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February 6th, 2005... 2013 will be the eighth season that the Patriots will suit up since last bringing the Lombardi trophy to Foxboro Massachusetts. Even after stocking up for the 2007 season, the team could not get it done, losing a dumbfounding contest to the Giants in the waning moments of a disappointing Super Bowl.Matching the talent of that 2007 season seems almost impossible; Belichick had amassed a plethora of talent to complement Tom Brady in Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Donte Stallworth, Ben Watson, Mike Vrabel, Tedi Bruschi, Richard Seymour, Rodney Harrison, Asante Samuel, Vince Wilfork, Adalius Thomas, Junior Seau... wow!That kind of talent rarely assembles on one field at any given time, even on BOTH teams. The current squad of Patriots has a number of holes on both sides of the ball. So these are the problem areas the Patriots need to address to not only get back to the Super Bowl, but to make sure that they secure that trophy one more time.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft breaks down Tom Brady deal

The New England Patriots obviously have love for their quarterback Tom Brady. His recent contract extension has been subject to praise, speculation, doubt and all things in between.  Patriots owner Robert Kraft disclosed the mindset behind the deal that everyone is talking about. Please click here to read this story The post New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft breaks down...

Patriots make it easy for coaches and players to hate them

Baltimore Ravens star linebacker Terrell Suggs openly expressed his hate of the New England Patriots franchise to the media again; this isn’t the first time Suggs expressed his hatred for the Patriots, but there is a lot of truth in his claims. The majority of fans, coaches and players who are not part of the Patriots organization hate them, but this isn’t just a case of haters...

Kyle Arrington wants to re-sign with the Patriots

New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington told SiriusXM NFL Radio that he would love to re-up with the Pats. “I love my teammates, I enjoy being here and definitely want things to work out; there’s mutual interest on both sides as far as trying to get something done. [But] it’s a business,” Arrington said, per ESPNBoston,com. “So you just have to let it play out and...

Patriots don’t use the franchise tag

According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the New England Patriots have decided not to use the franchise tag this year. The Patriots decided against using the franchise tag, I’m told. So Vollmer, Welker and Talib will be UFAs if unsigned by 3/12. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 4, 2013 Even though the Patriots won’t use the tag, they’ll continue to negotiate on extending...

Kraft: NFL lucky to have Goodell

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was complimentary of NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, saying the league is lucky to have him.

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Vote: Do You Agree With the Patriots’ Decision Not to Use the Franchise Tag?

For four consecutive seasons the Patriots made use of the franchise tag, but as of Monday that streak has been snapped. The Patriots declined to place the franchise tag on any of their players, meaning that the speculated-upon names — Wes Welker, Aqib Talib and Sebastian Vollmer — are all set to hit free agency. Likewise, the team’s odds of retaining any of those players varies...

Robert Kraft on Tom Brady’s deal: ‘We don’t do fake deals’

Tom Brady’s new contract extension has been debated ad nauseum. You already know how we feel about it, so there’s no reason to get into that again. But now that the world has realized that Brady didn’t really take less money, instead he got a raise, Peter King got Patriots owner Robert Kraft on the horn so he could defend the contract. In a hollow attempt to show everyone that...

Zoltan Mesko In A Speedo Holding Chihuahuas Because Off-Season

Why did Zoltan Mesko feel inclined to tweet a photo of himself in a Speedo holding chihuahuas while ankle-deep in a swimming pool? Has Tom Brady’s prowess for highly mockable fab photos spread throughout the entire Patriots roster? Is Mesko yet another of the league’s many SOOPER ZANY punters? Or is it just because the endless off-season does this sort of thing to all of us?...

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Robert Kraft discusses Tom Brady deal: "We're going to spend to the cap."

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been on Peter King's Monday Morning QB discussing how the deal to keep Tom Brady a Patriot for life. And Kraft proved the Patriots aren't as cold hearted as they appear when it comes to sentimentality. (Read the whole article here.) ‘’I just didn't want to ever see this become like Joe Montana leaving San Francisco...

Robert Kraft says Tom Brady's new contract isn't a 'fake' deal

Tom Brady was initially praised for his "team-first" intentions when extending and restructuring his contract last week to help ease the New England Patriots' salary cap situation.But it didn't take long for the skeptics to chime in, questioning whether Brady would play it out in its current language or if there would be yet another re-do on the deal when he gets...

Robert Kraft: I don’t want a Joe Montana like ending for Tom Brady

When the news broke that Tom Brady and the New England Patriots had agreed on a 3-year, $27 million extension, many assumed Brady took a hometown discount for the Patriots. Assuredly so because market value for a top quarterback dictates that yearly salary should be in the $18-$20 million range (just ask Joe Flacco). But [...]

Patriots Don’t Use Franchise Tag, Setting Up Wes Welker, Aqib Talib, Sebastian Vollmer for Free Agency

The start of NFL free agency is a little over a week away, and the Patriots’ three biggest free agents appear headed to the open market. The Patriots decided against using the franchise tag for the first time in five years on Monday. That leaves Wes Welker, Aqib Talib and Sebastian Vollmer all staring down the possibility of free agency. Welker, 31, was close to this scenario last...
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