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The Patriots' offensive line had more than a few people scared coming out of Thursday's preseason game against the Saints. Players seemed to have trouble holding their own under pressure, a problem that had also crept up last year as opposing defenses found a way to get to quarterback Tom Brady. While much of the offseason talk has been about Brady and his many weapons at tight end and wide receiver, everyone knows Brady can't make his passes if the defense is immediately on top of him. But Brady said Monday that he isn't one of those concerned. "Honestly, it's...

Offensive and Defensive Linemen are the Main Story in New England Patriots' First Preseason Game

The New England Patriots played their first preseason game against the New Orleans Saints Thursday, eking out a meaningless 7-3 victory at Gillette Stadium. The main take-away from the game was the play of the offensive and defensive lines for the Patriots. The Patriots are usually known for a solid offensive line and have been much-maligned recently by an inability for anyone...

Corey Dillon Isn't the Only Thing Bill Belichick Should Want Back From 2004 Patriots

The Patriots haven't had much of a running game in recent years. Bill Belichick doesn't seem to mind. The way he's talking, in fact, he's just fine without wide receivers, defense, kick returners -- whatever. As long as the wins are rolling in, he says (and they are), he doesn't mind giving up one part of the game if it means racking up points elsewhere. "...

Bill Belichick Gives Logan Mankin High Praise as Guard Returns to Field from Torn ACL (Video)

We know now that Patriots guard Logan Mankins was playing on a torn ACL throughout last year's playoffs. However, that wasn't revealed until a postseason MRI, and Mankins returned to the football field for the first time since learning of that injury on Sunday, not able to suit up in full pads but participating in drills nonetheless. Bill Belichick gave Mankins some extremely...

Logan Mankins Returns to Patriots Training Camp While Rob Gronkowski Takes Day of Rest

The Patriots had a noticeable absence in training camp Sunday, but they also welcomed back a familiar face. Star tight end Rob Gronkowski did not practice with the team, watching instead from the sidelines in street clothes. With no boot or noticeable discomfort, it's likely this was just an extra day off after a game for Gronkowski to rest his ankle, which he injured late last...

Camp Observations: Day 19 - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston

Camp Observations: Day 19 - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston: Couple interesting...

Plaxico Burress to work out for Patriots

Plaxico Burress may not leave the AFC East after all. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Sunday that Burress is en route to New England for a workout with the Patriots. The free agent receiver has generated little buzz this offseason, largely due to his contractual demands, which he’s since lowered. He’s now willing to play for the league minimum, and that’s all he could ...

WR Burress to work out for Patriots

Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress will work out for the New England Patriots, ESPN reported Sunday. The Patriots are practicing Sunday afternoon and coach Bill Belichick will speak to reporters afterward. Burress has recently been linked to the Pittsburgh Steelers and Dallas Cowboys, according to NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk. He has reportedly said that he is willing...

New England Patriots Potential Breakout Player of 2012: Stevan Ridley

The great thing about the NFL is that there are so many positions that every year, there is almost always at least one player who has a breakout year on every team, no matter how good or bad the team is. This is one part in a 32 part segment detailing one potential breakout player for the 2012 NFL season on each NFL team. For the New England Patriots, that player is middle linebacker...

Plenty of Cheap Tix!! New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles @ Gillette Stadium on Monday, Aug 20, 2012 - 8:00 PM

Plenty of Cheap Tix!! New England Patriots vs. Philadelphia Eagles @ Gillette Stadium on Monday, Aug 20, 2012 - 8:00 PM

No matter what his name is, Ochocinco doesn't deserve another shot

Tom Brady trying to explain a play to Chad Johnson He can change his name to Ochocinco, back to Johnson, and to anything that gets him attention, but Chad Johnson doesn't deserve another shot in the NFL.  His domestic violence arrest is despicable and he should face the consequences, but my reasoning has nothing to do with his alleged crime.  Johnson hasn't been a viable...

2012 Fantasy Football: Top 10 Quarterbacks

1. Aaron Rodgers 2011 stats: 4,643 Passing Yards, 45 TDs, 6 INTs, 257 Rushing Yards,  3 TDs As if he needs it, Rodgers has the second easiest schedule in ’12 (per ESPN). 2. Tom Brady 2011 stats: 5,235 Passing Yards, 39 TDs, 14 INTs, 3 Rushing TDs You know which team has the number one easiest schedule? The Patriots. Brady amassed last season’s numbers with a banged up Aaron...
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