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New England Patriots
Fun fact - it has literally been half a year since the New England Patriots played a football game. It's been... eventful. But boy, have I missed football. And now, in the searing heat of July, it's just around the corner. So time to preview some of the key battles that'll be going down in Training Camp.
After looking at the battle to be Tom Brady's backup, it's time to focus on an area which has been by far the weakness of the Patriots in recent years - the secondary.
The secondary is yet again in rebuilding mode, but it had shown signs of stabilization, and even signs of being able to defend the pass in the 2012 season, mainly thanks to the addition of Aqib Talib. However his health was the eventual downfall of the Patriots. After he left the AFC Championship game, the defense crumbled, and the rest is history. Talib is locked down to be the #1 corner on this team, but his involvement may be limited in order to keep him healthy for the season. A full off-se...
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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he has simply “moved on” when asked for his reaction to the murder charge against his former tight end Aaron Henandez. “I’ve seen a lot of things over 13 years, and what I have learned is that mental toughness and putting aside personal agendas for what’s in the best interest of the team matters most,” Brady
It looks like Patriots tight end Jake Ballard still isn’t ready to get on the field since he’s now been placed on the PUP list for the start of training camp. People seem to not realize how serious microfracture surgery is because of how difficult it is to come back from. Ballard ended up tearing up his knee back in February 2012 during Super Bowl XLVI and he still isn’t right...
#Patriots officially placed Rob Gronkowski on PUP list to begin training camp, as expected. Same with Julian Edelman and Jake Ballard
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 23, 2013
Not really all that surprising.
If you were to ask me right now, I’d say that Jake Ballard doesn’t make the 53-man roster the way that things have gone in OTAs.
It looks like USA Today didn't hear the news. According to a tweet by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the newspaper's NFL 2013 preview issue still wasn't aware about the stories out of Boston concerning accused murderer Aaron Hernandez when they went to press last week.
Maybe with all of the excitement about Tim Tebow coming to town and everything — the story got lost...
Seems like every other day another murder case gets linked back to Hernandez.
Hernandez is due back in court on Wednesday for his involvement in the shooting death of Odin Lloyd. In addition to that, Hernandez is being looked at by prosecutors for his connection to a double homicide in Boston in 2o12.
According to the Boston Globe via ESPN:
With a Suffolk County grand jury probing...
OVER/UNDER: 70 Catches (Regular Season)
Prediction- Over (76 catches): I'm feeling optimistic about Amendola this year. While I was disappointed to see Welker go, I do believe Amendola has the ability to be a more dynamic and explosive player than Wes. Obviously, his main weakness was Welker's biggest strength: durability. And that weakness above all could put Amendola&...
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5. Tom Brady, NE (10) and the Patriots are entering 2012 in search of remaining a elite offensive and fantasy threat. In 2012, Brady was a Top 3 Fantasy QB producer for the 3rd year in a row. He had more than...
Let’s start by getting all the usual words of praise out of the way. The Patriots are a very good team, they are likely to win the AFC East this year, and they re-signed a some of their own, important free agents. But none of that excuses the poor 2013 off-season, which ranked a solid “D,” even before two of their starters were arrested. From a football standpoint, the...
Trouble known before Trouble beganIn 2011 Aaron Hernandez, the Patriots former, now incarcerated tight end
was a 20 year old rookie. He was the youngest player on an NFL rosterthat year but still had an impact as we all know. In week 15 though of2011, video shows that Tim Tebow who was the starting Quarterback forthe Broncos at the time (still makes me laugh...
While former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez sits in a Massachusetts jail cell, charged with first-degree murder in the June 17 killing of Odin Lloyd , law enforcement is reportedly making progress toward charging him with two more murders.
According to The Boston Globe , prosecutors have begun presenting evidence to a Suffolk County grand jury apparently tying the...
“If you think this turbulent offseason portends a decline on the field for the New England...
The Patriots may have their quarterback of the future already on the roster, and, no, it’s not Ryan Mallett or Tim Tebow.
Tom Brady is the quarterback for now and, from what he told SI’s Peter King recently, his tenure with the team could go a lot farther than what many might expect.
Brady, who will turn 36 in a few short weeks, signed a contract extension earlier this offseason...
Trouble known before Trouble began
In 2011 Aaron Hernandez, the Patriots former now incarcerated tight end was a 20 year old rookie. He was the youngest player on an NFL roster that year but still had an impact as we all know. In week 15 though of 2011, video shows that Tim Tebow who was the starting...
Contributor: Alex Hoegler
The New England Patriots have had one of the worst offseasons out of all the NFL teams. Wes Welker, Tom Brady’s most consistent weapon for five seasons, joined the Patriots biggest threat, the Denver Broncos. Tight End Aaron Hernandez was charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd and was immediately released from the team. Receiver Brandon Lloyd was released...
Pro Football Talk has been ranking their projected top teams (which is just useless) in the upcoming NFL season and have just released the Patriots number which is seven on the list.
PFT has offered their explanation saying that this offseason full of turmoil with the Hernandez, Gronkowski and now Dennard situations all contributing to their slip in the rankings. In quotes from...