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New England Patriots
It appears the Patriots have figured out the only way to make young players step up is to throw them into the fire.
The most notable example of this is at wide receiver, where Kenbrell Thompkins, Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce are all receiving first-team reps. It’s also happening at defensive tackle. Beyond starters Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly, second-year player Marcus Forston is the longest-tenured player on the roster. Forston played in one game last season.
Rookies Cory Grissom, Joe Vellano, Anthony Reshad White and Scott Vallone fill out the depth on the interior defensive line. Because the unit is so shallow, Forston and Grissom have been forced to take first-team snaps. If Wilfork or Kelly have to miss any time this season, those players could be thrust into a starting role. Regardless, the third- and fourth-stringers on the team will play.
No defensive tackle in the NFL can play 100 percent of a team’s snaps. And while, like last season, defensive ends will fill in at defens...
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Tom Brady and his receivers put on a clinic vs. Eagles - Sports - The Boston Globe:
According to the Boston Globe, rookie tight end Zach Sudfield has been running exclusively with the Patriots starting offense and is looking great. TE Zach Sudfeld: Running exclusively with the first unit at this point, he is catching everything thrown his way and looks potentially like the best tight end on the field. Sudfield made a great catch during Wednesday’s scrimmage against...
“Even if Tom Brady starts and plays a series or two, Mallett still figures to get the bulk of...
Tom Brady and Stevan Ridley.
Big-play Jamie Collins makes impact | Boston Herald:
The Patriots linebacker has notched at least...
Every off-season when the NFL draft rolls around, Bill Belichick can be counted on for at least one "Who the Hell is that!?" early-mid round pick. In 2012, it was Tavon Wilson with the 48th pick of the 2nd round. And according to a report from Mike Reiss, Wilson is now being surpassed at camp by this year's mystery pick, Duron Harmon.
The selection of Harmon, who played...
Photo Credit: Chitose Suzuki, Boston Herald Chitose Suzuki In 2012, the Patriots ran more plays and scored more points than any team in the league. While much of their offense came from quarterback Tom Brady and the passing attack, New England did a surprising amount of damage on the ground. In fact, Seattle was the only team in the entire league with more rushing attempts. To be...
With the uncertainties at tight end earlier this month with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez having two completely different issues, it seemed that Belichick struck a moment of sheer brilliance when he grabbed former Giants tight end Jake Ballard off of waivers last offseason. Now, it seems as if Ballard has not come as advertised and could possiblynot even make the roster according...
FORCE IS WITH YOU
Tim Tebow shared some thoughts on what's going on with his ex-college teammate Riley Cooper, who is involved in a major controversy.
Buffalo Bills and New England Patriots wide receiver Donald Jones is retiring
from the NFL due to advanced kidney disease, according to NFL.com's Dan Hanzus.
Jones has reportedly battled kidney disease his entire life and has finally decided
to retire. Evidently, Jones had a mild scare while taking a physical for the
Indianapolis Colts this offseason when his blood pressure...
Plaxico Burress joked at the beginning of training camp he and New England quarterback Tom Brady were the ''grandpas'' of the NFL. Burress is ready to show the kids in his meeting room he's still got it.
The 35-year-old finds himself in a unique position in the twilight of his career. Burress is a backup behind Emmanuel Sanders and Antonio Brown and is fighting...
It was a rough offseason for not only the Patriots but the rest of the NFL when it came to off-field matters. There were arrests and scandals abound, with the most notable black eye coming in the form of an Aaron Hernandez murder charge.
The issues were far from unnoticed, and they easily made their way into mainstream media. It’s not about to go away any time soon, either, as...
OVER/UNDER: 5 interceptions (Regular Season)
Prediction- Under (4 interceptions): Since entering the league, Talib's pick totals and games played have gone as follows by season:
- 2008: 15 GP, 4 INT
- 2009: 15 GP, 5 INT
- 2010: 11 GP, 6 INT
- 2011: 13 GP, 2 INT
- 2012: 10 GP, 2 INT
No doubt that when healthy this guy is a legit #1 cornerback, but I do have concerns about his...
With Tom Brady unlikely to play more than one or two series tonight, the quarterbacking focus will fall on the team's backups: Ryan Mallett and Tim Tebow. With the preseason being (hopefully) the only chance for fans and coaches to get an extensive look at the backups in live game action, these reps will be important opportunities for both players to impress the coaching staff...
Last week Connecticut police spent hours each day combing the bottom of a Bristol lake, looking for the alleged murder weapon that killed Odin Lloyd.
According to reports, divers were unable to find anything in Malone’s Pond.
According to Pro Football Talk, investigators will return to the area next week to search a smaller body of water near Pine Lake.
We have to assume that Carlos...