Found September 11, 2012 on Football Nation:
With 11:14 remaining in the second quarter Sunday, rookie defensive end Chandler Jones beat the Titans’ veteran left tackle, Michael Roos, to the outside with a swim move.Jones then quickly turned on Jake Locker, stripping the ball from unsuspecting quarterback.The loose ball bounced to about the six-yard line, where Jones’ fellow first round rookie Dont’a Hightower scooped it up and eluded a would-be tackler before barreling his way into the end zone.This play was more than a visible return from the investment of two first-round picks made in the defense back in April.It was a statement, announcing loud and clear to the rest of the NFL that the transformation of New England’s defense is just about complete.For years, New England ran the 3-4 as its base defense. This dictated how they scouted and drafted defensive players. There was a prototype for each position, based on what their role in the scheme demanded.Defensive linemen were supposed to be big and physical. Instead of attack...

Brady vs Manning: reasons why Brady is an obvious choice

- Tom Brady and Peyton Manning….Two QB’s who will undoubtedly be linked together forever. Their many battles over the years as the Patriots faced the Colts are very memorable for any NFL fan. They are largely regarded as the two best signal callers over the last decade or so by most, and the debate still … Continue reading » The post Tom Brady vs Peyton Manning: 7 Reasons...

Wes Welker Calls Tom Brady The Toughest Metrosexual He Knows

This quote is hilarious and if you can appreciate how Tom Brady is view by both sexes, then its really funny. Brady was smacked in the nose by Kamerion Wimbley during the second quarter of the Patriots route of the Tennessee Titans. Some of Brady’s teammates took it upon themselves to bust his chops a little bit.  None more than pro bowl wide receiver Wes Welker. “He’s...

Is Stevan Ridley the Answer to the Patriots’ Riddle at RB?

In the Patriots pass-happy world it has been Tom Brady, a plethora of wide receivers, and more recently his monster tight end combo that have been the apple of the fantasy world’s eye. The running back scene has been one to almost avoid. Coming off a 125 yard (152 total yards), one touchdown day from Stevan Ridley, perhaps it’s the dawn of a new day. . The Patriots remain...

Wes Welker Calls Tom Brady 'Toughest Metrosexual I've Ever Come Across'

A lot -- probably too much -- has been made about the boo-boo on Tom Brady's nose that the quarterback suffered on Sunday. There has also probably been too much made about Wes Welker's limited role in the Patriots' offense in the same game. So naturally, it was Welker who summed up Brady's situation better than anyone else. "He's such a good-looking guy,...

Is Gisele worried about Brady's nose?

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Why you shouldn’t fret about a poor Wes Welker performance

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In The Red Zone – September 11

Defense Stands Tall In 2011 the New England Patriots defense was 15th in points allowed and 31st in total yards.  Going into the offseason with free agent signings and the draft it was evident to Patriots media and fans that Bill Belichick’s offseason goal was to remake the defense. Well if the Week 1 win in Tennessee is any indication of how the defense will play in 2012...

Vote: Are Football or Hockey Players the Tougher Athletes?

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Week 1 Fantasy Football Recap: Patriots vs Titans

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Week 1 Risers and Fallers: Pats shut down CJ2K

Will the real CJ2K please stand up?  I don't know who was wearing No. 28 for the Titans on Sunday, but the Patriots managed to put a deathly end to Chris Johnson's proclamation that he'll lead the league in rushing this season.  In New England's 31-13 trouncing of Tennessee, we saw early investments from the 2012 draft class, particularly with Chandler...

Report: Dan Koppen close to signing with the Broncos

According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, free agent center Dan Koppen is close to signing a one-year deal with the Denver Broncos. Former Patriots C Dan Koppen is very close to a 1-year deal with the Broncos. Good to see a good guy’s getting another shot. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) September 11, 2012 The 32-year old Koppen previously played for the Patriots from 2003-2011.
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