Found September 20, 2013 on Patriots Life:
The Patriots are currently 2-0 but the record is somewhat misleading. The offense led by former MVP Tom Brady, isn't as dominant as it once was. The running game isn't as strong as most people would have thought it would be going into this season and there are many question marks in the aerial attack. With Brady's favorite targets Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski out with injury, the three rookie receivers, Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce, have been lookedupon to step up and push the offense. Nine year Patriot lineman Logan Mankins, can relate to the rookies because he was looked upon as a rookie to come right in and make an impact. There is no question that the rookies have loads of potential but they haven't had the time to grow under Belichick's offense. “I was a young guy like them thrown into the fire as a rookie,” the 31-year-old elder statesman of the Patriots offensive line said yesterday. “There were things I didn’t...

Tom Brady has an impressive streak going

According to ESPN,  Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has thrown a touchdown pass in each of the past 50 games. Tom Brady has thrown a TD pass in 50 straight games, 2nd longest streak in NFL HISTORY!! — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 21, 2013 Saints quarterback Drew Brees currently holds the record with 54 straight games with a touchdown pass.  He set the mark back in October...

Tom Brady is a Wrecking Ball (Video)

A fan in Pittsburgh was apparently crying in his Iron City brewski over the Steelers 0-2 start when he became inspired to mock longtime rival New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. And what better place to voice your frustrations than the internet. Be warned, Patriots Lifer's: Once seen it can never be unseen. @TheGuruGS

Tom Brady: Darrelle Revis is the best corner I’ve ever faced

As Tom Brady and the New England Patriots prepare to face off against the Buccaneers this weekend, there’s one familiar face on the other side of the ball that they’ve seen enough of over the past several years.  That face belongs to cornerback Darrelle Revis who faced off against Brady twice year for most of his career. Brady told that Revis is the best corner...

Tom Brady Personally Texting Deion Branch and Brandon Lloyd to Come Back

Tommy Uggs isn’t too pleased with his young wide receivers, so he wants his older ones back. What @MikeSilver & I are reporting: Tom Brady himself has been calling & texting Deion Branch and Brandon Lloyd, gauging their availability — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 22, 2013 Deion Branch has told Tom Brady he's ready whenever, hanging in Kentucky. Brandon Lloyd...

Report: Brady called Branch, Lloyd to check on availability

The Patriots’ passing game has been disappointing so far this season, and Tom Brady is personally taking steps to correct that. Brady has been calling and texting former Patriots wide receivers Deion Branch and Brandon Lloyd, checking on their availability and readiness to play, according to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Mike Silver. Branch has responded to Brady, telling...

New England Patriots: 2013 Week 3 NFL Power Rankings (#6)

Last week: 3 Tom Brady completed under 50% of his passes in a game last week for the first time since 2009 and it took a perfect storm for that to happen. It was a combination of the worst receiving corps he’s ever worked with, a Thursday Night game, and terrible weather. The good news is the Patriots don’t play any more Thursday Night Games and that terrible weather won’t...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New England Patriots: 2013 Week 3 NFL Pick

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (0-2) at New England Patriots (2-0) Tom Brady completed under 50% of his passes in a game last week for the first time since 2009 and it took a perfect storm for that to happen. It was a combination of the worst receiving corps he’s ever worked with, a Thursday Night game, and terrible weather. Two of those situations will be gone this week as the Patriots...

Match-Up Mania: Aaron Dobson Vs. The Ball

Can Tom Brady get his rookie targets to listen to him? How did you feel about your New England Patriots last week at this time? How did Aaron Dobson feel? The Patriots, uhhh, beat the Jets last Thursday in a thoroughly futile football performance and fans and players alike were disappointed in the 2-0 club. The most optimistic take I had was that it couldn’t get worse than a 13...

Patriots-Buccaneers Live: Tom Brady, Rookie Wide Recievers Must Get on Same Page to Top Tough Tampa Bay Defense

8 a.m. ET: Typically, a matchup between 2-0 and 0-2 teams would suggest a blowout. But the Patriots-Buccaneers game might closer than some would imagine. Tampa Bay has top-tier players throughout their roster, especially on defense. Gerald McCoy, Lavonte David and Darrelle Revis highlight the unit, but Adrian Clayborn, Mark Barron, Dashon Goldson and Mason Foster are also high-quality...

Buffalo Bills at New York Jets: 2013 Week 3 NFL Pick

Buffalo Bills (1-1) at New York Jets (1-1) It’s really early, but the Jets have the best defense in the NFL, by far, in terms of preventing their opponent from moving the chains. They’ve allowed just 51.2% of first and 10s to be converted for a subsequent first down. Getting Tampa Bay week 1 and then a Thursday Night Game in the rain week 2 definitely helps, but you have to be...

How the New England Patriots Benefitted From an Easy Schedule

To say that the New England Patriots had more than their share of challenges to overcome during the offseason would be an enormous understatement. How many teams could withstand the loss of their two top tight ends, as well as the bulk of their receiving department? Not very many... but this is no ordinary team.It all starts and ends with quarterback, Tom Brady. He is the heart and...

Five Fantasy Football Players to Buy Low Right Now

Week 2 in the books. If you’re 2-0, good for you. If you’re 0-2, there’s still time. Don’t lose hope. The success of a Fantasy Football season is made or broken by the addition of players during the season. There’s not much on the waiver wire so you may have to make a trade. Trading is a science. It’s not only about putting together a deal that benefits you, it’s about...

New York Jets Secondary Grade Sheet – Week Two

After a mixed bunch of grades in the secondary from the New York Jets’ Week One performance versus the Buccaneers, there plenty to keep an eye out for when the Jets squared off with Tom Brady and the Patriots last Thursday. The Pats entered the game with an extremely depleted group of pass catchers due to injuries sidelining Danny Amendola, Rob Gronkowski, and Zach Sudfeld. ...

Keep Football Weird: 5 Unexpected Oddities from the NFL

I’ve been living south of the border in Portland since December. One of the common phrases in town is “Keep Portland Weird.” It’s all over bumper stickers and has been the main reason the show Portlandia has blossomed into a hit. And if you don’t know what I’m talking about, put it on your bucket list to visit the Portland Saturday Market sometime. It’s…lovely…...

2013 Fantasy Football, Week 3 Start/Sit

Source: Ron Antonelli/Getty Images North America; Source: Patrick Smith/Getty Images North America Below are players that I have ranked much differently than the expert consensus ranking (ECR) over on I focus on players that are actually guys that you might be debating about whether to start or sit. For example, I have Randall Cobb ranked 14th at WR, which is quite...
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