Top Patriots of the 21st Century

Independence Day weekend is a time to celebrate American pride and honor those who have fought for our freedom. Those brave soldiers are called Patriots. On the football field the New England Patriots have been the prominent franchise in the NFL during the 21st century. Over the past month, Tom Curran of Comcast Sports Net New England has been listing his top 50 Patriots of the Bill...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Four-star JUCO quits Georgia's team shortly after arriving

File this under one under information that would have been useful earlier, as recent four-star offensive lineman enrollee DeVondre Seymour has decided he no longer wishes to pursue a career in football, according to the Athens Banner-Herald.After less than three weeks on campus, Seymour is no longer a member of the football program. Mark Richt addressed Seymour's status following...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Could the New England Patriots defensive line become dominant this season?

The New England Patriots defensive line has a chance to be dominant this season. You heard me correctly. Dominant. Not since 2003 when the Patriots held opposing teams to a league low 14.9 points per game have I dared to even whisper the word dominant to describe any aspect of the Patriots defense…until now. So who were these defensive stalwarts in 2003? Not exactly all pro defensive...
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June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Veterans That May Be Elsewhere Week One

It is almost an annual tradition at the end of training camp in New England that Bill Belichick decides to cut ties with a veteran player that is more often than not a fan favorite.Last August nobody saw the Logan Mankins trade coming, and in addition the trading of Richard Seymour in 2009 and the release of Lawyer Milloy in 2003 caught many Patriots followers off guard.Bill Belichick’s...
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June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Could Tom Brady become the next Drew Bledsoe?

By Carl Pfeiffer I am not sure if you’ve heard, but Tommy-boy Brady has been implicated in DeflateGate. Hell, even Tucker Carlson has weighed in on the whole topic. And, of course, that idiot thinks we are all against poor Tom and we are jealous of his success. Yeah that’s right, Tucker we hate success. That’s why you see all this hate for Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers and...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets NFL Draft Roundtable – Day One Review

The rest of the TOJ staff chimes in their thoughts on the New York Jets first round selection of Leonard Williams. Check out today’s 12 Pack right here… Dalbin Osorio – For months, I’ve been saying that Leonard Williams is the best player in this draft. He can stop the run, rush the passer and his ceiling is that of a Richard Seymour type. You have added him to a defensive...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets select Leonard Williams with the sixth overall pick

The New York Jets have selected Leonard Williams with the sixth overall pick. Here's his full scouting report, courtesy of Jeff Hyde (@Jeff__Hyde). There are many things teams will love about Leonard Williams leading up to the NFL Draft in just a few weeks. First off, he is extremely versatile along the defensive front.  He can dominate with his elite combination of power moves...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

BREAKING: New York Jets steal top-ranked prospect in NFL Draft

Everybody take a second to thank the Washington Redskins for passing on Leonard Williams. Without them, the New York Jets wouldn’t have been able to draft the best player in the draft! Williams will be able to step in and make an immediate impact in New York, and Jets fans are happy. I’ve never seen #Jets fans happy like that. So, that’s something. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets – NFL Draft 6th and 37th Pick’s History…

The New York Jets will pick in the following spots in this year’s NFL Draft: 1st round, 6th overall 2nd round, 37th overall 3rd round, 70th overall 4th round, 101st overall 7th round, 198th overall 7th round, 199th overall Over the next two weeks, Dalbin Osorio will look at those slots in recent history to see what players have been taken there. Today, we start with the 6th and...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Top Belichick Draft Classes 5: 2009

In the year 2009, the New England Patriots were heading into a re-tooling period. The team lost franchise cornerstones in Rodney Harrison and Mike Vrabel. Along with Tedy Brushci and Richard Seymour after the draft.For a long time, the Patriots 2009 draft class was looked at as a failure. However, looking back now you have to realize that it was an overall success. Three players...
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March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Buy 1988 New England Patriots Tailgating Camper—$7,900 on Craigslist

  By now you’ve probably watched “Inside the NFL’s” tour inside the madness known as the Gronkowski family tailgate. Of course, it features a massive party bus—that says “size matters”—and was apparently a dream purchase for Rob once he got to the NFL. It really doesn’t get any more Gronk than that. For any Pats fans yearning to make their tailgating experiencing...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL on CBS Quotage for Week 9 of the 2014 Season

After providing the NFL Network quotage, let’s post the notes and quotes from CBS’ dynamic duo of pregame programs. Also, we note that the SEC on CBS game which was the game formerly known as “The World’s Biggest Cocktail Party,” Georgia vs. Florida at Jacksonville, FL received a 4 rating with an 8 share making it the highest-rated college football game of the day. NEWS...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Reggie McKenzie Have to Face the Music in Oakland?

#137985404 / The Oakland Raiders started a new era under interim head coach Tony Sparano on Monday by burying a football; symbolically burying a disastrous start to the season.  After the first quarter of the season, it was clear that it was time for heads to roll with an 0-4 start after an offseason that created a sense of optimism.  But now that the head coach...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Training Camp Defensive Position Battles Include Cornerback

The New England Patriots’ defense could see a return to dominance with some new players in the fray for 2014. The unit, led by free-agent addition Darrelle Revis, could be the Patriots’ best defense since their last Super Bowl win in 2004 when Rodney Harrison, Tedy Bruschi and Richard Seymour were patrolling the field. This year’s defense has similar talent, but they’ll need...
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Projected 2014 All-AFC West team released, Oakland Raiders have two guys

The offseason is essentially complete, as teams wind down between now and the start of training camp, it’s possible to assess what each team has on their roster; things are essentially set, especially in terms of starting lineups. That being the case, it’s also time to start looking at how teams stack up within their division. One of the best ways to do that is to select the...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Oakland Raider Richard Seymour playing in World Series of Poker… wearing Raiders hat?

The Oakland Raiders were the last team that Richard Seymour played for before retiring from the NFL. After spending most of his career with the New England Patriots, Seymour was traded to the Raiders before the 2009 season for a first round draft pick. Seymour went on to anchor the defensive line and acting as the veteran presence in the locker room until he parted ways with the...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Analyzing the 2011 Draft: Oakland Raiders

When it comes to grading team’s in the NFL Draft, it takes 3 years to properly asses a team’s success. I previously graded the Kansas City Chiefs draft. That article can be found here: The Oakland Raiders were not a terrible team going into the 2011 draft. Tom Cable was replaced by Hue Jackson as the...
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July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

What to Expect from Raiders’ Sophomores

#137985400 / It is often said that it takes a few years to truly be able to judge a team’s draft class.  According to that model, it is still too early to judge the players selected by Reggie McKenzie and the Oakland Raiders in 2013, but we are closer to seeing what the potential is. The 2013 draft was supposed to be special for rebuilding the greatness of the...
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June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Have Best Defense On Paper Since Super Bowl-Winning Teams (Podcast)

Nine years without a Super Bowl win wouldn’t be cause for concern for most NFL teams, but Bill Belichick has made some structural changes to the New England Patriots in 2014. It appears that the days of winning with a strong offense and feeble defense are over as the Patriots head into OTAs. The Patriots’ defensive rebuild, which started in 2009 when players like Tedy Bruschi...
May 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Day 1 Draft Evaluation: Dominique Easley

The craziness that was Day 1 of the draft has come to an end; however the draft itself is far from over. Many of the nation’s top talents have been chosen, and are now heading to their respective facilities. Let’s look at New England’s 1st round draft selection, Dominique Easley. Dominique Easley hails from Staten Island, NY and has always been one of the nation’s best recruits...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Day One 49ers Draft Prospects: Ra’Shede Hageman

Vernon Davis recently said that the San Francisco 49ers are facing a championship or bust kind of season. Time is running out on some of the veteran players that are the core of this team. The 49ers have 11 picks in the 2014 NFL draft which will give them an opportunity to add a few impact players. Today we will take a look at another of the day one 49ers draft prospects. Next up...
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April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

The Raiders and the Salary Floor part 1: How the Salary Floor works

Special thanks on this article to and specifically @Jason_OTC, with whom I consulted to make sure my details were correct.   On Twitter, where I spend much of my free time these days (follow me @AsherMathews), I get a lot of questions about one of the additions to the newest Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), the spending requirement that each team agreed...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: 2011 NFL Draft Revisited

The NFL offseason is upon us.  This past weekend many football fans enjoyed the first step towards the NFL draft in the NFL Combine.  Over the next ten weeks we will here who the next great NFL players will be. At the conclusion of the draft many draft analysis will talk grades of each NFL team’s draft.  This is always a fun exercise, yet the true measure of a draft comes three...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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