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On a defense full of unfamiliar faces, Vince Wilfork is the one constant.
The burly 325-pound nose tackle has gone from a first-round pick to a four-time Pro Bowler while playing alongside some all-time greats.
However, as he enters his ninth year with the Patriots, it’s clear there’s a youth movement along the defensive front.
Chalk that up as welcomed news.
After the heartbreak of ’07, the Patriots’ defense quickly lost many of its stars—Asante Samuel, Rodney Harrison, Tedy Bruschi and Mike Vrabel among them—and Bill Belichick hasn’t been able to adequately replace them.
But as the 2012 season rolls around, it seems the defense—particularly the d-line—has been restocked.
For a dominant nose tackle like Wilfork, the addition of youngsters like Chandler Jones and Jake Bequette can only be welcomed with open arms.
Although the Patriots enjoyed much of their success with a stout 3-4 front, this year’s squad features more athletic, hybrid playe...
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When he was an outside linebacker, Rob Ninkovich could spend more time covering receivers. He even intercepted two passes in two different games.
He'd rather get sacks, and he has a better chance now that the New England Patriots have shifted him to his college position of defensive end.
Playing on the line reduces Ninkovich's pass coverage responsibilities. He can focus...
Does the name Tank Black ring any bells to you? If not, you're not alone, but in the early 2000s, Tank Black was on trial for defrauding millions of dollars from players he represented including former Jaguars and Florida Gators great, Fred Taylor.
The saga of Tank Black started in the late 90s. He landed Taylor as a client, and the two quickly built a relationship. Following...
Quarterback Tom Brady is among several New England Patriots who will not be on the field for Monday night's exhibition against the Eagles.Fantasy Spin:With three games coming up in the next nine days, the Patriots need to be smart about avoiding injuries so it's no surprise that Brady isn't in the lineup Monday. Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd and Aaron Hernandez won't...
Michael Vick gets crushed by Patriots Jermaine Cunningham 2012 (HD) (by BenjiPreseason)
“The Patriots have been going against the grain for years, likely a combination of playing to...
The Patriots aren't happy with their offense -- that's a bit of a surprise. In a game featuring two of the NFL's most high-powered offenses, and two of it's all-time great quarterbacks, suffice to say a 7-6 victory is not the way New England probably envisioned their preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints to pan out. Granted it was just the preseason and...
Former Super Bowl MVP Deion Branch had a solid night in his battle for a roster spot.
New England Patriots nation was oozing for football. After the team’s first preseason game a week and a half ago, Patriots fans were forced to wait until the team’s primetime game last night. Fans, however, were disappointed.
Coach Bill Belichick was at it again – this time benching the majority...
“We’ll get to see exactly how solid the Patriots’ ends are because the Eagles will really test...
It’s hard to read too much into preseason games, and it’s even tougher when half the...
Could the Patriots sign another Olympic athlete besides just Jeff Demps?
The Patriots made headlines this past weekend by inking former Florida Gator and United States Olympic medalist Jeff Demps to a contract. Demps, who played at the University of Florida as one of those combo halfback/wide receiver type players, is a player who likely would have been drafted in the middle rounds...
Plenty of great ticket deals left!! New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles @ Gillette Stadium on Monday, Aug 20, 2012 - 8:00 PM
8 a.m. ET: In their first preseason game of the year, Tom Brady and the Patriots offense looked lost. But while the offensive unit managed just seven points en route to a 7-6 win, the defense far exceeded expectations. Jerod Mayo, Patrick Chung and Co. confused the Saints all night, and rookie defensive end Chandler Jones looked like an unstoppable force off the edge. But they'...
Brady will sport the headset look on MNF
The New England Patriots start a three game in ten day stretch tonight on ESPN against the explosive Philadelphia Eagles. Andy Reid has let the media know his starters will be playing beyond the first half, offering a tremendous opportunity for unproven Patriot talent to show their true colors against some legitimate competition.
It has been...
Great time to buy tix to the home opener!! New England Patriots vs. Arizona Cardinals @ Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Sep 16, 2012 - 1:00 PM