Highs and lows of players in the Super Bowl

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) The extremes between the players in Sunday's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks: Tallest: 6-foot-8, New England offensive linemen Nate Solder and Sebastian Vollmer. Shortest: 5-foot-10, 12 players (six each team). Heaviest: 335 pounds, New England offensive lineman Marcus Cannon. Lightest: 185 pounds, Seattle defensive back Marcus...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

The distinctive international flavor of Super Bowl Media Day

PHOENIX (AP) New England Patriots offensive lineman Sebastian Vollmer spent a good portion of his hour-long media session answering questions in German. Vollmer grew up in Germany, so it makes sense, but it also exemplifies how much of an international event the Super Bowl has become. Quite a few of the 2,000 journalists jammed across the floor of the US Airways Center at Super...
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January 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Nine AAC Alumni Comprise Rosters of Teams Playing For Super Bowl Appearance

The Packers, Seahawks, Colts and Patriots will battle in the NFL conference championships this Sunday to decide who plays in the almighty Super Bowl on February 1, 2015. Nine players who once adorned the uniforms of schools currently a part of the American Athletic Conference are listed on the active rosters of the four NFL franchises playing in the NFC and AFC championship games...
Via AAC Football Fever
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Three keys on defense for the New England Patriots vs the Baltimore Ravens

The New England Patriots continue to gear up to face the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Divisional Round on Saturday. The Patriots have had full participation in practice this week as key players such as wide receivers Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell, offensive linemen Dan Connolly and Sebastian Vollmer, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, and cornerback Brandon Browner get healthy for...
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January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: Four matchups to watch for vs. the Ravens

The New England Patriots start their Super Bowl run at home against the Baltimore Ravens. These two teams have quite the history in the postseason. The Ravens are coming off a 30-17 road win over the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Patriots are coming off virtually three weeks of rest. Although the two teams are familiar with one another, this matchup is between two different teams personnel...
January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots offensive line takes a hands off approach

Ryan Hannable, WEEI:All indications are the Patriots will get their starting offensive line back this week — (left tackle to right tackle) Nate Solder, Connolly, Bryan Stork, Ryan Wendell and Sebastian Vollmer.Just how important is a healthy offense line for the Patriots offense and Brady to be successful?Solder, Connolly, Stork, Wendell, Vollmer (7-1 record) — Weeks 5, 8-14...
Via Patriots Life
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Breakdown of AFC East 2014 All-Pro vote-getters

BY NICK ST. DENISThe NFL's 2014 All-Pro squad was announced Friday.Here's the breakdown of players from the AFC East:Note: Each position gets 50 votes.Offense:Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (First team, received all 50 votes)Others receiving votes:Jets center Nick Mangold (7)Patriots tackle Sebastian Vollmer (3)Defense:Bills defensive end Mario Williams (First team, 24 votes)Bills...
Via AFC East Daily
January 02, 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

Grade Day: Who performed best in the New England Patriots loss to the Bills?

As one of the few playoff teams without anything to play for, the New England Patriots hosted their division rivals the Buffalo Bills in a “meaningless” game. Rather than approach the game as a tune-up for the post-season, the Patriots instead emptied the back-end of the roster as the game took on the feel of the third preseason game as starters on both sides of the ball sat...
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December 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Don't be too concerned with today's offensive struggles

At one or more points during the Patriots 17-9 loss to the Buffalo Bills today, you were probably rolling your eyes because of the ineptitude of New England's offense. If it's something you're worried about heading into the playoffs, don't be.The first thing, which is also the most obvious, New England was without Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Jonas Gray, Dan Connolly and Sebastian...
Via Patriots Life
December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots Change Sebastian Vollmer’s 2014 Contract Incentives

It appears an extra payday might be a little easier to achieve for Sebastian Vollmer. The New England Patriots have changed the incentives in their starting right tackle’s contract by decreasing the percentage of plays he needs to earn his goals, league sources told ESPN’s Field Yates on Monday. According to Yates, Vollmer now will earn $1 million if he plays 70 percent of the...
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Reportedly Rework OT Sebastian Vollmer’s Contract

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Patriots have restructured RT Sebastian Vollmer‘s contract and decreased the percentage of snaps it will require for him to earn the $2 million in incentives included in his current agreement. Under Vollmer’s previous agreement, he would have earned $1 million for playing 80 percent of the Pats’ offensive snaps and another $2 million...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Dave DeGuglielmo: No Magic Formula To O-Line’s Improvement

FOXBORO, Mass. — Don’t feel bad if Dave DeGuglielmo never responded to your text message. The New England Patriots offensive line coach, a Cambridge, Mass., native, wasn’t only receiving criticism from the media when his unit struggled to start the season but also his friends and family. DeGuglielmo took over for longtime Patriots assistant Dante Scarnecchia, and after the...
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting Patriots vs Broncos Week 9 - PatriotsLife roundtable

It's pretty obvious that when you poll a couple Patriots bloggers, they are probably going to pick their team to win. So, instead we look at where we do differ- the final score.Here's a roundup of some of our writers predictions for the team's upcoming game - Denver vs New England. -------- Mike Saver (@MikeASaver)Broncos by 11I think the Broncos may end up going down as one of...
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November 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The top-three match ups to watch in New England Patriots vs. Denver Broncos

As we approach the New England Patriots’ Week 9 tilt against the Denver Broncos, everyone will be (and are probably already) boiling it down to the quarterbacks. Yes, this is Tom Brady and Peyton Manning going “head-to-head” for the 16th time in their storied careers. However, I’m quick to point out there won’t be a moment when those two will be battling each other directly…unless...
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October 31, 2014  |  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...
October 12, 2014  |  Discuss

O-line turns it around: a look at the advanced stats

Boy was that something special, huh?Perhaps it took being on the verge of a crisis to truly appreciate the fortitude that lies deeply ingrained within this franchise but time after time it shows up and it never ceases to amaze me. While there was a display of resiliency from everyone who took to the Foxborough turf on Sunday night against the Bengals, one of the finest examples was...
Via Patriots Life
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the Patriots Legitimate Super Bowl Contenders?

Kyle:  Talk to me on Monday about this one. If they play the best team in football close Sunday, or somehow, miraculously win, then they can be considered contenders. As they stand today, the Pats are NOT Super Bowl contenders as of today. My sense is there are too many leaks in this Titanic to fix on a short week. Rick:  At this point, the Patriots are not legitimate Super...
Via Foxboro Blog
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Why keep the cap space?

Could spending the cap have stopped this? (Dilip Vishwanat)Following Monday's embarrassing loss, people began to ask serious questions. One such question is why do the Patriots have $14.1 million in cap space when the roster clearly is missing some form of an upgrade. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe wrote a piece concerning this issue. Currently, the team is taking cap hits for Aaron...
Via Patriots Life
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots’ Loss To Chiefs Proves Issues Run Deeper Than Originally Assumed

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The most excited players in the New England Patriots’ locker room should be the offensive linemen. The heat is off for at least five days. Everything went wrong for the Patriots on Monday night in their 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Everything. Even Patriots players who garnered the most confidence heading into the 2014 season, like quarterback Tom...
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

PatriotsLife Mailbag: Panic in New England?

Concerns over the struggling offensive line dominate our first ever mailbag. Jessica Rinaldi/Boston GlobeThe standings may say the Pats are 2-1 and tied for the division lead, but Patriots fans know better than to be impressed with the sluggish play the team has put out so far. Concerns about the offense, and particularly the offensive line, dominate our first ever mailbag here at...
Via Patriots Life
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive line shows signs of improvement: Looking at the advanced stats

After last week’s performance against the Dolphins, in which Tom Brady was sacked four times and the run game was held to a miserable 89 yard total, this weeks effort by the offensive line was a comparative breath of fresh air. This was no coincidence, as the Vikings game brought about a personnel switch to a 6-man offensive line, allowing Stevan Ridley to rush for 101 yards (as...
Via Patriots Life
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Three things the New England Patriots have to improve on before next week

Well, we’re in the thick of it already here, folks. Following a shocking Week 1 loss to the Miami Dolphins, the Patriots find themselves mired in drama right off the bat in 2014. The 33-20 drubbing stings all the more because New England held a double digit lead at one point, not to mention the fact that they were absolutely manhandled on both sides of the ball while surrendering...
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September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots banged up or injured? Darrelle Revis, Rob Ninkovich and Sebastian Vollmer

Sebastian Vollmer avoided a major injury (Jim Davis - Boston Globe)During Sunday's egregious loss to the Miami Dolphins, several players had issues in regards to their health. Darrelle Revis experienced cramps, missing the last two defensive drives. Sebastian Vollmer was taken out for a drive after being slow to get up. The most severe may have been Rob Ninkovich though, where the...
Via Patriots Life
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Offensive, defensive lines have poor showings in Opening Day loss

Mike Ehrmann/Getty ImagesThe Patriots season opening loss to the Dolphins raised more questions than it answered.Among the biggest were how the offensive and defensive lines were going to move forward after such a putrid showing. Tom Brady was sacked twice, was strip-sacked another time and had to do more dancing around to avoid pressure than I've seen in a long time. There had...
Via Patriots Life
September 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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