Posted August 25, 2012 on
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The New England Patriots have plenty of work to do with their offense before they show they can contend for another Super Bowl berth.
Chances are they'll do it.
With just one of their four exhibition games remaining, the Patriots (No. 2 in the AP Pro32) haven't moved the ball consistently while shifting players around in the offensive line and dividing playing time among receivers, several of them not likely to make the team.
Still, coach Bill Belichick wasn't happy after Friday night's 30-28 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (No. 26) in which Tom Brady threw an interception for a touchdown and was sacked twice.
''We didn't do anything offensively except lose yardage and turn the ball over. It was tough to watch any of what we did offensively,'' Belichick said.
The Patriots added talent and depth to their already potent passing attack in the offseason by signing wide receivers Brandon Lloyd, Donte' Stallworth and Jabar Gaffney. They alread...
BEST OF MAXIM
Just when you thought that you had seen it all in terms of Tom Brady photo shoots, this one from VMan magazine came to life.
Brady got to grace the cover of their Fall issue which features Tom Terrific and a very angry dog:
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— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) August 25, 2012
Yup, check out the carnage above. Does this sound familiar?
On offense, the Patriots just continuously shot themselves in the foot. First drive had a penalty and a sack. On the second, there were no negative...
8 a.m. ET: Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski were just two of the many Patriots starters to sit out of the team's second preseason game against the Eagles on Monday. But the move wasn't without good reason. Bill Belichick thought the move be best suited for his starters especially, as the Patriots were set to travel to Tampa Bay for a showdown with the Buccanneers just four days...
During an appearance on the NFL Network’s NFL AM show former Redskins running back Clintson Portis said that he wanted to prove that he could still play the game of football before he decided to walk away.
“I think I realized, when I first left, that I was ready to walk away,” Portis said of his decision to hang up his cleats. “I think the desire to play again was just...
TAMPA -- For two days this week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers practiced alongside the New England Patriots and savored the chance to learn from the three-time Super Bowl champions and future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady.
But Friday night, the Bucs surprised just about everybody in Raymond James Stadium -- maybe even themselves -- by teaching the Patriots a thing or two.
Injuries among starters was the primary storyline heading into Saturday night's game between the Dallas Cowboys and the St. Louis Rams.Quarterback Tony Romo entered the game without receivers Miles Austin and Dez Bryant, or tight end Jason Witten.The lack of proven talent on the field didn't stop Romo from delivering perfectly thrown passes and destroying the Rams' first...
Tampa Bay's success against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots was tempered by an injury to one of the Buccaneers' best players.
Two-time Pro Bowl guard Davin Joseph was carted off the field during Friday night's 30-28 preseason victory with what appeared to be a serious right knee injury, although coach Greg Schiano said the extent of the damage will not be known...
The New England Patriots traveled to Tampa Bay to take on the Buccaneers Friday night.This being the third preseason game for the Patriots, the starters played into the third quarter. The results however were less than encouraging for offense.The Buccaneers' defense represented a good challenge for the Patriots' offense.Patriots’ offensive line struggled early and often...
Hosts Steve Bennett and Don Russ interview the biggest names in sports media and pop culture each week on Football Nation's The Sports-Casters podcast.Their guest this week is Michael Holley from WEEI in Boston and the author of a number of books about the New England Patriots including "War Room:The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team."...
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