Found May 23, 2013 on The Penalty Flag:
Let me start this off by saying that I’m not a New England Patriots fan. This isn’t a homer drooling over one of my favorite team’s player, but I’m enough of a football fan to admit Rob Gronkowski might be one of the special ones. The Gronk in his short career has developed quite a resume to make a surprising case for induction. You may proceed to throw tomatoes at me at any moment, but at least let me make my case for why he deserves to be in the hall now... Read more
  • Are you serious he's not even close..
  • I am a "homer" being a Pat fan since 1960 but, no, Gronk is not a HOFer as yet. If he can continue what he has accomplished yes but until that is the caee!

Brandon Spikes likely done in New England after this season

Tom Curran of believes that it’s pretty obvious that linebacker Brandon Spikes will be playing his final season with the Patriots in 2013. The writing on the wall is becoming more legible when it comes to Brandon Spikes. Despite the fact he is the best purveyor of on-field nasty the Patriots have, Spikes’ distaste for the Patriots expectations of how to get ready for...

Dennis & Callahan talk with Tom Brady (by WEEIVideo)

Dennis & Callahan talk with Tom Brady (by WEEIVideo)

Andrew Luck…meet Tom Brady. 

Andrew Luck…meet Tom Brady. 

New England Patriots News from Around the Web: Daily Links for May 22, 2013

WEEI Aqib Talib: "I Wanted To Be Back" Mike Petraglia of WEEI reports that Aqib Talib is happy to be back and had always wanted to stay with the Pats   NESN Aaron Dobson's Nice Catch in Traffic Down Sideline Among Highlights of Patriots' Second Day of OTAs Rookie Aaron Dobson impressed coaches yesterday during OTAs by making a nice catch and looks comfortable with...

"When the Patriots put two or more receivers on the field, Ridley faced eight or more men in the box..."

“When the Patriots put two or more receivers on the field, Ridley faced eight or more men in...

New England Patriots Offensive Line Projected Best in 2013-2014

Rotoworld recently put together their projected list of best offensive lines in the NFL for the upcoming season using rankings from Pro Football Focus and Football Outsiders, and the New England Patriots have been given the #1 spot. The Pats o-line has five returning starters and a potentially better right guard in Marcus Cannon replacing incumbent Dan Connolly for next year, so...

Tom Brady Says He No Longer Gets ‘Caught Up in Anger and Frustration and Disappointment’ Over Patriots’ Decisions

It’s easy for Patriots fans to imagine Tom Brady being irked when longtime friend and productive teammate Wes Welker signed with the Broncos this offseason after the Patriots failed to give much of a chase. But heading into his 14th year in the league, Brady has seen his share of personnel moves, and — like any good quarterback looking down the field — he’s adjusted his approach...

The Patriots love for Rutgers players is getting borderline creepy

Ok, now this is getting a little bit weird. It started off as kind of a joke when the Patriots drafted Rutgers corner back Logan Ryan in the fourth round this year. Oh boy, three total Rutgers grads on New England! Then the Patriots reached later in the fourth round to draft Rutgers safety Duron Harmon. A player who was thought by many to maybe even be an undrafted free-agent....

Breaking Down the Tom Brady Replacement Plan

Breaking Down the Tom Brady Replacement Plan : Thursday B/R column is up, taking a look at putting...

Film Study: NFL Films' Greg Cosell breaks down Patriots' draft class - Extra Points -

Film Study: NFL Films' Greg Cosell breaks down Patriots' draft class - Extra Points -

Vince Wilfork Still Has Deep Passion for Football, Which Just Continues to Make Patriots Teammates Better

FOXBORO, Mass. — During his keynote address at a sports medicine symposium earlier this month, Bill Belichick highlighted a few key traits that he looks for in players. Work ethic, accountability and dedication all made the list, but, above all, he focused on a player’s passion and love of the game. All the while, Vince Wilfork must have been on the top of Belichick’s mind...

Tom Brady talks about Welker, Amendola, Gronk and his Derby celebration

Watch this at WEEI Tom Brady on WEEI is always a must listen for me. He's been on that show for so long that he usually can get pretty candid on the show. Dennis and Callahan is always a never listen for me, except when Brady's on. Some of the more interesting things he goes into is how he says that comparing Danny Amendola to Wes Welker is unfair. He also goes into the...

Jags sign Jeremy Ebert, waive Jeris Pendleton

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) The Jaguars have signed first-year receiver Jeremy Ebert and waived defensive tackle Jeris Pendleton. Ebert was a seventh-round draft pick by New England Patriots in 2012. He also spent time on Philadelphia's practice squad last season. He re-signed with the Patriots on Jan. 21 and was waived April 29. Ebert had 173 receptions for 2,400 yards and 21 touchdowns...

Doug's Digs, 10th Edition: It's Just Not Fair!

Let's not forget that Kyle Love had 5.5 sacks with the New England Patriots... that's five and a half... in three years! The Patriots clearly needed to get better on pass defense. I don't see the controversy.But Mr. Love seems to think he is being treated "like a rookie." Well maybe he should take a look around. Elvis Dumervil got the shaft from Denver for a...

Amendola not worried about Welker comparisons

All season long, New England Patriots receiver Danny Amendola will be compared to the guy he replaced in Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker. But for now, Amendola is trying to put that aside."That's not something I need to worry about," he said Tuesday, via ESPN Boston. "I'm worried about the playbook and getting the routes down and getting on the same page...
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