New England Patriots on Paper: The Spirit of '76

The New England Patriots are experiencing a renaissance.As are their fans, though this brief period of awakening conjures a time far earlier than most fans care to remember - the glass half-full crowd fondly reminiscing the 2004 championship team with Corey Dillon grinding out yards and Ty Law shutting down the opposition's top receiving target...Blount's running style...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington's Sankey plans to enter NFL draft

Washington running back Bishop Sankey will skip his senior season and enter the NFL draft after the best rushing season in school history. Sankey's father, Chris, confirmed his son's decision in a text message to The Associated Press on Monday. ESPN first reported Sankey's decision. Sankey has not yet decided on an agent. Sankey is coming off the finest season in Washington...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Battling It Out In The Backfield

The New England Patriots finally have a running game. It has been a long time, since Corey Dillon revitalized his career in a Patriot uniform, that New England fans have waited and hoped for a backfield that could truly complement their prolific passing attack.The backfields haven't been a total bust, with Lawrence Maroney providing decent yardage in three out of four of his...
Via Football Nation
June 30, 2013  |  Discuss

LeGarrette Blount Could Add Old School Style to Patriots’ Backfield, Similar to Corey Dillon, Antowain Smith

FOXBORO, Mass. — LeGarrette Blount is old school. No, he’s not bumping Run-D.M.C. from the speakers of his car or rocking big gold chains like L.L. Cool J did back in the ’80′s — at least not as far as we can see –  but when he gets out on the football field, he’s got that old-school feel. Blount even described himself as such after Patriots OTAs earlier this week...
June 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Renewed running game gives Pats rare offensive balance

The New England Patriots are running the ball as well through the first month-plus of 2012 as they have at any point dating back to Corey Dillon's franchise-record 1,635 yards in 2004. Second-year back Stevan Ridley leads the way with 490 yards on 102 carries, averaging 4.8 yards a carry. Undrafted rookie Brandon Bolden has chipped in with 206 yards, and change-of-pace back...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 11, 2012  |  Discuss

It was certainly ugly on both sides of the ball for a good chunk...

It was certainly ugly on both sides of the ball for a good chunk of it but both sides turned it around. Turnovers from the defense and a dominant run game that hasn’t been seen since the days of Corey Dillon led the way. 
Via Pats Propaganda
September 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Stevan Ridley channels Corey Dillon in Patriots win

Stevan Ridley led the way for the New England Patriots on Sunday in their 28-10 win There was nothing complicated about what the Patriots did on offense in Sunday’s 34-13 victory over the Titans in Tennessee. Simple singleback and shotgun formations were mostly used and the most complicated play was a double play-action attempt. Route combinations complimented each other nicely...
Via Boston's Bettah
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

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. "...
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

Stevan Ridley’s Moving On Up

That was a good arm workout Juan… Joe Addai failed his physical and is gonesky. Shane Vereen has been struggling at training camp and Ridley has been turning it on. I have already moved up Ridley in the rankings and if he continues to impress, he may move up even more. I don’t trust Belichick, but he has been known to ride a guy in the past (Corey Dillon). Ridley Is Kid Friendly...
Via Juan Elway
July 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Cedric Benson: The next imperfect Patriot?

It’s often said that history repeats itself and if Cedric Benson joined the New England Patriots in 2012 the statement would again be true. In 2011 Benson eclipsed the coveted 1000 yard milestone for the third consecutive year but his off the field issues and declining numbers has left his future with the Cincinnati Bengals in doubt.  Since the end of the season, Benson hasn’t...
Via The Penalty Flag
February 23, 2012  |  Discuss

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