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New England Patriots
The biggest criticism and prediction going against the New England Patriots headed into Super Bowl XLVI six months ago was that their defense couldn’t stop anybody. After finishing the regular season by allowing an average of 411 yards per game, finishing with the 31st ranked defense in the league, it was a valid argument.
But the game came and went, and it wasn’t the defense necessarily that lost the game for them. The much maligned Patriots defense held the Giants to only 21 points on 396 total yards, including 3 sacks on Eli Manning. Sure, they allowed the big drive at the end of the game that ultimately won it for the Giants, but had Wes Whelker been able to hang onto a pass that he catches 99 out of 100 times late in the game, New York never gets that opportunity.
It’s a game of inches as well as if’s and but’s, but New England looks to be better positioned this year than they did last year after the draft and free agency concluded. So for all of those predicting their demise ...
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MAKING A RUN AT HIM
The New England Patriots reportedly will sign Olympic sprinter Jeff Demps, who was a running back for the Florida Gators from 2008-11.
From London to New England.
That's the path Jeff Demps is taking as he transitions from US Olympic track star to NFL running back, according to multiple reports Friday.
Demps could sign with the New England Patriots as soon as Friday, one of his agents, Nohemy Baltodano, told NFL.com. ESPN also reported a deal is near with the Patriots for Demps, who won a silver medal at the...
Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch knows his best days are over.
Now, he's waiting to find out where he fits into the team's deep wide receiver corps.
He's competing for playing time with newcomers Brandon Lloyd, Jabar Gaffney and Donte' Stallworth and holdovers Wes Welker and Julian Edelman. Branch also might be fighting for a roster spot with New England (No...
The Boston Globe has hinted that Patriots running back Shane Vereen is gaining ground on projected starter Stevan Ridley.Fantasy Spin:Ridley has had trouble holding onto the ball in practice, allowing Vereen to see more first-team reps than he did during the first couple weeks of practice. Ridley was never a lock for the job so expect this back and forth running back battle to last...
The Patriots are in the midst of a 10-day span between games. However, their Monday night tilt with the Eagles will kick off a stretch of three games in 10 days.
This unusual schedule gives these practices heightened importance, as they represent the last extended period to install scheme and make evaluations from padded workouts.
The evaluations are especially important, as this...
Tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, along with new wide out Brandon Lloyd, returned to New England Patriots practice today after the trio missed multiple training sessions.
Per Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, who was at Gillette Stadium to witness today’s events, said, “The offense was buoyed by the return of Gronkowski, Hernandez and Lloyd. They were much crisper...
As part of the “Train Like An Astronaut” initiative, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy paid a visit to The Hall at Patriot Place, which is adjacent to Gillette Stadium, to spend some time with some kids. Since he was in the area, Cassidy stopped by Bill Belichick’s press conference on Thursday and his presence elicited some interesting information about [...]
Penn State quarterback Matt McGloin recently stated that he believes he shares a lot of similarities with Tom Brady, saying, "I don’t think we’re too far apart."
The trend of Bill Belichick picking up Florida Gators is continuing Friday. Jeff Demps – the Gators’ former speedster – decided to sign with the Patriots after much interest in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Demps will join his former teammates Jermaine Cunningham, Aaron Hernandez and Brandon Spikes in New England. The Patriots look to be Super Bowl contenders again after losing...
The trend of Bill Belichick picking up Florida Gators is continuing Friday. The Gators’ former speedster decided to sign with the Patriots after much interest in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Demps will join his former teammates Jermaine Cunningham and Brandon Spikes in New England. The Patriots look to be Super Bowl contenders again after losing to the Giants last year. Demps should...
Former Florida Gators running back and United States Olympic sprinter, Jeff Demps, has signed with the New England Patriots.Fantasy Spin:Demps wasn't picked in the Draft last April but he did show some NFL potential during his time at Florida, leading the Gators with six rushing touchdowns a season ago. He could get some chances as a kickoff/punt returner for the Pats, though...