Best O-line groupings begin to emerge: a look at the advanced stats

With another strong offensive performance, it looked like the Patriots had found an offensive line grouping that they could finally depend on. But with a string of injuries towards the end of the game, the putrid units that took charge in weeks one through four were reunited, and instantly looked awful again. As I wrote last week after the Bengals victory, the individual performances...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots-Bills Live: New England Must Reorganize Offensive Line Again

10:20 p.m. ET: The New England Patriots finally found a suitable combination on their offensive line in the team’s 43-17 trouncing of the Cincinnati Bengals last week. The Patriots will have to shake up the starting O-line for the third straight week now, however, with rookie center Bryan Stork out with a concussion. Marcus Cannon or Josh Kline could get the start in Stork’s...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots-Chiefs Live: New England Reportedly Shaking Up Offensive Line

6 p.m. ET: The New England Patriots are reportedly finally making a change to their offensive line for Monday Night Football. The Patriots are starting rookie Bryan Stork at center, rookie Cameron Fleming at right guard and captain Dan Connolly at left guard against the Kansas City Chiefs, The Boston Globe’s Shalise Manza Young reported Monday afternoon. That bumps Marcus Cannon...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryan Stork's role yet to be defined for Patriots

Bryan Stork could stabilize the OL. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)We all know how bad the Patriots offensive line has been. We know the interior of the line seems to be a rotational mess of mediocrity. With the likes of Ryan Wendell hurt, and Jordan Devey proving completely inept at being an NFL lineman, many people are beginning to call on 4th round pick Bryan Stork to take the helm...
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September 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Greg Bedard: DeGuglielmo is unpopular with players, part of the reason Mankins would not take pay cut

If you have tuned into the Felger and Mazz program consistently this week, your eardrums may have been pierced by the screeching of Mazz on a variety of Patriots related subjects, mostly the complete ineptitude of the offensive line thus far this season.The Providence Journal/Bob BreidenbachThere is no denying the line has been awful, leading fingers pointing in multiple directions...
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September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Problems on O-Line intensify

C.J. Wilson leveled Tom Brady late in the fourth quarter for the Oakland Raiders’ second sack of the game as the Gillette Stadium crowd let out a loud “Ooh.” Perhaps the more appropriate sound for the day would have been “Ow!” Brady got up. The 37-year-old face of the Patriots did that a lot in yesterday’s 16-9 win, getting pulled up off the turf by a teammate or slowly...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dan Connolly, Patriots’ Offensive Line Have No Answers As Unit Struggles

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots’ offensive line doesn’t know what went wrong against the Oakland Raiders yet. They’ll need to check the film. That’s the company line at Gillette Stadium this season, and without any clear-cut answer after three weeks, it appears quarterback Tom Brady will continue to see his football career flash before his eyes every time he...
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Kelcy Quarles Lone Absent Player

FOXBORO, Mass. — For the second-straight day, the New England Patriots 53-man active roster had perfect attendance. Practice squad defensive tackle Kelcy Quarles was the lone player missing from practice. The South Carolina product was signed to the practice squad Saturday. Ryan Wendell, who was limited with a knee injury on Thursday, appeared to be moving well on the practice...
September 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Practice Report: Ryan Wendell Present After Week 1 Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots had perfect practice attendance in their first session preparing for the Minnesota Vikings. Ryan Wendell, who appeared to suffer a leg injury against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1, participated in conditioning and positional drills with the rest of his teammates. Wendell played just 22 snaps against the Dolphins, rotating with Jordan Devey...
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots need Stork to deliver

Patriots fans are hoping Stork's game is as pro-ready as his beard (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)The Patriots offensive line already had a spotlight on them going into the season following the retirement of long-time coach Dante Scarnechia and trade of Pro-Bowl guard Logan Mankins. That spotlight has only intensified now following a shocking 33-20 loss to the Dolphins in which the...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Chandler Jones and Jordan Devey stand out as worst players for Patriots

In case you were wondering, this is a foul, evidently (photo via pains me so much to write that title. Jordan Devey seems like a cool enough guy but all my pain comes from writing “Chandler Jones” and “the worst” in the same sentence. Damn you Matt Patricia! You see what you’ve made me do!?Obviously Sunday’s game was nothing short of an apocalyptic...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Preseason Preview: Patriots @ Giants

After a dominant 30-7 win by the New England Patriots over the Carolina Panthers in their third preseason game, the Pats are about to take the field in their final game of the preseason. The game will take place tonight at MetLife Stadium against the New York Giants. Of course, the fourth preseason game is not one in which you see a whole lot of starters. This is due to players trying...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Three things to watch for in the New England Patriots fourth preseason game

The New England Patriots finish the 2014 preseason Thursday night in New Jersey against the New York Giants. For the tenth straight preseason finale the Giants and Patriots face off. The Giants are looking to bounce-back from a disappointing 2013 season that saw them finish 7-9 . As such, the Giants are expected to take another look at their starters on both sides of the ball in...
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August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Logan Mankins Trade Sends Shock Waves Throughout Patriots’ Offense

FOXBORO, Mass. — Forget everything you knew about the New England Patriots’ offense. The Patriots traded an offensive captain and look primed to return — at least part time — to a two tight end offense this season. The Patriots must now find a new starting left guard, and they might not have to rely on a wide receiver-heavy offensive attack. Based on preseason play, Jordan...
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Three things to watch for in the New England Patriots third preseason game

The New England Patriots face an interesting preseason game three matchup versus the Carolina Panthers. The third preseason game tends to be the most competitive and the game the starters get extended playing time. After debuting last week, New England’s starters had a strong game on both sides of the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles. With a strong defensive front seven the...
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August 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Are these players roster locks?

Butler makes his case. (Geoff Burke - USA Today)The Patriots have some intriguing roster predicaments, and many of them have yet to secure a spot on the team. Jeremy Gottlieb of takes a look at several players who he believes have a shot of becoming roster locks. I will take a look at each of his suggestions and then offer my own opinion. Please feel free to comment with...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots have a very versatile lineman on their roster

How do you impress your football team? Playing every snap in the preseason, will definitely help you out. Devey was signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent, but later signed by the Patriots. He has been impressive so far this preseason. @FieldYates: Patriots OL Jordan Devey is the only NFL player to […] The post Patriots have a very versatile lineman on their...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Broncos, Chargers, Eagles, Jaguars, Packers, & Patriots

  Broncos Undrafted free agent RB Juwan Thompson has been biggest training camp surprise. (Mike Klis) Chargers ILB Manti Te’o suffered a sprained left foot during the Chargers’ second preseason game. (Tom Krasovic) Eagles Rookie WR Josh Huff “could be out awhile” due to the shoulder injury he sustained in the Eagles’ second preseason game. (Jeff McLane) Jaguars...
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August 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady on his centers: “I’ve got my hands on their butts probably more than their wives”

On Wednesday,  Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was asked about his relationship with the centers on his team since Dan Connolly, Ryan Wendell, Bryan Stork and Jordan Devey are battling for the starting spot. “I’ve got confidence in those guys,” Brady said, via the Boston Herald. “I love both Dan and Wendy. I love those guys. They work so hard. The center-quarterback...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Says He’s Got His Hands On His Centers’ Butts More Often Than Their Wives

The New England Patriots are rotating their centers as the team is deciding who should get the starting job between Ryan Wendell and Dan Connolly. Adding to the intrigue is the fact that Bryan Stork and Jordan Devey have also taken some snaps at center. This is a bit unusual for the Patriots, who have used the same starting offensive line for years. Some collected members of the...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster Talk: Patriots Offensive Tackles

The quarterback is obviously the most important position on a football team. Yet for any quarterback to be successful he needs to be protected well. This makes, to many, offensive tackle the second most important position on the team. On the Patriots, this position is even more important because the tackles have the task of protecting one of the best quarterbacks in the game, Tom...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots O-line still working to get back to 100 percent

BY DAN BEGNOCHEAs OTAs hit the halfway point for the New England Patriots, there have been some sizeable absences thus far among the masses. About 1,000 combined pounds worth, to be precise.Finishing up Day 6 of the team’s 10-day workout schedule, three big bodies have yet to enter into full-speed team activities – starting left tackle Nate Solder, starting right tackle Sebastian...
Via AFC East Daily
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots post-draft roster breakdown: Offensive line

With the off-season workouts started, rookies working to learn the playbook, and the coaches assessing the depth chart there is a clearer picture of what the New England Patriots 2014 roster will look like at training camp this summer. Undrafted Free Agent signings are just about complete with teams having just a few roster spots open. This continues the off-season series analyzing...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Continuity On Offensive Line Important With New Position Coach

The New England Patriots are bringing back their starting offensive line for the third straight season, and while the unit struggled at times last season, that continuity can be valuable. The familiarity is already paying off for Logan Mankins, who has a workout buddy in Foxboro this spring — starting right guard Dan Connolly. “We meet every morning at a certain time and get...
April 18, 2014  |  Discuss

AFC North Practice Squad Rosters

AFC North teams scrambled to meet the NFL's deadline of Saturday 6pm EST to have rosters down to 53. After players are released they must clear waivers before a team can pursue adding them to their practice squad. All four teams in the AFC North have added players to their eight man roster. Here are the updated rosters for each team. Baltimore Ravens: Safety Omar Brown, Linebacker...
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss
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