Patriots’ 2015 Secondary Isn’t Panic-Worthy Despite Rag-Tag Group

New England Patriots fans apparently have short memories. All it took was one year of Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner for Patriot Nation to forget all about years of success despite secondaries built off scrap heaps and the depths of free agency. True: The Patriots lack a No. 1 cornerback. True: The Patriots might struggle to play press-man coverage with their current secondary...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: New England Patriots sign possible Darrelle Revis replacement

The Patriots have apparently found their Darrelle Revis replacement, but don’t get too excited. CB Bradley Fletcher, who visited the Patriots on Tuesday, is signing with the team. His agent @andysimms confirmed when asked. — Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) March 18, 2015 Fletcher, who played for the Eagles last season, did not have a great year. According to Pro Football Focus, he...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Culliver Among Best Free-Agent Cornerbacks With Darrelle Revis Signed

Darrelle Revis’ departure has left the New England Patriots a bit thin at cornerback. The Patriots had the best cornerback depth in the NFL last season, and now only Kyle Arrington, Malcolm Butler, Logan Ryan, Alfonzo Dennard, Justin Green and Daxton Swanson remain on the roster. Arrington, Ryan and Dennard all have started in the past, but the Patriots lack a true No. 1 option...
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Cheap Out On Revis, Watch Him Walk Back To Jets

On Tuesday Patriots fans were glued to their cell phones constantly checking twitter to confirm that the Patriots had re-signed all-pro corner Darrelle Revis. That moment never came, due to the fact that Tuesday night it was announced that Revis would be returning to the place where he started his NFL career, the New York Jets.Revis signed a five-year deal worth up to 70 million...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Party At Harvard Finals Club, Break Girls Arm

A group of players from the New England Patriots (including Julian Edelman, Michael Buchanan, Kyle Arrington, Danny Amendola) went to Harvard social club Phoenix SK to keep the Super Bowl “Yo Soy Fiesta” going. From everything we’re reading and hearing about it, this looked like an incredible affair.
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: 5 Potential Surprise Heroes

While The NFL is still sidestepping and tripping over itself with the “Deflategate” issue, the New England Patriots are planning to play a Super Bowl game against Seattle Sunday night.It would appear the off-field issues and strife are just an aggravating mosquito in the team’s plans to win a fourth title since 2001.Kevin Seifert of wrote this week that the NFL is...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell: Kyle Arrington, Danny Amendola Among Patriots’ Unsung Heroes

CHANDLER, Ariz. — Not everyone can be a star on the New England Patriots. Brandon LaFell was asked who are the unsung heroes on the Super Bowl XLIX-bound Patriots, and the wide receiver named players who have drawn the ire of New England fans over the years. “I would have to say the unsung heroes of this team would have to go to Kyle Arrington, Danny Amendola and our starting...
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Prelude To A Title - Part 3: Gap Discipline Key To Patriots Limiting Seahawks' Options On Offense

Patriots' defenders Arrington (25), Chung (23) and Collins are keys to stopping Seattle's read option offenseThe Seattle Seahawks rank dead last in number of passing attempts in NFL during the 2014 season - but when you have the type of ground game that the Seahawks' possess, there is really no need to air it out.  Besides, to say that the Seahawks are undermanned at the pass catching...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

How the Patriots Killed the Colts' Passing Attack

The Indianapolis Colts lost to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship game for so many reasons. There were numerous miscues to start the game, Boom Herron dropped two passes – one should have been for a touchdown – and Josh Cribbs decided to use his head, in the worst possible way.The Colts’ run defense again was pushed around, failing to maintain their gaps and struggling...
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January 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Arrington takes on heavy dose of work with success

New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington had to guard Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton throughout the AFC Championship while the Pats' normal No. 2 corner, Brandon Browner, shadowed tight end Coby Fleener.That matchup allowed the normal slot DB Arrington to take on a heavy dose of work, which he completed successfully. Hilton caught just one pass.According to ESPN Boston...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Defense Could Shake Up Matchups Against Colts Receivers

Covering Coby Fleener wasn’t supposed to be an issue in Week 11. It seemed that the New England Patriots had the perfect player to cover the Indianapolis Colts tight end after last season’s divisional-round playoff walloping. Linebacker Jamie Collins held Fleener to two catches for just 12 yards on five targets in the Patriots’ 43-22 win, while other defenders allowed four...
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Arrington: Patriots 'glued to TV' to see next opponent

BY NICK ST. DENISThe Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts kick off their AFC Divisional Round bout late this afternoon, and the New England Patriots are tuned in. The Patriots, fresh off a thrilling 35-31 victory over the Baltimore Ravens Saturday night, are in rest mode as the other AFC semifinal game commences. “It was a hard fought, physical game," Patriots cornerback Kyle...
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January 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Three keys for the New England Patriots’ offense versus the Baltimore Ravens

The New England Patriots learned their opponent for the AFC Divisional Round on Saturday when the Baltimore Ravens, as the number six seed, went into Heinz Field and upset the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-17. It looked like many of the Ravens wins in 2014, as the defense created key turnovers, allowed some yards–but not touchdowns–and the offense took advantage of their opportunities...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Dont’a Hightower: Patriots Using ‘Slower Pace’ Of Bye Week To Heal Up

FOXBORO, Mass. — New England Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower isn’t worried about rust. He just wants to get healthy before the postseason. Hightower, in his best season thus far as a pro, injured his shoulder in the Patriots’ Week 13 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He sat out Week 14, came back for two games and sat again in Week 17. He’s ready for the playoffs, though...
December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots-Jets Live: Danny Amendola, Tim Wright To See Increased Roles

10:40 a.m.: The New England Patriots will be without their leading receiver Sunday when they battle the 3-11 New York Jets. Julian Edelman didn’t make the trip to New York and was ruled out Saturday night along with running back LeGarrette Blount and cornerback Kyle Arrington. Edelman has played 80.7 percent of the Patriots’ offensive snaps, and he’s caught 92 passes for 972...
December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman, LeGarrette Blount and Kyle Arrington Out vs. Jets

View image | The New England Patriots will be without their #1 receiver Julian Edelman who did not make the trip with the team to play the New York Jets tomorrow afternoon at 1 p.m. Edelman was limited in practice all week after battling through a thigh injury and recently sustaining a concussion. Edelman is a key player for the Patriots’ transitioning offense...
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December 21, 2014  |  Discuss

No Julian Edelman: What Will Patriots' O Look Like Without Him?

According to multiple reports, Patriots WR Julian Edelman and CB Kyle Arrington did not make the trip to New Jersey for their divisional matchup against the rival New York Jets.  Injuries happen throughout the NFL season, but the late developments regarding Tom Brady's top target's availability elevate the game-within-the-game aspect of this contest.  The biggest question for New...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Who performed best in the New England Patriots win over the Dolphins

The New England Patriots shook off a slow start at Gillette Stadium on Sunday to defeat the Miami Dolphins 41-13. At the half, Miami had completely outplayed the Patriots on both sides of the ball, but New England had the lead due to a big special teams play by linebacker Jamie Collins blocking a field goal attempt and cornerback Kyle Arrington doing the “scoop-and-run” to convert...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Run The East: Week 15 Risers and Fallers

After twenty seasons of following the Patriots, I finally made it to a home game.   I had traveled the Atlantic to see the team play in England, but until today I had never seen them play in New England.  I had initially planned on heading to Foxboro earlier in the season when the weather was nicer, but the ridiculous prices on Stubhub lead me to a December matchup against Miami...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Dolphins-Patriots Week 15 Recap: Studs, Duds, And What We Learned

The New England Patriots offense struggled mightily through the first half, the Patriots put up 27 points in the second half (24 of which came in the third quarter), thus trouncing the Miami Dolphins 41-13. The Miami Dolphins had their share of missed opportunities and self-inflicting wounds (including a blocked field goal that was returned 62 yards for a touchdown by Kyle Arrington...
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kyle Arrington Returns A Blocked Field Goal Attempt For A Touchdown

The Patriots struck first in their Sunday game against the Miami Dolphins but the score came from an unusual source. With the Dolphins attempting a relatively easy 41 yard field goal attempt, the Patriots managed to block the punt and, because the Patriots seem to be blessed by some higher power right now, Kyle Arrington Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Akeem Ayers’ Patriots Role Likely To Change When Chandler Jones Returns (Mailbag)

Let’s put a popular misconception to bed. The myth: that New England Patriots cornerback Kyle Arrington should only be used in the slot. Arrington has proven over and over again this season that he’s a versatile cornerback who can line up all over the field and excel against various types of wide receivers. Arrington is pegged as the Patriots’ slot cornerback, because that...
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Five reasons Patriots won't lose to Dolphins again

The Week 1 New England Patriots weren’t exactly a New York Jets-level disaster, but they were a mess. Even after four successful preseason games and several key offseason acquisitions, they traveled down to Miami, lost, and put Patriots fans in a half-season tailspin. The Patriots bottomed out Week 4 against the Kansas City Chiefs, but their struggles began in the second half...
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis Lock-Down Job Among Takeaways From Patriots-Chargers

SAN DIEGO — The job of a cornerback might be the toughest in the NFL. Defensive backs can’t dictate action, they can only react to it, and the beauty of Darrelle Revis’ play is that he makes it look easy. Revis has been as good as advertised for the Patriots so far, and he turned in another stellar performance Sunday night in his team’s 23-14 win over the San Diego Chargers...
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Side-by-side comparison: Patriots at Chargers

The New England Patriots will play the Chargers in San Diego on Sunday night, so lets see how these two teams stack up to each other. NFL Teams | FindTheBest Comparing quarterbacks: NFL Passing Statistics | FindTheBest Injury Report NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Status Report DOUBTFUL LB Chris White (ankle) QUESTIONABLE LS Danny Aiken (concussion), CB...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss
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