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New England Patriots
While their 5-3 record indicates the Patriots have some holes, this team could very well be 8-0 if not for a few fourth-quarter lapses.
As the offense continues to put up huge numbers, the defense has had its moments of brilliance and embarrassment.
After dedicating six draft choices to the defense, the results have been mixed.
First-rounders Chandler Jones and Dont’a Hightower have been as advertised, with both players demonstrating the physical skills and motor necessary to being future Pro Bowlers.
Tavon Wilson, a surprise second-round choice, has displayed a knack for making plays (three interceptions), but has also given up his share of big plays.
Although the pass defense continues to plague this team, the run defense has been sensational due to the emergence of Brandon Spikes and the consistency of former first-rounder Jerod Mayo.
Through eight games, the Patriots have the league’s stingiest run defense, surrendering a league-low 3.5 yards p...
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FOXBORO, Mass. -- Brandon Spikes turned 25 just before the
start of the regular season, which actually makes him one of the more senior
players on the Patriots defense. But even at his "old age," in the
locker room at least, Spikes says he feels like a teenager again.
"Honestly, this is the best I've ever felt in my life.
I feel like I'...
Where Are the New England Patriots Struggling Most on Defense?: New on Bleacher Report from yours...
Tampa, FL- Aqib Talib’s rollercoaster ride in Tampa Bay is over. After 4 1/2 eventful years, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers gave up on the potentially talented cornerback and shipped him to the New England Patriots as the trade deadline expired on Thursday.
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New England Patriots trade for Buccaneers’ Aqib Talib
The good old Pats are at it again, zigging when everyone thought they’d zag by actually making a trade at the deadline for cornerback Aqub Talib. Talib is currently suspended for Adderall but is eligible to return next week.
There’s no question he could be useful in the Patriots secondary, especially if they’d like to...
The Patriots have a lot of work to do during their bye week. But first things first -- they need to get healthy. That should be the team's focus this week, according to Mike Lombardi, despite the team's other concerns on the field.
Lombardi joined The Dennis and Callahan Show on WEEI on Friday morning, and was asked what Bill Belichick should be honing...
A.B. Meet the newest member of the New England Patriots, Aqib Talib. The 20th overall pick in the 2008 NFL draft can definitely get his groove on but can he stay out of trouble? Here’s a look at some of his troubled past:
July 2008 – fistfight with Buc’s teammate Cory Boyd.
August 2009 – battered a Florida taxi driver and was arrested for simple battery.
March 2011 – aggravated...
The Patriots don’t have a game this weekend, but they remain in the headlines thanks to yesterday’s deal for troubled Tampa cornerback Aqib Talib.
The deal, which cost the Patriots a fourth-round pick in the coming draft (and got them back a 7th rounder) has been the subject of much debate and discussion already, with much of the talk centered around Talib’s considerable rap...
The New England Patriots secondary has clearly been the eyesore of the team so far during the 2012 season and are currently 29th in NFL in total passing defense. In order to fix the problem, the team made the only move in the NFL on trade deadline day but acquiring talented but troubled Tampa Bay [...]
Here we sit halfway through the season chilling and recovering on our bye week. What better time to evaluate the team across the board and hand out some awards to those that have worked hard through the season.MVP - LB/DE Rob NinkovichObvious choice here is Tom Brady. But I'm thinking outside the box here. This award is going to go to LB/DE Rob Ninkovich. Heading in to week 9...
Stevan Ridley has been a pleasant surprise for Pats fans this season, as he is on pace to eclipse 1,400 yards by season’s end.
For those of you who honestly believed that the Patriots would slaughter the St. Louis Rams this past Sunday, you have more faith than I in the hometown team. Sure, I expected the Pats to win, but I thought they would barely cover the three-and-a-half...
Tweet The New England Patriots have acquired cornerback Aqib Talib from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Talib has had multiple run-ins with law enforcement since the Bucs drafted him 20th overall in 2008, but still has a world of talent. Talib has been arrested twice in his young [...]