Found April 30, 2012 on Boston Sports Media Watch:
By Chris Warner New England entered the draft needing defensive help and went after it, snatching pass-rushers (Chandler Jones, Dont’a  Hightower and Jake Bequette, oh my!) plus defensive backs (Tavon Wilson, Nate Ebner, Alfonzo Dennard) before snagging a receiver (Jeremy Ebert) in Round Seven. That late focus on offense continued post-draft, as the Patriots invited two offensive linemen and a tight end to Foxboro, along with a defensive tackle. A quick review… Marcus Forston, Miami defensive tackle (6-1, 301). Some solid value on so-called Day Four of the draft, as Forston made plays throughout his short career for the Hurricanes. Why undrafted: Forston suffered a knee injury after playing only three games last year – his junior season – then decided to come out early (a decision he may have regretted by Saturday night). Why Foxboro: Coach Bill Belichick loves Miami almost as much as sunshine does. Forston looks like a project, but with decent speed (a 5.17-second 40-yard dash), n...

Chad Ochocinco becomes a waiter for Patriots receivers (by...

Chad Ochocinco becomes a waiter for Patriots receivers (by bmilla9)

New England Patriots Re-Sign Gerard Warren.

New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick always talks about how the many ways to build an NFL team. There’s the Draft, free agency, waivers, trades, undrafted free agency, etc. As we all know the 2012 NFL Draft took center stage last weekend, yet just days after the drafts completion, Belichick is back to work building a roster, as the Patriots have re-signed defensive tackle...

Was Chandler Jones a good pick for the Patriots? (by Lily Zhao)

Was Chandler Jones a good pick for the Patriots? (by Lily Zhao)

Jonathan Fanene's Samoan Heritage Helped Him Become Hardworking Player Who Will Be Popular With Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. -- It took five words for Jonathan Fanene to describe why he'll be so respected in New England. The defensive lineman, who signed a three-year deal with the Patriots in March, was asked Tuesday about his native American Samoa, which has produced a number of successful NFL players. Point blank: How does such a small island send so many solid players to the NFL?...

Rugby Star Gets Drafted by the New England Patriots

Despite the seeming similarities between the two sports, there isn't very much cross-over between the athletes who play football and rugby. Newly drafted by the New England Patriots in the sixth round, Nate Ebner of Ohio State University is hoping to be a trendsetter. A newcomer to football, Ebner had been playing rugby at a high level for years, earning the MVP for the US National...

Patriots have a second dynasty defense in the making

The biggest focus of my last five years of blogging about the Patriots has been Bill...

Ravens coach John Haurbaugh apologizes for slamming Patriots

As news quickly spread in regards to his comments on the New England Patriots Super Bowls being “stained,” Ravens coach John Harbaugh has come forward to issue an apology to quell the masses. Please click the link below to read this story and watch video of former Patriot Tedy Bruchi commenting on Harbaugh's previous statements.

Video: Chandler Jones Drafted by the Patriots

Video of Syracuse DE Chandler Jones getting the call to tell him he’s been drafted by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Patriots fan makes Mrs. Irrelevant parody – Mr. Relevant

The 2012 NFL Draft has come and gone.  We managed to survive almost being mock drafted to death, but somehow we made it.  And part of what helped us make it was Brianne from New York – a.k.a. Mrs. Irrelevant.  Brianne proposed a night alone with the last pick of the seventh round, unofficially dubbed Mr. Irrelevant.  That lucky man turned out to be Chandler Harnish, the former...

Patriots Should Reunite With Jabar Gaffney to Intensify Training Camp Competition Among Wide Receivers

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick decided earlier this offseason that he'd set up a tremendous training camp competition at the wide receiver position. It's time to throw another one into the ring. The Redskins have reportedly released Jabar Gaffney, who was the ultimate role player for the Patriots from 2006-08. He could fit that exact mold again in 2012...

Patriots CB No. 15 Alfonzo Dennard vs Wisconsin and Ohio State...

Patriots CB No. 15 Alfonzo Dennard vs Wisconsin and Ohio State 2011 (by mathew40)

Patriots get defensive in 2012 draft

Watching his defense let two Super Bowls slip away was enough for Bill Belichick. The 2012 draft was set for adding some playmakers and the Patriots followed through. 6 of 7 picks were used on the defensive side of the ball. The Patriots obviously felt this was the time to get some skill players earlier than normal. Chandler Jones is a huge defensive end who could be converted...
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