Patriots Continue to Look at Quarterback Prospects

John Bazemore / AP The activity of the New England Patriots this offseason suggests that they are preparing for life after Brady under center.  The franchise has no immediate need at the quarterback position with Tom Brady still putting up Tom-terrific numbers, but at age 36, this grants New England with another two to four years tops with their future hall of fame quarterback leading...
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Weekly Rewind: #BostonStrong, best cornerback ever, and replacing Tom Brady

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon attacks, and while nothing can erase the tragedy, it has been heartwarming to see the New England faithful leaning on their sports teams for support. In football news, as preparation for the 2014 NFL Draft ramps up in the Foxboro front offices, we continue to analyze the needs of the Patriots and the fit of potential...
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The case for Aaron Murray replacing Tom Brady

There’s been times over the last few years that fans & local media have thrown around the Patriots searching for the “next” quarterback in line. Just a few years ago, the team scooped up a 1st round talent with a cannon for an arm in Ryan Mallett, but off-field issues made him drop to a draftable spot in round 3 for New England. Mallett has failed to really step up to give...
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The Patriots Will Shut Brandon Spikes Up

USATSI John Miceli (@JohnMiceli15) The New England Patriots lost Linebacker Brandon Spikes in Free Agency this off-season.  Spikes is a very talented player, but he is making some bold statements that are going to come back to him later on this season.  Brandon Spikes signed on to become a member of the Buffalo Bills this off-season, and with his departure, he sent some shots,...
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NFL Draft: Patriots could target running back Carlos Hyde in first round?

The New England Patriots could go quite a few different ways with their first round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft. There have been reports that the Patriots could look to bring in another playmaking wide receiver, but now there are reports surfacing that New England could select Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde with their pick. It appears that either way they go, they are looking...
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Dobson vs. Lafell: Who will be Tom Brady’s next ‘Moss’?

Ever since New England cut ties with Randy Moss back in 2010, the Patriots have been in search for a big bodied deep threat wide receiver. They tried to find one in a few guys: Taylor Price in the 2010 draft, Chad Johnson (or Ochocinco) via free agency in 2011, and Brandon Lloyd in free agency back in 2012. Although all of these receivers didn’t have the same 6’4” height of...
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Report: Patriots might draft a quarterback

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; The New England Patriots may look to draft a quarterback with Ryan Mallett’s contract set to expire after the 2014 season,  according to Pat Kirwan of CBS Sports.  The Patriots may be considering a quarterback becauseRyan Mallett is in the last year of his rookie deal and Tom Brady is...
Via Pro Football Zone
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Patriots Celebrate 14th Anniversary Of Drafting Tom Brady (Photo)

On April 16, 2000, the New England Patriots grabbed one of the biggest steals in NFL draft history. The Patriots picked Michigan quarterback Tom Brady with the 199th overall pick on the second day of the draft — the event was only two days back then. It was the perfect way for Bill Belichick to celebrate his 48th birthday. The Patriots celebrated Brady’s 14th anniversary with...
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New York Jets: Gang Green Should Trade Up for Anthony Barr

With less than a month to go before the NFL Draft, the New York Jets are preparing to find the pieces to get back into the postseason. With a slew of Draft picks in a loaded draft, it looks like the Jets maybe able to do just that. While most people think the Jets should stay put with the 18th pick and select an offensive prospect, but one intriguing possibility is trading up for...
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This day in Pats history (sort of): Belichick's B-day and Brady gets drafted

Greg M. Cooper/US PresswireOne could make the argument that the 16th of April is the most important day in Patriots history for 2 reasons. Reason #1: Bill Belichick was born on this day in 1952. Reason #2: The Patriots drafted one Tom Brady on April 16th, 2000. April 16 is a special day in #Patriots history: Bill Belichick was born on this day in 1952, and Tom Brady was drafted 199th...
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Report: Rob Gronkowski to ‘take his time’ returning to Patriots

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is “right where he should be” in his recovery from a torn ACL and MCL.  But that doesn’t mean he will rush his return. According to Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman, Gronkowski plans to ”take his time and then take more time.” Tom Brady’s top target has battled numerous injuries, with back-to-back offseasons consumed...
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Report: Patriots expected to be active in the draft while looking for a big play receiver

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; This isn’t much of a surprise at all, but the New England Patriots are expected to move around quite a bit in next month’s NFL Draft as they look for a big play wide receiver,  according to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report. The entire NFL is fascinated with Bill Belichick and everything...
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2014 NFL Draft: Patriots interested in drafting Jordan Matthews?

The New England Patriots are interested in drafting a wide receiver in the first couple rounds of the 2014 NFL Draft, and they might have their sights set on someone in particular. According to reports, the Patriots are very interested in drafting Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews. He has been one of the most talked about wide receivers in the entire draft process, and would...
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Who are the X-Factors of the AFC East?

New England Patriots: Quarterback, Ryan Mallett Basically anyone on the New England Patriots, not named Tom Brady, could be an X-factor. The whole team is built around Brady, and he tends to turn people into threats year-to-year. So what’s the next best thing to having a ‘Brady’? Having a ‘maybe-Brady’…? Granted, the sample size for Mallett isn’t that large, and...
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Reloading the Musket - Part 5: Patriots loaded at receiver, but why not take a look?

At the end of last season, the New England Patriots receiving corps looked more like a collection of leftovers from a triage room pick-up game than a roster full of professional athletes.That is not to mean that they aren't professional athletes, but how could one tell otherwise when the only healthy pass catchers on the field for the AFC Title tilt atrocity was a try-hard munchkin...
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Patriots expected to select quarterback ‘at some point’

The New England Patriots may have Tom Brady at the helm and Ryan Mallett serving as his back up, but that doesn’t mean the team won’t be interested in adding more depth to the position during the 2014 NFL Draft. In fact, there appears to be a growing belief around the league that the Patriots will select a quarterback “at some point” in the draft, according to insider Tony...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski on track with ACL recovery, to start jogging soon

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is right on schedule with his rehab and remains on track for his scheduled return. Gronkowski suffered a torn ACL and MCL in early December, and has been rehabbing his surgically repaired knee since undergoing the knife on Jan. 9. As I said on TA, Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski visited Dr. James Andrews this week. He’s right where he...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Are the New England Patriots trying hard to trade Ryan Mallett?

For the past several years the New England Patriots have been sitting Ryan Mallett the former Arkansas Razorback behind one of the greatest quarterbacks in the game.  Mallett has been learning from a “Legend” in Tom Brady, but is his time about to expire in New England? Over the past several days the New England […] The post Are the New England Patriots trying hard to trade...
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Patriots Will Have AJ McCarron Visit

AP Photo/Dave Martin, File John Miceli  (@JohnMiceli15) After the news broke a few weeks ago that the Patriots would host both Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel, the Patriots will now host AJ McCarron. I was adamantly against the rumors that the Patriots would draft Manziel or Bridgewater, as I do not think it’s the right year for the Patriots to get their Tom Brady insurance...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers all new secondary to be tested by elite quarterbacks in preseason

The 2014 preseason games were announced on Wednesday and the Carolina Panthers will be facing four AFC teams. Quarterbacks Ben Roethlisberger and Tom Brady should provide a strong test for the all new secondary. The only game with a set date at this point is the second preseason game at home against the Kansas City Chiefs, which will be broadcast nationally on FOX. Here’s the full...
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Brandon Spikes: ‘Icing on my cake to hand the Patriots two big L’s this year’

Buffalo Bills linebacker Brandon Spikes took some more shots at his former team, the New England Patriots, Wednesday. Spikes, who played his first four seasons in New England, signed a one-year deal with Buffalo this offseason. The 26-year-old Spikes, who was critical of the Patriots for placing him on injured reserve in January, took to Twitter Wednesday to rant against his...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Penn State Football: Unbroken

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. The hammer was dropped. Wins were vacated. Scholarships were reduced. A legendary coach was fired. Penn State football was supposed to be left for dead — a culture and fanbase left behind, tattered and torn in the wake on one man’s horrible sins and the efforts of a few others to cover those sins up. Penn State football was to be no more...
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Rob Ninkovich on Darrelle Revis: Patriots got the ‘best corner in the league’

New England Patriots defensive end Rob Ninkovich is excited about the signing of cornerback Darrelle Revis. “We got the best corner in the league coming in,” Ninkovich said, via Mike Reiss of “That’s always a good thing for a defensive end like myself, just give me a little bit more time [with tight coverage] and I’ll be happy to use that.” Ninkovich...
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Chandler Jones likes what he sees out of Rob Gronkowski's recovery process

One of the biggest questions of the 2014 season involves one of Tom Brady's biggest targets. Rob Gronkowski tore his ACL and MCL during the season and he's been working hard to get back into football shape ever since. Recovery times vary, especially after a devastating knee injury, but it seems like Gronk has been making sure that he'll be ready to go whenever...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski as the Patriots number one receiver

While much is made of Tom Brady's lack of a "true" number one wide receiver, it must be remembered that the team does have an imposing deep threat, he just doesn't plat at the receiver position. In looking at what makes a true "number one" passing option, former NFL scout Matt Williamson says that there may not be a better one in the league than...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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