Nate Ebner: I didn’t want to regret not trying to go to Olympics

On Tuesday, Patriots safety Nate Ebner announced that he would be taking time off from football this offseason in order to train with the U.S. rugby sevens team with an eye on making the team that will compete in the Summer Olympics in Rio this August. It’s the first time that rugby sevens will be…
Via Pro Football Talk
March 16, 2016

Nate Ebner to take leave from Pats to train for Olympic rugby

The New England Patriots could have an Olympian on their roster next season. Nate Ebner is taking a leave from the Patriots to train for the United States rugby sevens team. The Patriots announced they support Ebner “in his effort to earn a place on the United State National Rugby team.” “First and foremost, I want to thank the Patriots from top to bottom for giving me the...
March 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski absent at practice; Nate Ebner returns

The New England Patriots’ All-Pro tight end was conspicuously absent from practice Tuesday. Rob Gronkowski wasn’t spotted during the portion of practice open to the media. Gronkowski was seen at practice Monday. The Patriots won’t release an injury report until Wednesday, so if Gronkowski has an ailment, it won’t be known until then. Safety Nate Ebner (arm) returned to...
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Ebner injury could shake things up for Pats ST squad

Walkthroughs on a bye week are typically uneventful, particularly when it comes to the New England Patriots. The sight of safety and special teamer Nate Ebner in a hard cast, however, certainly... [Click headline for full story]
Via AFC East Daily
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Belichick explains going for controversial onside dropkick

The New England Patriots intended to put pressure on the Philadelphia Eagles with a rugby dropkick Sunday. It didn’t quite go as planned. The Patriots were up 14-0 midway through the second quarter and had safety Nate Ebner dropkick the kickoff. The intention was to get the ball behind the Eagles’ front line of blockers and into space where the Patriots potentially could recover...
December 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Brady dons Ohio State shirt after losing bet with Nate Ebner

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady didn’t look very pleased to be wearing scarlet and gray Thursday afternoon. The quarterback and Michigan alum was forced to don an Ohio State shirt in the New England Patriots locker room after he lost a bet with safety Nate Ebner. Brady’s Wolverines lost 42-13 to Ebner’s Buckeyes in The Game on Saturday. There’s no photographic evidence of...
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Making The List: Leonidas

Last week we chose the great Paul Warfield to be a member of the deserving on Making The List. This week, the week of The Game, we will dance back to Defense – with a twist. Since the beginning of the season I kept tabs on The Ohio State University Rugby Teams – both Men’s and Women’s. Both had successful seasons in different directions. The Women’s on rebuilding and promise...
Via Buckeye Battle Cry
November 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Resume' - Nate Ebner

What if New England Patriots' head ball coach Bill Belichick required resumes from his players - what would those look like?  We take a stab at them, in alphabetical order...Dear Coach,Just letting you know that there is no pressure on you whatsoever to select me for the football team, so don't stress out over it, ok?  I'll be fine; I can always just go play rugby. I didn't play...
Via Foxborough Free Press
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Thank the Troops

On this post, I will just link as many Patriots posts about the troops and about memorial day on here as possible.  I mean, it is memorial day.  So here is a running list of comments made via Twitter by the Patriots and people within their organization. A great one here by the Patriots official Twitter account which plays off their team name: Thank you to all the #TruePatriots...
Via TopSportsReport
May 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Ebner--From Ohio State Sevens Rugby to the Super Bowl With the New England Patriots

Do you watch  football sometimes and think the guys on the field are a bunch of *ussies? Do you see their lame attempts at tackling and laugh? Does there need to take so many breaks all the time make you wonder how the players don't get bored during a game? If so than you either are a rugby fan already or should take up watching the game!If you are planning on watching the Super...
Via FatManWriting
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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