraignment was scheduled for this afternoon in Fall River Superior Court. The charges were brought in from the Odin Lloyd murder that happened in mid June.
Hernandez, 23, was coming off a stellar season for the Patriots that also granted him a brand new contract...
What is your biggest question mark for the Patriots heading into the 2013 season?
Raj: The Patriots do not look like a super bowl-contending team. With the departure of Wes Welker and Danny Woodhead, the injury to Rob Gronkowski, and the fiasco involving Aaron Hernandez, the Patriots have a lot of gaps in the offense. I don't see this offense as the potent offense...
BY SEAN DONOVANThough much has changed in the AFC East this offseason, the story pretty much stays the same. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are the heavy favorites to carry the division once again despite losing four of their top five receivers from a year ago.The Miami Dolphins have convinced few that they're serious contenders despite doling out hundreds of millions...