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New England Patriots
Over the years the best Patriots teams have had a stellar defense that is very strong up front, tough in the middle and agile and fearsome in the back. When the Patriots won their first super bowl in 2001, the Patriots had guys like Ty Law and Lawyer Milloy then came Asante Samuel and Rodney Harrison. This season, the Patriots have a good mix of toughness as well as speed.
Starting with the cornerbacks, it all starts with Aqib Talib. Talib adds grit and toughness to the cornerback corps that the Pats haven't had in awhile. The secondary looks more comfortable on the field with him and willing to make more plays because they know he will cover them.
Alfonzo Dennard, who is penciled in as the other starting cornerback, has had some issues this offseason off the field. The off the field incidents shouldn't scare the Patriots off though with his skill and consistent play on the field. Kyle Arrington who plays the slot is great at man coverage and can definitely interrupt the...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says the offense isn’t were he would like it to be, but they’re “making progress.” “I think it’s better than what it was when we started and I think that’s the important thing,” said Brady during his Tuesday press conference. “We’ve got to keep building. We’re four weeks from our first game, so we’ve got to use very...
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Last season New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick asked Brandon Spikes a simple question; "Do you know how good you can be?". Brandon did not have the answer at the moment but eventually he looked in the mirror and asked himself the same question. His breakout 2012 campaign was as he put it the "steppingstone" to the answer.
In a season where Spikes...
Just a week or so ago it looked like New England Patriots tight end Jake Ballard was almost healthy and ready to rock & roll for the tight end needy Pats. Unfortunately that progress he had has slowed to a halt, so much that he was held out of practice on Saturday afternoon. Hopefully it’s a small setback because the Patriots need him in a bad way.
Ballard is having problems...
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s California mansion has been in the news ever since construction on the massive 22,000-square-foot house was started a few years ago. When it was finished earlier this year, the moat that surrounds it became a big story on the Internets and everybody had their fun.
The house is back in the headlines this week after developers posted photos of the...
New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard has missed the last three practices and it has everyone speculating why. The Boston Herald is reporting that the injury is considered minor but that there’s no visible sign of anything. Could it be related to his DUI? Could Bill Belichick be trying to give some others a chance? Or are the Patriots just trying to keep him healthy...
Once again, introducing the wit and vitriol of my friend Al Bedrosian. Al's hobbies include riding dirt bikes, collecting guns, shooting bows and arrows, drinking cheap but not light beer and watching youtube videos of engines starting up. When he gets a spare moment, he also watches the Patriots. Back by popular demand, here's what he thinks of them.
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The Patriots and Eagles are two hours into their joint practices and it’s already getting feisty.
Seconds after a scuffle between Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson and Eagles cornerback Cary Williams resulted in both players getting pulled off the field, tweets had been fired out from every Patriots reporter down in Philadelphia.
Check out each writer’s summary of the brouhaha...
FOXBORO, Mass. – Justin Francis is just trying to keep it fun at Gillette Stadium as one training camp practice piles onto another.
On Monday, the second-year defensive end was out there in a hooded sweatshirt as the August Foxboro sun beat down on the Patriots’ practice fields. He was the only one adding some extra discomfort to an already hot ninth training camp practice.
Here come the no-fun police again. The NFL is cracking down on player celebrations yet again as they gear up for the 2013 season, and this time they’re targeting some of the most popular touchdown celebrations, according to ESPN 1500 in Minnesota. NFL officials have been instructed to stress unsportsmanlike conduct penalties this season, with a greater emphasis on “any player...
The New England Patriots signed two rookie free agents to their roster on Monday before leaving for their first exhibition game in Philadelphia.
The Patriots signed offensive lineman Matt Stankiewitch and long-snapper Mike Zupancic. Stankiewitch went to Penn State and Zupancic went to Eastern Michigan.
The team practiced at home on Monday and then left for Philadelphia. The Patriots...
The Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles have a pre-season game this weekend and what better way to start a potential rivalry than practicing together. This week, the Eagles and Patriots have scheduled joint practices with each other that is not rare for the Patriots to do as they have in the past with teams such as the New Orleans Saints.
Things did not start out as planned for the...
Aaron Hernandez makes some cash behind bars, A proposal at Fenway, and The Great One was also The Great Babysitter...