Found June 28, 2012 on Helmet2Helmet:
As it stands now, the NFL currently holds one game per year at London’s Wembley Stadium. While it has been a big hit for the UK folks who enjoy American football, talk of permanently expanding over the pond has been greeted with much apprehension by fans and team officials alike. Patriots owner Robert Kraft, however, is in the very small minority. During a recent tour to promote the league’s International Series, which continues in a matchup between the Patriots and Rams on October 28, Kraft emphasized how he’d like to see an NFL franchise in London within the next decade. “I personally think we should have a franchise in London and that is something I am going to push for,” Kraft told Neil Reynolds of Sky Sports. “I think I said that the last time we were over here in 2009 and before this next decade is out, I hope we have a team here. I think that would be right for the NFL and this fan base has proven they deserve it. “I think we’re starting to tap out in the United S...

Bob Kraft wants NFL team in England?

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft insisted that he would like to see the United Kingdom have its own NFL team within the next 10 years. Speaking on a promotional tour of London ahead of his team's NFL International Series meeting with the St. Louis Rams at Wembley Stadium on Oct. 28, the influential Kraft stressed the importance of growing football overseas. "I personally...

Kraft wants NFL team in London

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has taken his team to England for regular-season games, and he'd gladly do it every season. Kraft isn't just talking about the once-a-year featured game in London. He said Wednesday the NFL is ready for a franchise based across the pond. "I personally think we should have a franchise in London and that is something I am going...

NFL Expansion: London Instead of Los Angeles

This week Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is on a promotional tour in Europe was quoted as saying, “ I personally think we should have a franchise in London, and that is something I am going to push for," Kraft said, according to "I think I said that the last time we were over here in 2009 and before this next decade is out, I hope we have...

New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley: focused with an edge I’ve never had

New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley returned home to Natchez, Mississippi to attend a fundraiser organized by his mother Carloyn. Ridley touched on a number of things at the "Hometown Huddle" fundraiser. He told Justin Whitmore of the Natchez Democrat it is always good to come back home and see the amount of support he has in Natchez. “We had a good turnout...

Patriots Announce Training Camp Dates

The New England Patriots have announced the dates that their annual training camp will be open to the public.  Each year the team has several days in which the fans can come to the practice field outside of Gillette Stadium and watch the players run through their drills.  In addition, the last several years the team has also had the Patriots experience for kids. This year the...

Tampa Bay Buccaneers in discussions with New England Patriots for joint practice?

Earlier this month, the New Orleans Saints and New England Patriots admitted the two teams have been in talks about holding a joint practice between the two teams prior to their preseason contest on August 9. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick admitted at that time that New England could explore the option of doing the same with another team this preseason. The Boston Herald is reporting...

2012 Fantasy Football TE Rankings

.1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots: 1327 yards and 17 TDs (plus a rushing score). Gronk is ridiculous. He got paid, but I don’t think that will slow him..2. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints: Hard to argue with 1310 yards and 11 TDs. He’s become Drew Brees’ favorite target, which is always a good thing..3. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers: Really blossomed during...

Morning Huddle - putting a franchise on the British Isles

Even if the NFL puts a team in England, Wayne Rooney will still be king. Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, is interested in putting an NFL franchise in England. The idea is intriguing to be sure, but there are a number of big flaws to work out. First, that team would have to travel far more than any other team in the league, putting them at a major disadvantage...
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