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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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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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Updating some of the New England Patriots key training camp battles

The New England Patriots are continuing their second week of practices with their preseason opponent and this week the other squad is the Philadelphia Eagles. After their combined practices last week with the Washington Redskins and the Patriots’ subsequent 23-6 loss in the first preseason game, the Patriots made some moves at positions and the position battles became clearer....
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17 days ago  |  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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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Talks About Touching his Centers’ Butts

Well then. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady admitted in a Q&A session with reporters on Wednesday that he probably touches his centers’ butts more than their wives. Centers is plural here because the Patriots have two players at that position competing for the starting job in the form of  Dan Connolly and Ryan Wendell.  Here is what Brady had to say to the Patriots...
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Tom Brady touches the butts of his centers “more than their wives”

Context? Sure, why not. Speaking Wednesday of his relationship with battling centers Dan Connolly and Ryan Wendell, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady summed things up perfectly. I’ve got confidence in those guys. I love both Dan and Wendy. I love those guys. They work so hard. The center-quarterback relationship is a pretty special one. I’ve got my hands on their butts...
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Tom Brady touches the butts of his centers “more than their wives”

Context? Sure, why not. Speaking Wednesday of his relationship with battling centers Dan Connolly and Ryan Wendell, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady summed things up perfectly. I’ve got confidence in those guys. I love both Dan and Wendy. I love those guys. They work so hard. The center-quarterback relationship is a pretty special one. I’ve got my hands on their butts...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Brady cracks a joke on his centers

Today, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was asked about his center competition and he had a pretty interesting thing to say about his centers Dan Connolly and Ryan Wendell. Brady didn’t reveal who has the edge to snap balls to him come September, but the QB did give everyone a quote to remember. “I’ve […] The post Patriots Brady cracks a joke on his centers appeared...
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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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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: ‘Unique’ Connection With Centers Ryan Wendell, Dan Connolly

FOXBORO, Mass. — Quarterbacks and centers are football’s equivalent of pitchers and catchers: If the connection isn’t there, it’s not going to work. We’re not sure if we’ve heard anyone describe that relationship quite like Tom Brady did Wednesday, though. Ryan Wendell and Dan Connolly have been sharing first-team reps during New England Patriots training camp, and Brady...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

The New England Patriots neglected to fix their biggest problem

Terrance “Pot Roast” Knighton. A name that should leave a sour taste in any Patriots fan’s mouth after his dominant performance in last year’s AFC Championship Game. That quarterback over in Denver wasn’t the most valuable Bronco in that game. It was a defensive tackle. Pot Roast. While Pot Roast has begun to establish himself as a great defensive tackle, he’s no ...
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El Jefe Speaks - Belichick giving Wendell every chance to earn roster spot with Patriots

For those who think that Bill Belichick as cold and heartless, it is important for you to pay attention to the competition at center for his New England Patriots as the clock ticks down on the 2014 preseason - and not just on the field, but in his words.You see, Belichick isn't quite as secretive as many bemoan him for, as he sometimes presents his statements and answers questions...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Ryan Wendell's roster spot in danger after game vs. Redskins?

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesRyan Wendell played the center spot during the second half of last night's Patriots game against the Redskins, which made at least NESN beat writer Doug Kyed wonder out loud about his role:Interesting to note that Ryan Wendell is playing center for the second half. Doesn't get the starter treatment.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyedNESN) August 8, 2014While...
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Training Camp Report: Brandon Browner tries to fight everyone, key injuries, plus more tweets

The Patriots' secondary got manhandled physically in the AFC Championship game by Denver's offense. The result? No tickets to the Super Bowl.So...enter Brandon Browner...Brandon Browner gets heated:Brandon Browner getting really hot under the collar. Has been pushing and jawing with Thompkins all morning.— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) July 30, 2014Then a coach flagged Browner...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Training camp report: Practice Recap - WRs have success and more

Brandon LaFell talks to the media. Photo from Mike Reiss.The Patriots just wrapped up practice and there was a number of interesting things going on aside from Dennard practicing in full pads.According to Mike Reiss (see below), rookie center Bryan Stork was hurt during practice, but walked off under his own power. Ryan Wendell took most of the snaps under center, so that will be...
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July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Bubble: Ryan Wendell center of attention

Tom Brady is back to pass. He is well protected in the passing game by 6’2” 300 lb. center, Ryan Wendell. The sixth year starter from Fresno State, has the ability to play guard as well. This is very helpful to Offensive Coordinator, Josh McDaniels. Ryan played at Fresno State under the watchful eye of offensive line guru, Pat Hill. The Patriots used a first round pick in 2005...
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July 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots' Camp Preview: Nasty Changes Coming Along Offensive Line

Editor's note:  The following article appeared originally as a contribution on FirstStopFantasy.com..Many fans have never heard of the Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award.Which is too bad, because short of an individual player receiving a Pro Bowl invite or being selected to the NFL's All Pro team, it is the only award that recognizes excellence among offensive linemen...
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July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Camp Preview: Youngsters could carry New England Patriots aging o-line

The offensive line is one of the most important pieces of the offense for the New England Patriots, heading into 2014. With certain veterans growing older or coming back from injury and an influx of young talent, it also figures to be one of the more interesting places to look during training camp. After 30 seasons with New England, long-time assistant head coach and offensive line...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster Talk: Patriots Centers

The center is one of two players on a team that touches the ball on every play (with some exceptions). The quarterback-center exchange is the most important part of every play. This position is often overlooked, however. Entering Training Camp the Patriots have a position battle brewing at center between multiple players: Ryan Wendell, Bryan Stork and even possibly Dan Connolly....
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Can the Patriots’ Offensive Line Top the League in 2014?

#180239296 / gettyimages.com The Patriots’ offensive line took a hit last year when Sebastian Vollmer, arguably the best right tackle in the league at the time, missed half of the season with a terrible leg injury. But despite the injury, the Patriots’ offensive line managed to support a well-balanced and solid offense. Left tackle Nate Solder pass blocked 647 times last season...
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June 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Patriots lineman eyes world record for largest cornhole event

With football behind him, former New England Patriots lineman Matt Light can now turn his focus to more important things. You know, like trying to break the Guinness World Record for largest cornhole event ever assembled.On Saturday, the three-time Super Bowl champion is hosting his 2nd Annual Cornhole Commotion Tournament at Gillette Stadium to benefit the Light Foundation, which...
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June 11, 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

5 Reasons Why Ryan Wendell Should Be Cut

1) He’s undersized. 2) He’s from Fresno State. 3+4+5) This is just a test post. You may also be interested in:5 Reasons Why Ryan Wendell Should Be CutNew England Patriots Super Bowl odds are high, but these long-shots are a more fun betTop 5 battles for starting quarterback across the NFL
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May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots day three draft recap

After an exciting first two rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft that saw the Patriots address needs on both sides of the ball, the team focused primarily on offense in the following rounds. Of the seven players drafted by the Patriots on Saturday, three are offensive lineman. One center, one guard, and one tackle, to be exact. The Patriots neglected to draft any offensive lineman in 2012...
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots draft Florida State center Bryan Stork

Stork will have a chance to take over Ryan Wendell's starting center job. Keith Srakocic/AP PhotoWith the first of their three fourth round picks, your New England Patriots have selected center Bryan Stork.While Stork has a little bit of a lower upside than some of the other centers that went earlier in the draft, he's a tough, smart technician who was the anchor of Florida...
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May 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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