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Much has been made about the defensive versatility the Patriots possess in their front seven this season. It’s apparent that Bill Belichick loves to have some leniency with his players up front. He’s praised Dont’a Hightower, Rob Ninkovich and Jamie Collins for their positional versatility, which allows him to put the best 11 players on the field even if those players aren’t playing their “best” positions. I received a question on Twitter on Tuesday asking which players in the front seven fit best in a 4-3 versus a 3-4. The Patriots have the ability to run more 3-4 looks this season after staying in a 4-3 base for much of 2011 and 2012 due to the versatility across the board. This was an impossible question to answer in 140 characters or even over a span of tweets, so I figured I could flesh it out into it’s own post. I decided to go through every player, look at what positions they can play and then decide what their strongest position would be. To give a quick refresher on all the...

Stevan Ridley looking good after injury scare

According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was looking pretty good running around at an NFL Play 60 event just a day after suffering what appeared to be a hamstring injury. Patriots running back Stevan Ridley didn’t finish yesterday’s OTA practice after catching a pass and pulling up with a right hamstring injury that required medical attention...

Tom Brady: Why Patriot Fans Should Be Disappointed

Tom Brady rose from virtual anonymity to star on the biggest stage in sports, and came out surprise victor over a virtually unbeatable team. And just three more years would yield another two rings, while the sixth round draft pick of the New England Patriots put together some impressive stats.Come 2013 and Patriot Nation wonders what it will take for an aging quarterback to notch...

Breaking Down Jermaine Cunningham’s Fit in New England | - 2013 NFL Draft

Breaking Down Jermaine Cunningham’s Fit in New England | - 2013 NFL Draft: Good...

Bill Belicheck says he doesn’t hate Tim Tebow

A report recently came out that claimed that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick hates free agent quarterback Tim Tebow. Belichick told Field Yates of that he doesn’t hate the Jets former quarterback. “I wouldn’t get into the probability of us pursuing any free agent. Every single player has strengths and weaknesses but regardless of that, for anyone to have represented...

Fan orders Tom Brady Fathead, gets Tim Tebow instead

What would you do if you were all geared up to hang a brand new Tom Brady Fathead in your office and Fathead got your order wrong? You would probably be pretty disappointed, but would you be more upset or less upset if the mistake led to this guy? Considering the person who ordered the [...]

Patriots vs Chargers 2006 AFC Divisional playoffs (by reneluar)

Patriots vs Chargers 2006 AFC Divisional playoffs (by reneluar)

Tom Brady has a new hairstyle…again

Hard hitting stuff right here. It’s spiky…real spiky. I bet Gisele put him up to this. As long as he stays away from frosted tips, I’m okay with it.

Williamson: Pats' offseason earns a C - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

Williamson: Pats' offseason earns a C - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston: Meanwhile, the...

Devin McCourty Not Frustrated Despite Watching Practice From Sidelines While Recovering From Shoulder Surgery

There’s been a notable absence out on the practice field during the Patriots’ OTAs — Devin McCourty. The leader of the secondary underwent shoulder surgery over the offseason and has been watching his teammates — old and new — from the sidelines. McCourty stayed away from any words like “frustrating” when describing what it’s like to stand off to the side while the...

No. 7 - Bill Belichick - ESPN Video - ESPN

No. 7 - Bill Belichick - ESPN Video - ESPN

Alfonzo Dennard carted off from Patriots OTA

Never good when the cart comes out, hopefully there’s enough time for him to get healthy...

Patriots Receiving Core an Open Competition?

Today, Josh McDaniels was asked about his offense and how hard it was to deal with a completely new receiving core. McDaniels said: "We have to take the same approach. We have to go back and establish a foundation. We have to teach them what we believe in and what our system is all about. And that happened back in 2007, but it happened in '06” -- “it happened in subsequent...

Significant injuries, bad offense + more nuggets from OTAs

photo from Mike Reiss The Patriots held OTAs today and the media got to watch. As always, they passed along their astute observations on twitter which I've compiled and shared below. There were some significant injuries today which we covered here. LeGarrette Blount and Ras-I Dowling were among those to talk to the press after practice. Without further ado... 6/4 Patriots...

Patriots’ Passing Game, Offense Overall Can Only Benefit from Brian Daboll’s Place on Coaching Staff

FOXBORO, Mass. — Josh McDaniels doesn’t seem to need any help running the Patriots’ offense, but he is open to a fresh perspective, especially when it comes from an old friend and well-respected offensive mind like Brian Daboll. Daboll, 38, who was an assistant coach in New England from 2000 to 2006, returned to the Patriots’ coaching staff last postseason in something of...

Donte Stallworth to try out for Redskins Next Week’s Albert Breer reported Thursday that Donte Stallworth will be brought in for a tryout with the Redskins during next week’s veteran minicamp, according to a source. A 10-year veteran, Stallworth played sparingly with the New England Patriots last season. He appeared in 11 games for the Redskins in...
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