Another Look at New England’s Run Game

#453664028 / I talked last week about how the RB situation in New England isn’t exactly clear yet. I hinted at veteran Stevan Ridley not making the roster, just out of speculation. Well it seems apropos to revisit this same topic since it’s being more heavily speculated that Ridley might not, in fact, make the final roster. The Pats surprisingly cut Tommy Kelly...
Via TopSportsReport
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

X's & O's a look at the running back position

Getty ImagesBefore we dive into how the Patriots should use their running backs this upcoming season, lets take a dive into what each back does well for the Patriots and how they should use each one of them. Each back the Patriots have in their backfield has a different skill set, and they all can be used effectively. While each back they have has their strengths, they all have their...
Via Patriots Life
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Stevan Ridley: roster riddle- PatriotsLife roundtable

Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesContinuing our series of roundtable conversations about hot topics entering the year today is the curious case of Stevan Ridley. The 4th year veteran seems to be on the roster bubble according to some. To share your views comment below, tweet @PatriotsLife, or connect with individuals writers by their Twitter accounts below:William Stiles (@TheFib0624...
Via Patriots Life
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Vereen, Edelman are Brady's favorite targets so far

Barry Chin/Globe StaffNo surprises here, but Julian Edelman and Shane Vereen are shaping up to be important pieces in the passing game for Tom Brady. According to WEEI, Edelman (10 targets) and Vereen (7 catches) are in the top 3 for catches among Patriots receivers in preseason. And neither of them have dropped a pass yet so far. Top 5:WR Julian Edelman: 10 catches on 10 targetsWR...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: A lot of things Patriots can improve on

Tom Brady was threw two touchdown passes to help lead the New England Patriots to a 30-7 dominating preseason victory over the Carolina Panthers on Friday night. “There’s a lot of work to do, but it was fun being out there,” Brady said. “It’s great to win, especially this game. They’re a good football team and if you don’t execute well, they’re going to be really...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly Goes Stealth Mode and Slams Patriots Shane Vereen

There are few--if any--players in the league that have a nose of the ball quite like Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly. He was a beast in college (532 total tackles in three seasons), he's been an award wining beast in the NFL (Defensive Rookie of the Year two years ago; Defensive MVP last season).How in the world does he do it?@SBNationGIF/TwitterStealth mode.Look...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 3 New England Patriots 30 - Carolina Panthers 7

The Patriots allowed a late Joe Webb TD from shutting out the Carolina Panthers. It was all Patriots from the start.Some early struggles on offense were alleviated. Final score was 30-7.The Patriots built a 20-0 third quarter lead on two Shane Vereen scores. Big 1st half hightlight was the Stephen Gotkowski 60 yard field goal.There was a bit of excitement on the third offensive possession...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

designingsport: Shane Vereen, New England Patriots

designingsport: Shane Vereen, New England Patriots
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Buy or Sell: Tom Brady

Tom Brady has long been a cornerstone for fantasy franchises, a QB you could count on to put up top three or four numbers. But he’s getting up there in age and his once full cupboard of weapons is now, for reasons ranging from homicide to injury to age, somewhat bare. That said, he still put up more than 4,000 yards passing and threw 25 TDs in a year in which he lost for all or...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Will be the Starting RB in New England?

#159419605 / Having a rag-tag team of injury-prone and rookie receivers forced the Patriots to fall back on their run game more than usual last season. This strategy obviously worked out, as the Pats finished 7th in rushing yards and 2nd in rushing touchdowns, and averaged 4.4 yards per rush. But can the Patriots repeat an impressive run game this year? #453664028...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Fantasy Football Projections 2014

QB Tom Brady (New England) Tom Brady arguably had the worst statistical season of his career last season, completing 60.5% of his passes (lowest since 2003), for an average of 6.92 YPA (lowest since 2003), 25 touchdowns (lowest in a full season since 2006), and 11 interceptions, a QB rating of 87.3. That QB rating was the 4th worst of his career and the lowest since 2003, when the...
Via The Football Fan Spot
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Scoutlook: New England Patriots Backfield

Will it be Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley or James White? How will the Pats divvy out the touches? Fantasy Football Expert Stephen Englert deciphers how he interprets the New England Patriots backfield situation.
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Rookie James White Getting 1st Team Reps

Patriots rookie running back James White got some first-team reps along with Shane Vereen during Wednesday's joint practice with the Eagles. SOURCE: csnne.comFantasy Spin:Stevan Ridley got most of his reps with the second-team offense. White has reportedly had an impressive camp and could cut into Ridley's usage, especially if Ridley's fumbling issues resurface.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Fantasy Football Outlook

The New England Patriots were once again a dominant force in the AFC, going 12-4 and earning the second seed in the conference. They scored the third most points in the league, only beat by the Broncos and Bears (by one total point). It was an unconventional year from a fantasy perspective however, as Bill Belichick used a running back by committee system with Stevan Ridley, LeGarrette...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Training Camp Report: Patriots keep Rob Gronkowski out of joint practice with Redskins

Shane Vereen in blocking drillsIt's notable but not necessarily surprising that tight end Rob Gronkowski was held out of today's joint practice with the Washington Redskins.Gronk has returns to practice during training camp, an early indication he could be ready by week 1 after tearing his ACL late last season. Still, he has not been working in team drills, which there will...
Via Patriots Life
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: New England Patriots players love training camp

It’s football time, and the only people more excited to see the Patriots back on the field are the Patriots themselves. All week, the Patriots players have been jumping on twitter, showing their excitement and giving their thanks to the fans. Here’s a look at training camp from the players’ perspective: It’s almost Football season — Shane Vereen (@ShaneVereen34) July 12...
Via cover32 - Patriots
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots running backs offer a variety of options

Rookie running back James White at Patriots practice, Stephan Savoia/APStevan Ridley. Shane Vereen. James White. Brandon Bolden. Stephen Houston. Roy Finch. James Develin. What if I told you I could see any of these players making the roster for a number of very good reasons? How could a pair of undrafted free agent running backs compete for a roster spot against a trio of prime...
Via Patriots Life
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots RB James White On Fantasy Football Sleeper Radar

In a crowded backfield that includes Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley and Brandon Bolden, James White appears to be making the most of his time on the field by impressing the New England Patriots RB coach Ivan Fears.Fears said that, “He runs like a big guy for a little guy… It’s hard not to be in love with him.” Those are strong words for a rookie at this stage but often times...
Via FF Locker Room
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 Backup RBs in Fantasy Football

Nowadays, it is more important than ever to have multiple RBs on both your fantasy football team, as well as your favorite NFL team. In fantasy, getting a backup RB late in drafts can be the reason you win your league. However, this is more prevalent in PPR leagues as Shane Vereen, Danny Woodhead and Darren Sproles are more Wide Receiver than Running Back. On average all 3...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Football: 3 New England Patriots to Draft

Do you hear that? That is the sweet sound of NFL fans rejoicing. Fantasy football season is finally upon us! If you’re anything like me, you take your virtual roster pretty seriously – and rightfully so. Whether you’re a fantasy veteran or just starting out, everyone has players that they will target in their respective drafts. Here is a brief look at three New England Patriots...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Need To Run To Succeed In 2014

New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley (22) – Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports The New England Patriots have built an impressive running game, especially in the past two seasons, as Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen replaced the plodding BenJarvis Green-Ellis and the diminutive Danny Woodhead. The Patriots had already lost running back Green-Ellis to Cincinnati...
Via The Sports Journal
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Who Are Poised to Have Big Years in Fantasy

With actual NFL football less than one month away, and few offseason speculations left to make, I thought I would take the time to combine my love for the New England Patriots with my love for fantasy football.Since there’s still plenty of time for those who are making their own draft sheets, I’m going to focus this on a couple of undervalued Patriots. “Undervalued,” in that...
Via TopSportsReport
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Roster Talk: Patriots Running Backs

The New England Patriots have an offense built around Tom Brady and the passing attack, that is no secret. Yet the key to building a championship caliber team generally means having the ability to run the ball and have some balance. The Patriots will look to strike the perfect balance in 2014, bringing eight running backs into Training Camp. The stable of running backs returns 4th...
Via Pro Football Spot
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

How Much Will the Patriots Miss LeGarrette Blount in 2014?

With LeGarrette Blount in Pittsburgh after signing a 2 year/$3.5 Million dollar deal, it is clear that the Patriots backfield has some serious issues that must be addressed before the 2014 season begins. Many fans questioned why Coach Belichick would trade future high round draft picks for a washed up, overweight running back named LeGarette Blount in 2013, but trust me, Belichick...
Via TopSportsReport
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: New England Patriots join the World Cup frenzy

With the United States knockout game against Belgium set to take place later today, all of America is ready to watch some football… I mean futbol. The New England Patriot players are no different. Here are some of the World Cup reactions from current and former Pats. Let’s get those 3 points today boyyyys @ussoccer @SportsCenter #USA #beatportugal #IBelieveSC
Via cover32 - Patriots
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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