Brian Tyms, Logan Ryan Among Patriots’ Practice Players Of The Week

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brian Tyms still helped the New England Patriots last week, despite not being active for Sunday night’s 43-17 trouncing of the Cincinnati Bengals. The wide receiver, who recently came off a four-game suspension, was among the Patriots’ eight practice players of the week as they prepared for the Bengals. Tyms, offensive lineman Chris Barker, defensive end...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: Week 6 IDP Waiver Wire

Justin DurantSource: Tom Pennington/Getty Images North Americ How’d you do in week five? Although only two teams were on a bye week, the injuries came back to haunt us.  The IDP community lost Titans safety Bernard Pollard for the season with a ruptured achilles.  The Cardinals lost defensive end Calais Campbell to a sprained MCL and will be out 2-4 weeks. Jets linebacker David...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Last night's win made a believer out of me

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesPatriots fan are excited about last night's 43-17 win over the Cincinnati Bengals, and rightfully so. The Patriots looked impressive in every facet of the game, cutting through the Cincinnati Bengals defense like they weren't there, while Revis Island was out in full effect against A.J. Green (5 catches, 81 yards and a TD, most of which came against...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Dominate Bengals 43-17, Silence Doubters

The Patriots were at the end of a week that was embroiled in more anger, questions and second-guessing that had ever been seen in the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era. Following a disastrous performance on Monday Night Football, the Patriots welcomed the lone remaining undefeated team in the NFL, the Cincinnati Bengals, to Gillette Stadium.The Patriots silenced the critics, for now,...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots rebound and blow out Cincinnati, 43-17

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesThe Patriots responded with a big statement win against the Cincinnati Bengals, blowing them out at home, 43-17. Brady completed 23 of 25 passes for 292 yards and 2 touchdowns, becoming the 6th quarterback to hit 50,000 career passing yards in the process. The Patriots also rushed the ball very effectively behind 113 yards and a TD for Stevan Ridley and 90...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Did anybody have a good game in the New England Patriots’ loss?

This is an easy one. After a stinker of a Monday night performance, losing in Kansas City 41-14 to the Chiefs, the overall grade for the New England Patriots is a big fat “F.” The defense was porous in the running game and was unable to come up with a big stop or turnover when the game was still close. The offense failed to move the ball and convert key first downs, and when...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Alfonzo Dennard Downgraded To Out For Monday’s Patriots-Chiefs Matchup

Alfonzo Dennard didn’t travel with the New England Patriots despite being listed as probable for Monday night’s matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Dennard was downgraded to out on Sunday night. This is the third straight game the Patriots cornerback will miss with an injured shoulder. Dennard has an interception in his lone start in Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins. Second...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Talk To NFL About Logan Ryan’s Pass Interference Penalty

The Oakland Raiders were nearly bailed out on a questionable penalty late in the fourth quarter on Sunday in their 16-9 loss to the New England Patriots. Down a touchdown, Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr chucked it deep to wide receiver Andre Holmes with 1:08 left in the fourth quarter. There was contact between Holmes and Patriots cornerback Logan Ryan, and the side judge...
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September 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots' defense comes out on top in street fight with Raiders

Patriots' defenders congratulate nose tackle Vince Wilfork after his late interception sealed a tight win over Oakland.Penalties have dogged the New England Patriots the first two games of the 2014 NFL season, and it appeared for one fleeting second that a penalty was going to be their undoing on Sunday afternoon against the Oakland Raiders.Instead, a penalty negated what would...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Recap: Offense struggles again in Patriots win over Raiders

Elise Amendola/Associated PressThe Oakland Raiders put up a much better fight than most were expecting, but it was still not enough, as the Patriots narrowly escaped their home opener with a 16-9 win. With the Raiders inside the red zone with 59 seconds to go, Vince Wilfork intercepted a Derek Carr pass that was tipped by Logan Ryan, sealing the victory for New England. The Patriots...
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September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Wilfork's coverage skills on display in win against Vikings

Mark L. Baer/US PresswireWhen you think of playmakers in the Patriots secondary thoughts of the pro bowler Devin McCourty, the highly touted Revis or second year standout Logan Ryan may come to mind. You normally don't think of a 325 pound defensive lineman.In last week's Patriots game there was a sack by Chandler Jones that was set up by Wilfork dropping back into coverage...
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September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Defense Lives Up To Elite Potential As Big-Play, Aggressive Unit

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Maybe the New England Patriots’ defense can be “elite,” after all. The Patriots’ lived up their potential in Sunday’s 30-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, but they still have room to grow. The dominant defensive performance came against a team without its best player and with Matt Cassel at the helm, but they forced four turnovers, recorded...
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September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots still have advantage over Vikings in Patterson trade

The New England Patriots desperately needed a wide receiver entering the 2013 NFL draft and Cordarrelle Patterson was sitting there, waiting to be drafted No. 29 overall. New England chose to trade down, in typical Patriots fashion, picking up second-, third-, fourth- and seventh-round draft picks from the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings picked Patterson and the rest might be history...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Unrealistic expectations surrounding Darrelle Revis

Darrelle Revis celebrates his fumble recovery with Logan Ryan, Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesDarrelle Revis surrendered a touchdown to Mike Wallace in the season opener against Miami, something Patriot fans thought wouldn't happen all year.Revis is a special player, an all-world cornerback. Richard Sherman gets all the attention because he runs his mouth, while Revis quietly...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection: Ryan Mallett, Stevan Ridley Make The Cut

The New England Patriots’ locker room will be tense over the next three days. Bill Belichick and the Patriots’ coaches and front office will review the game film from Thursday night’s preseason finale against the New York Giants and make their final roster decisions before they must cut 22 players by Saturday at 6 p.m. to whittle their roster down to 53 players. The Patriots’...
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August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection 4.0: Ryan Mallett Doesn’t Make The Cut

The New England Patriots’ locker room was eerily calm on Monday afternoon. The Patriots must cut down their roster to 75 players on Tuesday, and the team already showed that anyone can be released when they let go of veteran defenders Tommy Kelly, Will Smith and James Anderson a day earlier. Cutting down this Patriots roster won’t be an easy task for head coach Bill Belichick...
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August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis: Bill Belichick Knows When To Name Patriots Starting Secondary

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots have seen a lot of moving parts in their starting secondary throughout training camp and the first two preseason games of 2014. All-Pros Darrell Revis and Devin McCourty are locked into their starting roles at cornerback and safety, respectively, but it’s still unknown who else will fill out the Patriots’ first-team defensive backfield...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection 3.0: Ryan Mallett Among Final Decisions

The New England Patriots’ backup tight end and pass rusher might not be on their 90-man roster yet. The Patriots will keep a close eye on roster cuts throughout the NFL on Aug. 26 and 30. The team is loaded at certain positions, like cornerback and wide receiver, while they still lack important depth. The Patriots won’t be finished constructing their roster until they see which...
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August 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Crowded Secondary Forces Logan Ryan, Kyle Arrington To Safety

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick might value versatility more than any professional coach in any sport. The New England Patriots head coach likes wide receivers who can play cornerback, defensive ends who can drop back in coverage, running backs who can split out at wide receiver and defensive backs that can play all over the field. That kind of versatility allows Belichick to put...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo, Ryan Mallett Shine In Patriots’ Preseason Win Over Eagles

FOXBORO, Mass. — Penalty flags dominated what should have been an entertaining, back-and-forth preseason game between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. Flags seemed to fly during every play, and it severely slowed down the game. Hopefully, by the time the regular season rolls around, teams learn not to commit the penalties that keep getting called or the refs start...
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August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Observations: Jimmy Garoppolo Shines; Ryan Mallett Absent

FOXBORO, Mass. — It might be too early to declare that the New England Patriots have a backup quarterback controversy, but rookie Jimmy Garoppolo is making the most of his reps with Ryan Mallett absent at practice. Garoppolo completed 9-of-14 passes in 7-on-7s drills, and he went 16-of-24 in 11-on-11s. Garoppolo threw an interception in 7-on-7s, but his pass clanged off he hands...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp Report: Everyone picks off Tom Brady as Ryan Mallett sits once again

Today's training camp practice had a lot of big news.Aaron Dobson and Dominique Easley suited up for the first time, as they have come off the PUP and NFI lists respectively.Rob Gronkowski also participated in team drills for the first time all camp, as he was part of the 7 on 7s. So, what else happened at camp?For one, backup quarterback was missing once again. He was out of...
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August 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Training Camp Report: Ryan Mallett missing and offensive line depth chart starts to take shape

The Patriots had a light practice today as they prepare to take on the Eagles in joint practices on Tuesday and Wednesday. Still, there were some significant takeaways from today's session.First and foremost, quarterback Ryan Mallet was absent. No reason was given for this and so we are left to assume it has to do with an awkward slide he had during last Thursday's preseason...
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August 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Weekly Rewind: Jimmy Garoppolo; Cornerbacks; Ryan Mallett; Lessons learned

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the New England Patriots this week. New England Patriots - Jimmy Garoppolo is gaining confidence. (READ) - Should Logan Ryan be starting at cornerback. (READ) - Is Ryan Mallett a starting NFL quarterback. (READ) - What have we learned so far this offseason. (READ) You may also be...
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August 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Five things to watch for in the New England Patriots preseason opener

The moment we have all been waiting for is here. Tonight the New England Patriots take on the Washington Redskins in their opening preseason game of the 2014-15 season. Here are five things to look for in the NFL and for the New England Patriots this week. Ryan Mallet a Starter? NFL.com had an interesting story on Monday quoting Mike Mayock who, after watching the Patriots scrimmage...
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August 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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