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FOXBORO, Mass. — With weather in New England creeping down into the 20′s as winter slowly begins to settle in, a trip to warm and sunny Hawaii would be a welcome change for some. But not for Jerod Mayo, not yet at least.
Mayo, who is arguably in the middle of his best season as a pro, is currently atop the Pro Bowl voting for AFC middle linebackers and will likely be named to his second Pro Bowl come February. But the Patriots’ all-star linebacker said on Thursday that he doesn’t even keep up with voting or where his name might fall on that list.
“I haven’t seen the All-Star voting,” an energized Mayo shouted with a few laughs. “You know what, I really don’t even watch TV like that.”
Television or not, Mayo should know that his performance on the field is at least warranting some Pro Bowl consideration. He currently leads the NFL with 112 tackles on the season, and three forced fumbles — along with a pair of sacks and an interception to help round out the old resume.
Still, Mayo won’
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New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was
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the New York Jets, while tight end Aaron Hernandez and wide receivers Wes
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In this social media age, NEWS and ODDITIES are all around you and at your fingertips. With a tap of your smartphone, you can find out what your favorite athlete or celeb is doing and thinking. Some things make you SCRATCH your head or say HMM.
The members of the New England Patriots are no different, they are quite in tune with the Twitter Machine.
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TB12 Stands Tall In SI’s Football’s Greatest, But Maybe TOO Tall
Patriots QB Tom Brady is enjoying a NFL MVP worthy season in 2012 thus far. In 11 games, he has a QB rating of 105.2 with 3,299 yards, 24 touchdowns and only THREE measly interceptions. If he continues at this pace, he is a shoe in for the league’s Most Valuable Player.
But we all know that TB12 is TEAM first...
From the onset of training camp, the New England Patriots offensive line has been a work in progress, a mix of experience and youth that led to a handful of questions.
There's still uncertainty surrounding who's playing which position each week, but there's little doubt remaining about the level of protection provided to the quarterback.
After surrendering 12 sacks...
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Patriots Friday Q & A! Ask me anything!
Remember that Logan Mankins guy? The pro bowl left guard? The guy that's been very limited due to injuries so far this year?Yeah, he's still not coming back this week.However, some other notable Patriots returned to the practice field.CSNNE:Both tackle Sebastian Vollmer and guard Dan Connolly were back on the grass practice field at Gillette Stadium during the media portion...
Wes Welker has had a successful run in a Patriots uniform, but it’s no guarantee that he’ll be back in New England next season.
In fact, The Boston Globe’s Greg Bedard thinks this will be Welker’s final campaign in a Pats uniform. The team placed the franchise tag on the wide receiver prior to the season, and the two sides might not be able to work out a new deal after this...
1. I think McCourty has solidified himself as a long term piece of the puzzle at safety so I...
FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots secondary has looked much improved over the past few weeks. And while the play of Aqib Talib and Devin McCourty is receiving plenty of attention, Patrick Chung’s star isn’t shining quite as bright as it once did.
Chung, who missed four games with a shoulder injury earlier in the season, returned to the field against the Jets on Thursday night...
FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots have been a dominant road team for over a decade now. But while most teams tend to roll over when Tom Brady and the Patriots come to town, the annual trip to Miami continues to be daunting.
Over the course of the long-standing series, the Dolphins hold a staggering advantage when the Patriots take their talents to South Beach. The Patriots are just...
Logan Mankins will be out once again this Sunday for the Patriots.
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Bill Belichick and the Patriots created Spygate. The New Orleans Saints created Bountygate. This week, The Sporting News’ David Whitley created Tattoogate.
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Perhaps thats why Miami center Mike Pouncey played it coy on Wednesday when asked to expound upon having last month compared Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Patriots star.
I said that? Pouncey said before laughing. You sure? That a rookie reminded...