Found July 09, 2013 on Football Nation:
It was an abrupt end to another strong season for the New England Patriots. It didn't help that their top corner, Aqib Talib, went down with an injury in the first quarter, or that Rob Gronkowski was not a part of this game. No excuses, but the Patriots simply were not able to make plays throughout the full 60 minutes to overcome their disabilities.The offense had its troubles, including drops by Welker and Vereen that ended promising drives. But it was the defense that could not hold when the game was on the line.And that is what has fueled Belichick's fire this offseason, prompting some bold moves in free agency and the draft. Of course, Bill Belichick avoided going on a spending spree like a few teams apparently trying to build their version of the "Dream Team". But he did what was necessary to shore-up a sagging defense.Today, I'm focusing on the defensive secondary, a unit that showed some promise as the season rolled along. The addition of Talib was the f...

Report: No one knows if Gronk will be ready for the Patriots opener

Even though Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski reportedly looks “good” working out in Foxboro, no one knows if he’ll be ready for the season opener, according to A person who has seen Gronkowski at the facility tells ESPN that Gronkowski looks good and seems to be progressing, but nobody yet knows whether he’ll be ready for the Patriots’ opener against the Buffalo...

New book out about the Brothers Gronkowski

BY NICK ST. DENISRob Gronkowski is entertaining on and off the field. Chances are, his four brothers are, too.Author Jeff Schober, who makes his home nearby Gronkowski's in the Buffalo area, released his newest book, "Growing Up Gronk," Tuesday. The book is about, well, growing up Gronk. (photo: WBUR, Flickr)The All-World New England Patriots tight end Gronkowski is...

Rob Gronkowski rehabbing in Foxboro

We reported last night that Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is progressing well with his rehab from back surgery. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Gronkowski is currently rehabbing at the Patriots facility in Foxboro. Tight end Rob Gronkowski, who is recovering from back surgery, has returned to the New England Patriots’ facility in Foxboro, Mass., where he is doing his rehab...

Report: Rob Gronkowski beginning rehab with New England Patriots trainers

Associated Press According to a tweet from Ed Werder of, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is beginning rehab from his back surgery with Patriots’ trainers. Werder tweeted the following earlier his afternoon. Gronk is rehabbing from back surgery with Pats trainers. Working on stretching and improving core strength. Too soon to know Week 1 status Per CBSBoston...

Report: Rob Gronkowski Started Rehab From Back Surgery, Working on Strengthening Core

Rob Gronkowski isn’t back on the football field just yet, but he is making progress in his recovery from offseason back surgery. Gronkowski underwent surgery to repair a disc in his back on June 18 and was projected to have a 12-week recovery period. He’s finally back in the training room at Gillette Stadium and preparing to get back out on the football field, according to ESPN’s...

Rob Gronkowski making progress; good news for depleted Patriots tight ends

A season ago, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez made the Patriots tight ends one of the best units in the NFL. Now, with Hernandez facing murder charges and Gronkowski rehabbing his back, the Patriots have one of the worst tight end groups in the league, comprised primarily of no-name players. Fortunately for the Patriots, it looks like they'll be getting Gronkowski back...

Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski progressing following back surgery

While New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is making strides in his return from back surgery, just how soon he’ll rejoin the team on the field remains to be determined, according to Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk. Ed Werder of ESPN has reported that Gronkowski has resumed light workouts, adding that people who have been working with the tight end describe...

2013 Patriots Position Preview: Tight Ends

Continuing our look at the Patriots 2013 roster, today we will focus on the Patriots' Tight Ends. Tight Ends on the Roster: Rob Gronkowski Jake Ballard Michael Hoomanawanui Daniel Fells We'll start with Gronkowski and work our way down. Gronkowski is facing alot of questions for 2013.  Will he be ready to go to start the year?  Will he have...

Rob Gronkowski reportedly making significant progress

Now that Aaron Hernandez is no longer a member of the Patriots, they’re going to need to rely on Rob Gronkowski.  The only problem is that Gronk is recovering from offseason back surgery. According to, ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that Gronkowski has been making significant progress. Gronkowski has resumed some light workouts, and Ed Werder of ESPN reported...

Robert Kraft: ‘I’ve been duped’ by Aaron Hernandez

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Monday that he and the organization have been “duped” if the allegations against Aaron Hernandez are true. “If this stuff is true, then I’ve been duped and our whole organization has been duped,” said Kraft referring to Hernandez’s 

Patriots reportedly “cautiously optimistic” Gronk will be ready for week one According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots are “cautiously optimistic” that tight end Rob Gronkowski will be ready for their season opener. I got a feeling Gronk will be ready for week one, but  I believe he’ll be very limited and won’t be the same player.   Need NFL Tickets? Loading... The post...

Rob Gronkowski Making Strides in Recovery

According to ESPN's Ed Werder, people who have been working with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (back) say he is "making significant progress."Fantasy Spin:He's still not guaranteed to be ready for Week 1 after undergoing back surgery in June. The tight end's health will be a big factor in Tom Brady's fantasy value in 2013.

2013 Over/Unders: Patriot Wins

Heading into training camp and the preseason we'll be posting some Over/Under predictions for the upcoming year, and give PatsLife nation a chance to voice their opinions. First up: 2013 regular season victories. OVER/UNDER: 10 wins Prediction- Over (11 wins): The Patriot's roster heading into this season has more question marks than any team in recent memory, particularly...
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